|Yesterday 10:59 AM|
Thank you Randy.
I Fedex'd the paperwork on Tuesday night to the Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department and await the contact by the state for an in-person visit from a Sherrif to validate that Tha' Beast! is roadworthy.
All tax stamps have already been paid on the car so here we go!
On a separate note:
It may get old to some, but the very supportive conversation with Randy was the linchpin to my father and I getting started. Hotrodders.com is significantly more supportive from the environment it was when I initially joined back in 2007. Challenged by the lack of skill back in 2008, Randy broke it down to me over the phone and the rest was history. My Dad & I were now in the Car building business!
However, once we were hit by the garage fire (documented on pages 11- 14) we were now well beyond our abilities. To be able to manipulate and work fiberglass is truly an undertaking and an art form. I certainly didn't want to turn out sloppy work paired with better mechanical skills.
After doing my homework, I found a replacement glass shell on ebay and a shop near our house that would attempt to bring us across the finish line. It was there that we met a terrific bodyman named Miguel Menendez. Unfortunately, due to differences with that shop we moved on.
Once we learned that Miguel had decided to open his own shop & call it Bluez Customz in Melrose Park, IL., we happily contacted him to complete the build of "Tha' Beast!" and here we are today. The finished result has many improvements over the initial kit and some hidden functions too.
Most importantly, my father will be behind the wheel prior to his 80th birthday! This is something that the two of us would not have been able to do on our own.
ps. The "dot com" URL to Bluez Customz can be found inside of my profile.
pps. I'm always available to assist in any way that I can & if you need a photo of the car for a reference or anything I can help with, I'll be found in the StreetBeasts build thread with a smile!
|10-30-2014 07:32 PM|
Great job Jay...
It should be down hill from here...
Seems like yesterday when we had Our time on the phone...Glade you stuck it out...
|10-30-2014 06:23 PM|
|10-28-2014 05:56 AM|
Hi everybody! I'm home!
Presently Dad and I are working with the state of Illinois to get our paperwork in order so that we can become street legal. As this was a very well documented build, we're doing it right by titling tha' Beast! as a street rod classification.
One of the most important things to remember is to keep a folder of your receipts. We could've started the registration process sooner if we had all of the answers to the questions we didn't know to ask.
That stated, we're very close to completion and will soon be street legal!
Bee back soon with updates once she's street legal.
|09-04-2014 02:09 PM|
Jay to tell you the truth I haven't taken too many pictures of any of my cars. My wife has taken a few, I hate to admit it but I have been on the computer for many years , and I don't know how to post picturesor just about any thing else.
My wife will show me but she goes through it to damn fast, the jelly mass between my ears won't catch on fast enough.
I did just buy a new camera so now if I can learn to use it. I do have 400 pictures floating around in space some where that I would like to post some on here when ever I learn how .
|09-04-2014 01:32 PM|
Now that ours is almost done, you need to post up pics in a separate thread of your car! Where's yours at?
Thanks very much for the nice words.
|09-04-2014 09:56 AM|
Jay The car looks great.
|09-02-2014 09:51 PM|
Just a tease.
More to follow.
|08-21-2014 09:02 AM|
|37ford4dr||when I lived in NJ you needed four photos of the car to get antique plates also. that top fits the car so perfectly. they did really nice work.|
|08-11-2014 07:13 PM|
Yes sir! We are eager with anticipation!
Thank you very much!
We still need to register the car with the state of Illinois before we can get it on the road legally. Additionally we still have to make sure our paperwork is in order to get insurance as well. New kit cars usually have to go through plenty of red tape before they can hit the road.
Presently, the state of Illinois requires four photos of the vehicle all four sides.
The insurance company requires 6 photos (the above four photos) and photos of the inside of the trunk and inside the passenger compartment.
|08-10-2014 09:41 PM|
LOOK'S SWEET !!!!!!!!:thumb up:
I know how y'all are feeling right about now...
|08-10-2014 04:10 PM|
|Rodnit||Here I thought you were putting miles on it already, Jay......... Soon, very soon.....|
|08-10-2014 04:02 PM|
Pictures from yesterday.
The convertible top was fabricated at this shop.
Pretty soon we'll be registered with the state.
Thank you for the kind words!
Ps. If there are any questions I can answer about this build, please ask away!
|08-09-2014 01:12 PM|
|07-02-2014 03:05 PM|
In this photo the paint is dull as it's still required to be buffed out.
However, when they rolled the car outside the shop and into the driveway, they were buffing out the paint in the sunlight & attempted to walk back into the shop. As a result, they were blinded by the change in sunlight to dark workshop!
End result they had to wait a few minutes prior to going back into shop.
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