Friday, February 24, 2006

Talladega Nights

Geeze, this is just too funny.

"Help me Jesus, help me Jewish guy, help me Tom Cruise."

Instant classic

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sad news

Uncle Everett. The previous and original owner of our 1958 Edsel Pacer passed on Febuary 13th. We had hoped to have had the Edsel done, or at least farther on then it was before he went up top but it wasn't to be. Work will continue, and mean so much more when the car is complete.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Rearend time

After a long treak to the great north. Ok, not the great north but North Branch, MN we have a new rear body section to install on the Edsel. Ours is a basketcase. Rust has taken its tool over the almost 50 years the car has been alive. The rear fenders, tubs, trunk floor, and rear splash where so bad that new pieces would have taken hundreds of hours to fabricate and install. Or just finding separate sections to install would have cost hundreds more to buy.

This new section is a beauty. Not any rust threw, and just some surface knicks and rust in areas that will take minimum time to repair. The other great thing is we scored a ton of miscellaneous parts including a gas tank and straps, valve covers, headlight buckets, heater controls and cables, and torsion bar assembly for the trunk.

Our host was also kind enough to let us walk threw a wonderful car collection he had. Just way to cool of a day.

By the way, the toilet at the Kwik Trip in Eau Claire sucks, don't use it, it will plug up, trust me.

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Doors

Ha, not the band. The doors, well, two of them anyway.

We've had a rough spell the last few weeks with the passing of Grandma on the 21nd of January, so the posts have been put off. We will miss Grandma greatly, and all the fun we had on the farm where the Edsel was stored.

Work has also keeped us busy but over the last few days dad has put some time in on the doors. Three of them right now, the driver front is so nice he is saving it for last. A little corner work with new metal, some bondo, alot of sanding, some more bondo, more sanding. You get the idea.

When they are primer I will give some more pics up for the Edsel nuts

Also, we where lucky enough to find a Edsel collector in northern Minnesota, so this Saturday we will be going up to see what we can buy. Right now, it looks like we may be able to score a complete rear body section/shell for 500 clams. Sweeeeeet