Slow but willing learner
And a very nice patch piece it is.
Yes. I am excited. I was not sure how well I could do with this top. So far I am pleasantly surprised.It looks so clean, the only thing that makes the window visible is the reflection of light on the rights side. It seems like everything is going well with this build.
Hey Pugsy, I haven't left permanent like.....Yet... Just having "one of those Black cloud months. Everything from another pain in the A?? with the city over permits to add heat to my shop. Add that to electronic dooms day and it is a wonder I can still think.
Then Public utilities came by to change out the house power meter. It wasn't showing my true amount of energy I was using. The guy just yanks out my meter with no warning! The replacing of the meter threw a big surge or spike which played hell with my electronics.
My computer system
hashad a periodic backup that kept all my data safe in case of a Network storage server major failure. Well turns out the back up was not backing up and I hadn't given much effort to make sure the backup was running.
The surge that wiped me out was created when the public utilities guy changed my electric meter, That took out my backup power supply and thus took out the Network attached Storage when everything went down and back up. The NAS is a separate box server that control the drive away and shorted the back plane for the drives. I have been forced to send the unit and drives to a data retrieval company and after being accommodating, extorted a significant amount of money from me they were able to salvage all my data from one of the striped sets of drives. Now I am trying to get everything on a master backup before restoring the data back to a New Network Attached Storage array.. Oh and we had a storm blow in last night and left me without power till about 2 hours ago... Hey I am still here but I am beginning to wonder just where is here? I hate these "Black Cloud Months"
There is nothing to say about the coupe except I did the major work on my flipped firewall, built front floors and toe boards, Sat back and got nauseous. the whole thing did not flow and was impossible to seal along the sides of the firewall. I spent a few hours staring at what will fix it and decided to start all over from scratch again. I will make a flat firewall set back 4 inches from the front of the cowl. I had my local steel company make me a 4 inch X 1 inch angle iron (so to speak) out of 18 ga and make it 75" long. I am going to roll this into the rough opening in the cowl and I will use my shrink-er to bend the 1 inch flange to the shape of the cowl opening. I will make a flat panel for the firewall and it will be attached to the 1" flange. For lack of a better explanation just think of taking a big round barrel sticking into the cowl 4 inches and cutting off the excess. Right now the T has slid back on the priority list to take care of these domestic issues that have popped up and it's only getting colder.. I am keeping up with 5 minutes a day each week though with all the interruptions it is getting hard... Sorry no pictures as I seem to be electronically challenged this month..
I guarantee, it will not be perfect. Thanks for the vote of confidence though.
I will be excited if it is very good. 🙏🏻
You're "very good" is most people's perfect...I have to tell one on myself.....
I woke up at 2:00am this morning thinking "I did not see a zipper pull on the rear window. I'll bet they forgot to install the zipper pull and I will have to remove part of the window to install it AFTER I find one."
I laid there stewing about it for 45 minutes and finally got up and went to the garage in my shorts to check on it.......It was there.
Went upstairs and back to sleep. Life is good.