Gordon Nichols posted:
Yup, that was one hell of a first post! We can tell, Mike, that this isn't your first Pineapple Round Up, and it looks like you're having a lot of fun making your car new again. You've done a remarkable amount of work in a few, short months. Not everyone on here has a paint-shop dolly kicking around to put the body on while you're working on it!
Anyway, great work there, Mike, and I'm sure you'll find lots of outlaw inspiration on here from the sublime to the radical. Pro'bly lots of labor offers from the mainlanders, too, as the winter wears on. Keep pluggin' away at it and keep posting results. You're building a great little car that your wife won't need power steering to drive.
Gordon - The Speedstah Guy from Massachusetts
Thanks, Gordon. That's high praise from someone with your skills. I really appreciate your contributions to the forum, I've learned a lot. By the way, I was originally from North Carolina and after six years of blowing snow from the driveway and sidewalks while we lived in Rhode Island, I respect New England's resilience to cold weather. The only snow I've seen here is on the summit of Mt. Haleakala (a little over 10,000 ft). I don't miss it a bit.