Thanks guys. It has been a long journey but it has really been rewarding.
As all of you know, I am a hobbiest but have painted all my life. When I got my roadster finished, I wanted something to piddle with that would advance and utilize my metal forming skills. It seamed that a complete but neglected convertible would be just the ticket. Since I have the roadster, there has been no need to rush the project. It has just been my "day on the lake."
I posted my build in detail on another forum and have had over 750,000 views. That has done a lot to keep me motivated.
Of course, there is still much to do but taking it by the local cruise night will be exciting.
The roadster has been in my garage 16 years. It really needs freshening up. I guess I already have my next project.
I don't know why, but I love watching you guys form that metal. That fender you made is incredible. When I was in the AF, the adjacent shop to me was sheet metal and I always wanted to venture over there to learn. Unfortunately, I was kept busy running lathes and mills.
John, the car is beautiful! When you get her done, need to take the wife for a nice long drive in a scenic part of your area. Get pictures too! I am sorry to read of her issues.
Thanks for the kind words John. The metal work really is rewarding....And yes, I am looking forward to taking Barb for a ride. Precious now has heat and air thanks to Steve. Windows and a top would probably come in handy huh?
I wore my red SPI shirt to the Cleveland cruise in today. I had a lot of great comments from the crowd. It was a good day.
The top irons are on the car, wired up and working. It is now at a stand still until I can get my chrome back and adjust the top to the windows. I don't understand why chrome never is finished when they say it will be.
Anyway, the cruise in was good. The car did well and, as I said, we had a good day.