This is the inside of the Frankenwagen. I actually built this monster to haul musical instruments to festivals and craft shows. Inside here are two Hawaiian Guitars, an electric, and upright bass, a flattop guitar and Harp Guitar and a fretless bass... Also a table, chair, books, an amp, guitar stands and so on...
Hope it makes it there and back
Later. Made it, first trip after dark, tail lights and dash lights went out, headlights aimed wrong. But it ran fine. Heater works. I need to put indicator lights above turn signals, i think that will be easier than figuring out what light to hook up under dash...
I might take it camping for New Years Eve Party to sell my new book, if it's out by then..
Assuming this turns out to be an actual hot rod. I looked up at the cowl from the bottom, and it looks like lace, so much light comes through.
But, got the body off and the frame rolled away. Also got the seat firmly in the Purple thing.. It's in the wrong place, but it's firm.
1) This is where i want the body to sit.. That will put the radiator in back of the front axle. But lower, natch.
2) John came over and painted some more.. got to love it.. Left over purple from the Doodle bug
3) Body on blocks awaiting a glorious rein-car-nation..
Also got a screw in the hogged out hole in the turn signal, and tried to fix the horn again.. Still won't work, i'm going to give up and just put a button on the dash..
Later, Tuesday, took the Frankenwagen out for a test drive, and ran some errands. Worked OK, considering.. It is leaking out of the Tranny filler tube, and the speedometer reads way low... But the artist types in the Arts Districts thought it was outrageous, and the old Hotrodder at Sam's Club showed me how the rear springs had been torched, obvious once you know what you're looking at, so a new set of springs should fix that problem... Of course then the rear end will be higher than a mad cat's behind, but whatever...
They finally came and got this beast, off to Pennsylvania. I only lost $150.00. A bargain. Now i have to find another motor and running gear for the Model T Speedster..
As for real progress, not much. Jason is pulling the Falcon Engine to have it rebuilt, and i got the speakers in the Frankenwagen. And if i sell one more bass, i will have enough for the Falcon Donor i need..