Monday, June 2, 2008

Matilda gets a pick-me-up

Life has gotten crazy again with the onset of the busy summer season. Matilda's progress has been held up temporarily as the undercoating removal did not go as well as planned. It took a few weekends to clean up the dust that was created by the wire wheel and offset grinder I was using. I might try a heat gun and solvent to finish it up.

During my break from grinding, something caught my eye in the Northern Tool catalog. After some semi-precise measuring, I came to the conclusion that our garage actually could accommodate a four-post lift! So, after a few weeks of plotting and planning, not to mention calling in favors from most of the guys I know in the area, Matilda now has a cozy little perch above Carley's Accord. In the next few weekends I'll get the body back on the rotisserie and finally get it ready for Line-X.
—GP

2 comments:

Chad said...

So cool! I can't wait to see the final product! What kind of engine are you going to be putting in?

Great blog!

gc&s said...

Thanks for the comment. We're currently tearing down the original 36 HP, 2 cylinder air-cooled engine and will be rebuilding it from the bottom up. Stay tuned!