As most of us have found out,life happens. Such is my case. Met a girl,got married,bought a house.Built a couple of '70s trucks.Started going to some GG events with my "70 panel truck, and got the Wife interest in the '38 peaked.She knew I had it stashed away in a garage somewhere,and finally asked me "what would it take to finish the '38?" Of course I said,"not much,it was pretty well ready to run when I put it in storage". So a few more conversations were had and the '38 was on a trailer and back in my garage to get going again.
When it got pro streeted,it got a set of 29/15.5 mickey's on 15x 14 weld wheels on the rear and some 15x 4's on the front.A 9' ford with factory disc brakes was hung on a set of ladder bars,and a set of wheeley bars finished out the look. I cut the front srping to get the front down,and decided to raise the front wheel openings to get clearance on the fenders.
Well the '38 was up and running,but thats about it.The new radiator wasn't big enough to cool the engine,and the cobbled up wiring harness from the monte carlo was sketchy at best.So it was time to upgrade. Got a Painless harness,and got to work. Found a Hot Rod "little pages" book at a garage sale that had an article on suiciding doors.So of cours,I had to try it on the '38.Also decided it needed to be pro streeted. The doors were "easy",just flip the hinges from side to side,front to back,and your good.Out came the torch,( yes I used a torch,I was still learning),of came the door's.Out came the welder,on they went.Did they work?well.....mostly.they opened and closed......sort of.I had chopped out the rear jambs,and welded plate in to mount the doors.No aliment check on the hinges,no way to seal the doors to the body, I was just glad to get them back on the car at the time
What I have posted in the last few entries actually took place on and off over the 4 years of I was in high school.Being a student living at home with little money,made things go rather slowly.After graduating high school,I went to a technical school to learn collision repair.The work on the '38 was non existant.Was kinda of hard to work on the car from 4 states away. Found a job in the industry after graduating,and got woking on the '38 again.This time with more experiance and a little more money.