Tuesday, March 23, 2010

partial restoration of panel interior

When I am not fixing up the bar or at the shop working on the 53 Chevrolet truck, I am at home working on the panel. I did up the jams and put in the weather-stripping and painted the interior a bit. Still plugging away but it feels good to get this together. I can't wait to get the seat installed. Tran is upholstering it now.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monarch Boardtrack project!! Fast and dangerous!!

Here is a photo of the motor in the frame. I'm not too far off now!

Oh man. Now what?

Ah, the delicate touch of Mason Byers has brought me to this low, low place. Here are a few photos of the tap broken off in the head, where not a week ago, the stud got broken off. I'm not sure what else we can stick in there to break off but if anyone has any ideas, i'm up for suggestions.

Monday, March 8, 2010

the panel hit a roadblock.

Damn. I worked on the panel all day, trying to get the exhaust manifold back on but after surfacing the thing, it refused to line up! I called Mason, resident genius and mechanic to lend a hand. After some drilling and banging, he grabbed the big pliers to twist out the stud and sadly, it snapped off way back in the head. Oh man. Not good. We took a few days to consult a psychic and were told to drill it out and run a tap so that's what we are gonna do. Until then, I have been painting and laying weather stripping into the door jams and getting ready to install the restored suburban seat, re-pop floor mat, and headliner. I'm hoping to have the dash and rear door jams painted this weekend. Last photo is of a favorite person at a favorite bar. Local Carpenter Extraordinaire and all around good guy Ross Morgan at the AvalonBar.

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