It is raining, so while it was cool... (80 degrees)...i ground off some of the hair catchers and sprod the roof supports...
I put in an offer for the 46 Ford, so if that works, i will cannibalize the Purple Doodle bug, and use most of the parts to finish the roadster.. Project #4, i think... Wheels, windshield, seats, gauges, radio, and use the wood bed, frame and steering for the "Real" Hotrod... I need a Ford 300 ci Six and a slushpunp for that one..
I am thinking of getting a model A front axle for that job but later.. After the roadster..
Mounted the tail lights, braced the roof, and welded the door posts to the 1 x 4 oblong tubing that holds the body together.. doors still open and close, so that's good... Really crummy welds on the roof braces, but i have no shame... They will be under paneling or something... cork if i can get any, cheap..
Now that i look at the welds i was so proud of yesterday from the inside, i will not only be happy if it doesn't leak, i will be overjoyed... Amazed, even.
Three more weeks to Galax Fiddle festival... Will he make it?... (drum roll, please)
Got the big hole in the roof fixed.. Learning to lay a bead down with the MIG, at least on a lap joint.. Still very ugly, but if i can keep it from leaking i will be happy... didn't have enough metal to do a patch that would make the roof line up right, but i got the drip rails pretty close to being straight. Bondo time ...
Odd thing, the Falcon tailgate that i used had been refinished and repaired at some time in the past, and it had a skim coat of bondo, and some black tar like stuff over that and then some hideous copper paint... If the whole truck is like that, it will be awful to strip and do body work... later for that..