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So now that you are getting closer to the point where this hunk of metal
starts looking like a car again are you getting more excited or enthused?
I find that as a car gets torn down I tend to loose some “gumption” for
the project. As it gets closer to going back together it seems to return
a little. This is the main reason why I tend to favor doing “rolling
restorations” if possible.

A message from Bill McKenna sent Sat 11 Oct 2003 said:> Yes… I built a new trolley similar to ones seen on CJs site and

now am in process of refurbishing all the hardware to mount the sub frame,
and bonnet.
I’ll do the final fitting on the bonnet, put the doors and hatch back on
and do the
finial sanding with the car in on piece getting joints perfect, and move on
to shooting color and clear. Major body work is complete now, major
block sanding is done, about 30%
of the color is on.
Thanks
Bill

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humm not really… I think my wife gets more excited as it gets closer
to looking like
a car. As an example… she was thinking it was much closer while I had
the doors and hatch lid
on while block sanding. And was bummed when they came off for painting.

For me… I like the little details more than the finished product. I like to
move from project to project but enjoy making one little (or not so
little) part perfect.
Car restoration is a series of small victories. vs one big battle that
lasts for years.

This is one reason I spend so much time with the webpages. Its a way for
me personally
to remember little victories and to help others struggle through them.

It is nice to be getting near the end of block sanding I have to admit,
but I kind of
miss lead work already :slight_smile:

Right now I’m getting back into the hardware plating mode as I have a
bunch of parts
which need to go back on the car which are in need.
All the original subframe hardware will be reused as much as possible etc.

I think most of this hardware was black oxide from the factory, but its
not super
important as it all gets painted. I’m not sure how I will do this as I
won’t paint
the subframe on the car. I’ll probably endup with some batch of bolts
that gets painted
then installed.

Steven A. DuChene wrote:

So now that you are getting closer to the point where this hunk of metal
starts looking like a car again are you getting more excited or enthused?
I find that as a car gets torn down I tend to loose some “gumption” for
the project. As it gets closer to going back together it seems to return
a little. This is the main reason why I tend to favor doing “rolling
restorations” if possible.

A message from Bill McKenna sent Sat 11 Oct 2003 said:

Yes… I built a new trolley similar to ones seen on CJs site and
now am in process of refurbishing all the hardware to mount the sub frame,
and bonnet.
I’ll do the final fitting on the bonnet, put the doors and hatch back on
and do the
finial sanding with the car in on piece getting joints perfect, and move on
to shooting color and clear. Major body work is complete now, major
block sanding is done, about 30%
of the color is on.
Thanks
Bill

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In a message dated 10/12/03 10:01:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
bmckenna@cisco.com writes:

<< Car restoration is a series of small victories. vs one big battle that
lasts for years.

Boy, that’s the truth! Sometimes there are initial defeats though, which
makes the final little victory much sweeter!
Best, Mike Moore

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