You ever see those makeover shows where a team of highly capable people come and work on a project that turn out to be real before-and-after showstoppers? Shows like Overhaulin’, and such. This past weekend, I had my own version of the “A-Team” show up and put Porkchop into working order. And it was jaw-dropping – not to mention humbling – to be a part of it.
Quick and dirty pictorial of the painting of Porkchop’s Engine Bay. With the issues surrounding the electrical, I figured I’d take the opportunity to repaint while the wires and several other pieces were out of the way.
Wait, is that smoke? It looks like smoke. Good grief, is Porkchop on fire!?
This is really just a quick blog with some photos to show a little progress (very little). I’ve been mocking up the steering and the brake lines to make sure that everything fits before I tighten everything together. A couple of things that I would love to have some advice on, however, are the proper placement for brake lines and the correct angle for the steering tie rods.
I’m going to be posting some of these on my 500px account, which will require more work because of keyword tagging, etc. But for now I thought I’d simply post the main photos here (there are over 100, so take your time.
No, I didn’t take Porkchop or Badger (they’re not ready for travel anywhere, and even if they were they couldn’t have made most of the stuff we were doing).
Enjoy. (oh, and please don’t steal. Reposting with attribution is fine).
Yesterday my wife asked me if we could go to an auto show this weekend. Yeah, I know – she’s a keeper! Here are some of the pictures that I took of some of the cars (there were over 3000 there, many were for sale! It’s amazing that I actually didn’t walk away with something!
I tweeted some of the pictures as it was happening, but apparently my “multi-photo” tweets didn’t go through, so here they are. When I get a chance, I will try to have captions of what they are.
This weekend was frustrating. So frustrating that I had to send out this tweet:
Badger 5, J and the Wife 1. One tough cookie. #WillysJeep
— J Metz (@drjmetz) March 15, 2015
When my wife and I went out to work on Badger over the weekend, it seemed that we got stymied every step along the way. What’s worse, it’s made me rethink what I need to do to get Badger’s steering running again and opened up the (previously healed) wound of deciding whether or not to convert to a Saginaw system.
In short, I’m looking for thoughts and advice, so feel free to make suggestions. Consider me in perpetual “sponge mode.” Read more…