Friday, September 7, 2018

“For a while" is a phrase whose length can't be measured by the person who's waiting

The latest is that the pan and subframe work is done - they're waiting for sandblasting and paint.  The 'new' estimate is the end of NEXT week.  So if there was even a glimmer of hope that I'd be able to get this car back on 4 tires before the show on the 15th, it's now extinguished for certain.  Nearly everything that remains is due at the end of next week.
I'm at a near standstill while I wait for things to be completed - the gauge wiring and mount will be completed on Monday.  I've modified the absolute shit out of the gauge panel to get it to work where the stock radio is normally fitted.  I had to remove material at the edges on the mounting flange to clear the screw that holds the vent lever assembly.  This is going to get sanded down to bare metal and repainted on Monday.  After a week or so of sitting/drying, I'll mount it up on the dash with the gauges installed and the wires mounted.  I'm working on this as slowly as possible but this task will conclude well before it's required.  Not a bad result - considering all I have is a Dremel and the rock steady hands of a guy who always loses at Operation.

It'll be quiet here for a few days/week - while I wait out the arrival of the rest of the parts I need to do some real work on this car.

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