Thursday, May 27, 2010

I have adult ADD, I am sure of it. But I was able to sit with a razor blade and scrape all of the paint off of the gauge cluster with a razor blade. I think it turned out great. There is some pitting, but we are going to leave it. Here is a before and after. We also threw down some primer to protect some of the exposed metal. I wanted to go with the oxide to break up all of the black.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Trip to DVAP

As we try to re-assemble the Pickle we are finding that we are missing small pieces. So we headed out to Desert Valley Auto Parts, a salvage yard that specializes in classic auto parts.  I could go there everyday. There were many, many great cars and I took a couple of pics with the phone.  Every time I go, I see something new.
A sad, and shockingly hillbilly-esque, end to a Cadillac Hearse.

Great grill.

Here is what looks like an old custom. It has been cut into convertible and you can see where someone chopped the windshield and wing window.  I would love to know the history on this.

Teenage Thunder

A teenage gas station attendant (Chuck Courtney) is obsessed with hot rods and racing.  His Dad (Tyler McVey) objects to hot rod racing and thinks his son is a "crazy teenager!"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Little Lower

Chris Parese came over and we mounted the fuse box from the kit I got from GEM Wiring.  And when I say "we" I mean Chris did most of it.  Then he wired the engine up.  I did none of that because it would have been a real bummer to have the car burn to the ground the first time I tried to start it.  I know my limitations.  Wiring schematics make absolutely no sense to me.  I may as well be trying to read Latin.    

We cut out all of the wires to the gauges leaving enough to pigtail them. Seems like we cut out miles of wire.

The folks also came over and we dropped in 4" lowering blocks from Night Prowler's.
And we also painted the rims so that there would be a thin red line around the edge of our full moons. Here is a before and after shot.