Sunday, November 22, 2009

What good are deadines?

particularly self imposed ones?

well, they help motivate me, if nothing else. i had made an agreement with Roman (cage builder) to have my car up to him the weekend of the fifth. But that meant i had 2 days to get both front floors completely installed. I made a valiant effort..but just couldn't get it done unfortunately.

but i did get the drivers side completely installed. the fit was really good, i would definitely recommend EB's floors to anyone doing this job. I had to recontour the firewall slightly to match, but given i needed to repair a rust spot on the firewall anyway, that was no big deal. the biggest pain in the ass is trying to weld vertically! man, i wish i had a rotisserie! maybe next time..

today i got the Pass. side completely prepped..but ran out of time to weld it in. but at least it should be "drop in" when i get back.

mel and i are heading to NY for thanksgiving(!), following that are attending my niece and nephew's christening. i wonder if bri got a 2 for 1 discount?

anyway..i'm the godfather. so i better watch the movies (only 1 and 2) before i get there so my godfatherly advice is polished up.

then on the 30th, while mel drives back to michigan alone, i'm off to china. 20+ hrs of flying each way for 3 days of meetings. fun. fun. fun.

hope everyone has a good thanksgiving! life's short, so skip the turkey and go straight for the pies!!!!

i had to remake this little channel because it came off in pieces with the cross-member.

here's the piece hole i made to repair the rust and recontour the firewall.

cleco's were a big help where clamps couldnt reach

the final product (drivers side)

Here's the Pass. side all fitted, prepped and ready to be welded in,


melly mel said...

the profundity of corrigan's advice never ceases to amaze me: "life is short, so skip the turkey and go straight for the pies" .... AWESOME!!!!

Corrigan said...

that pie comment was just for you