Friday, September 22, 2006

Moving into Joe's house

Well, I'm squatting in a friend's Garage, since I live in an apartment complex, and dont have the space for all this idiocy at my place anymore. On the plus side, my third bedroom is now wonderfully empty. On the minus side, that probably means I need to put some furniture in there...

Kind of annoying, since I moved all my tools over to my friend's place also. I needed a screwdriver yesterday, then remembered all my toolboxes are 30 miles away... this is going to take some getting used to.

The Basement garage (Note the evil Rusty Pole of Death next to my door - thats getting wrapped in foam ASAP)

My car, best friend, girlfriend, and his Dog in the basement. The puppy (hes about 15 weeks old) walked over to my Recaros and made like he was going to use them as a chew-toy. I haven't moved that fast in a long time.

The aformentioned Chew-toys. I think I told TMK I was going to post a few shots of these. I have rears to match, and doorpanels in the works.

Parts, Parts, Parts! (Shelving by IKEA - CHEAP! I highly reccomend it)

3.0-style mounting on C-pillar. I've always loved how this looks:




Keep in mind, with the exception of door handles, and turn signal trim, all the brightwork on the car has been blacked out. I also have a pair of satin black Talbot mirrors that will be hood-mounted in the future.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Highschool picture

Found this old shot of my car. Had to be back when I was still in Highschool, after I got it running the first time. Just felt like sharing for comparison sake.

I moved it out of the bodyshop and into a friend's garage, where i'll be finishing interior and some suspension work over the next month or so.

Engine and transmission work is nearing the end too... I need to take more pictures! I always forget my camera... Hopefully i'll be able to snap a few soon.

Also, I am goign to be doing that stripe down the side of the car again - black on silver... I'm trying to decide to paint it on, or pinstripe tape like in the photo. What do you guys think?

Monday, September 18, 2006


First shots of the new paint. The color is a Toyota silver, used on their Scion xB's. Its a dark metallic, not too far off from Polaris in the right light.

As for the bumper, that started out as a three-piece '73 bumper with the long sides. The guy that is doing the bodywork is a big hot-rod fan, so he's all about shaving off joints and making things smoother. He welded the three sections together and cut the ends of the side pieces to make everything fit better. Unfortunately, I don't have any shots of this process being done. I did tell him that about everyone with a 2002 is going to be asking me where i got this thing, though!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

More bodywork shots

More shots of bodywork, done by Stout Collision in Georgia.