Monday, September 24, 2007

Little more work

A lot of chrome put back on the Edsel this past week and Dan has the body off the Cobra and on a body buck. He also unpacked the front suspension and steering components and we will start there first.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christmas is early for Dan

Dan was a happy man yesterday. His FFR Cobra showed up around 11 am and we unloaded and unpacked everything for him. The shipping from FFR to our shop came to $1050 dollars which may seem like a lot but really is a reasonable price considering the cargo and how much it would cost to drive out and back with a trailer and truck big enough to all everything.

The first thing that needs to be done is a body buck to set the fiberglass body on needs to be built. Once that is complete then Dan can go through the few hundered page assembly manual and figure out what is next.

Hopefully in the next week we can go take a look at a engine and trans combo for the Cobra. I'm going to build a 347ci. Ford small block for Dan. Basically a 302 bored .040 over and a stroker crank to get the cubic inches.

On the Edsel Dad has started putting trim on and getting the doors reassembled. He worked all yesterday on it and made some headway but with all the looky-loos coming in to see the Edsel painted and the Cobra it was hard for anything to get done around the shop.

Monday, September 17, 2007


So much for just a "test" of the white. It was a busy weekend. The Edsel is painted and it actually turned out really nice. I'm glad we decided to push on it this weekend because the next project shows up in a few hours to be unloaded and unpacked.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Coming soon

Just a few more days and the next project should be arriving. When it is here and off the semi I will post some pics.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Edsel update

Captain Motivated, aka "Dad", has decided he wanted to throw some Snow White on the roof of the Edsel to see how it will look. The pipes and lumber you see piled up on the floor are the beginning of his creation. A paint booth. Through all the projects we have done up here this will be the first time we have sprayed using a paint booth. Sounds crazy not to but threw the Met, 60, Bimmer, Race cars, Blazer, Honda cycle and lastly the Camaro we have had pretty good luck just doing a good job of cleaning the shop and prepping properly before throwing paint on. I guess the Edsel gets to have a booth though.

Anyways, I just thought I'd share that Captain Motivated is all fired up and back on the Edsel. I think this cool weather we are having has him rejuvenated and ready to get some work done. We will see how long it lasts once Pheasant season comes rolling around :)

I'll hopefully have some more pics of his adventure up in a few days....weeks....sometime anyway.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Happy 50th Edsel

Washington post article on the Edsel

Happy E-day 50 everyone!