Gordon Nichols posted:
Hey....White is GREAT!
Back on January 5'th, 1974, I had just graduated college and was getting married.
BUT! I was working on a 1946 Ford mild Hot Rod which I had gotten into Primer and sanded out during the fall semester. I was afraid that if I left it for the winter it would rust through the semi-porous primer I had used. I decided that, since we were moving 1-1/2 hours from my folks (and the car) the best thing was to paint it pronto and the only day I had was my wedding day. It's a long story, but it got done by getting up at 4am and getting three coats in before 2pm with an ancient DeVilbiss pressure-gun. Just around 2pm, my future/still wife arrived to tell me "You better get this damn thing finished or your ass is grass!" Don't know why she was so excited - The wedding was at 5pm. I made it, even though we got 15" of snow between 3pm and 10pm.
It was supposed to be the color of a regular coffee but turned out a little more pink than that (1973 Lincoln Continental "Buff"). Good thing it had a bored .300 over 59A/B stroked flathead, Edelbrock dual-carb intake, Offenhouser heads, full-race cam and a LaSalle transmission - it scooted. Still, I managed to paint it with only three runs, all of which got sanded out and looked great. I never painted another whole car.
This was taken the following Autumn after I moved it to our apartment in Springfield, MA. to finish it. Did the front seat upholstery on my wife's sewing machine while she was off on a business trip. You can't really see it, but the entire seat was diamond-button-tufted. The darker seat was the rear seat of a BMW 2002 which fit perfectly and I just covered it with the same stuff.
The things you do for love.............
Brilliant. You were obviously chosen by your perfect mate, otherwise... The car turned out great, too. Looks like cafe au lait. I may need to get you out here for some interior work at some point since you know your way around a sewing machine. I'm also impressed that you manage to find obscure seats that perfectly match your rides!