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eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
4/30/22 8:37 a.m.

Wise move to get the air system. Thanks for adding their link, I was surprised how little they cost. I will be taking a serious look at getting one before tackling a painting project. 
 

love the colour scheme, I had to look up 'MoH'. 

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 12:57 p.m.

I posted the wrong link and image, I have the full face mask. The proper link is on the site at any rate.

The full face mask keeps the overspray off my glasses.  And face, for that matter.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 1:03 p.m.

Should be Ministry of Transportation and Highways.

Vintage photos:

NOT the look I'm going for.  I want more of this:

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 9:01 p.m.

Despite the pics I post, you need to know: it's not yellow. It looks yellow in pics.  It's not yellow.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/30/22 9:13 p.m.

That's hot.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 9:21 p.m.

Backside of grill and front bumper done. Also hood inserts and headlight bezels.

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/30/22 9:53 p.m.

Was your dad bridge patrol on the Lions Gate?

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 9:57 p.m.

Nope.  He did have a hand in building most of the highways through the interior.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/30/22 9:57 p.m.

Those pics are interweb stolen....

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/3/22 1:20 a.m.

It's this sort of thing that has me thinking "in five years from now, when this is covered in road grime and blow-by residue, how much am I going to care how not perfect this is?"

Sticky-side-sandpaper-on-a-roll is one of the seven wonders of the universe.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/3/22 1:21 a.m.

Those are inner front fenders, by the way.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
5/3/22 10:14 a.m.
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) said:

 

Sticky-side-sandpaper-on-a-roll is one of the seven wonders of the universe.

So is a leaf blower for when you need to clear all the body-filler dust out of the shop.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/3/22 9:34 p.m.

With some help of the photography teachers, THIS is truer of the colour:

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/3/22 10:38 p.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

That's a lovely kinda tangerine color, innit? 
 

Love the creamsicle look!!!

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/4/22 12:33 a.m.

Inners might get a scuff tomorrow and possibly another coat of primer.

dimarra
dimarra Dork
5/5/22 7:36 p.m.

A "couple of years ago," I was part of a forum for building a little semi-clone of an old race/car.  One of the other forum members had different signatures after many of his posts.  It was so comical, I felt compelled to copy them when I could.  Something here just seems familiar...

Greg "If it ain't broke, I gots to change it" Wellwood
Greg "too much exhaust fumes" Wellwood
Greg "Far too many cars now" Wellwood
Greg "what's wrong with my seat" Wellwood
Greg "welding flash" Wellwood
Greg "too many numbers" Wellwood
Greg "flat black hides a multitude of sins" Wellwood
Greg "bugs in the teeth ain't so bad" Wellwood
Greg "look at the colourful numbers zipping around the room" Wellwood
Greg "if the foo sh.. ? wait..." Wellwood
Greg "looks curious in real life" Wellwood
Greg "putting 'anal' back into analysis" Wellwood
Greg "I swing a hammer like lightning - I never hit the same place twice" Wellwood
Greg "lots of spring stiffness" Wellwood
Greg "I'm really just winging this" Wellwood
Greg "Adapting cheap-o Dwarf car technology" Wellwood
Greg "recently freshened up" Wellwood
Greg "I've been called worse" Wellwood
Greg "Bare sides" Wellwood
Greg "lots of welding now...." Wellwood
Greg "kinda bummed out right now" Wellwood
Greg "surprised when it actually works for me" Wellwood
Greg "recovering Pintoholic" Wellwood
Greg "paid more in gas than I would have paid ups? But still happy" Wellwood
Greg "hand me a torch - I can cut anything" Wellwood
Greg "the legalist" Wellwood
Greg "using Corolla cluster" Wellwood 
Greg "why does everyone have to holiday in the Okanagan?" Wellwood
Greg "way too much traffic today" Wellwood
Greg "my eyebrows!" Wellwood
Greg "squeezing a nickel till the beaver farts" Wellwood
Greg "long torso, short legs" Wellwood
Greg "not affiliated and all that mamby-pamby PC BS" Wellwood
Greg "my cranium has it's own gravitational pull" Wellwood
Greg "what the hell have I just done?" Wellwood
Greg "keeping an extra set of ear muffs in the baby's room" Wellwood
Greg "mom and baby home - first sleepless night over" Wellwood
Greg "one of the few clamshell fans" Wellwood
Greg "That's 'Clamato Red' paint, son" Wellwood
Greg "trying to lose a few pounds myself" Wellwood
Greg "fat head" Wellwood
Greg "the cleaner" Wellwood
Greg "where's my kidney belt?" Wellwood
Greg "So that would be 32 metric beers...." Wellwood
Greg "too many metric beers" Wellwood
Greg "I'm from Canada; they think I'm slow, eh!" Wellwood
Greg "spend $3000 in labour to save $200 in parts" Wellwood
Greg "nothing's stopping me now (literally) Wellwood 
Greg "skinny as a post" Wellwood
Greg "progress curtailed by change in employment" Wellwood
Greg "wrenching again" Wellwood
Greg "Au Naturale" Wellwood
Greg "could use some soap now and again" Wellwood
Greg "~My~ frame is ~very~ complete" Wellwood
Greg "lots of dimentions" Wellwood
Greg "off his nut" Wellwood
Greg "why oh why did I not plan this out more thoroughly the first time" Wellwood
Greg "scrubbing his trail" Wellwood
Greg "If he can do it, ~I~ can do it" Wellwood
Greg "built in cubits and spans" Wellwood
Greg "fwd doriftu" Wellwood
Greg "pucker power" Wellwood
Greg "stealing is a nasty word - let's call it corporate espionage" Wellwood
Greg "now hiding "The Book" under the mattress..." Wellwood
Greg "planning an S2-size Locost-style frame for #2" Wellwood
Greg "topless" Wellwood
Greg "my 3 mo. old is often over damped" Wellwood
Greg "Shocking adventures in Dwarfism" Wellwood
Greg "Dang, I thought it was 'Stones tickets" Wellwood
Greg "if you value anything, don't let kids near it" Wellwood
Greg "slightly imbalanced" Wellwood
Greg "duellin' banjos" Wellwood
Greg "ymmv" Wellwood
Greg "had our fire in 2003" Wellwood 
Greg "want a good chili recipie?" Wellwood
Greg "TVIS - gesundheit" Wellwood
Greg "give it some stick, old boy!" Wellwood
Greg "sometimes my seat's 19" off the floor" Wellwood
Greg "mooning too much lately" Wellwood
Greg "auto parts pusher" Wellwood
Greg "my arms trail and my knuckles drag" Wellwood
Greg "OT: Geocities; Norton AV; possible social rant" Wellwood
Greg "not affiliated, just suggestive" Wellwood
Greg "naked to the invisible eye" Wellwood
Greg "I ain't bitter, I just look that way" Wellwood
Greg "retiring in 2029" Wellwood
Greg "suffering a mid life crisis?" Wellwood
Greg "If it's messed up - it's probably mine" Wellwood
Greg "Har! Ya ever been scuttled before, Billy?" Wellwood
Greg "cuánto para la cerveza?" Wellwood
Greg "go big or go home" Wellwood
Greg "scrubbing my own radius" Wellwood
Greg "dramatic loss of something" Wellwood
Greg "8lbs of wire in a 4lb dash" Wellwood
Greg "old and rusty" Wellwood
Greg "prolly go 268° Colt Cams...." Wellwood
Greg "Tripping over Nickels to pick up Loonies' Wellwood
Greg "makes the same dull 'thud' when HE drops on the floor" Wellwood
Greg "neither dwarf nor legend" Wellwood
Greg "no kidney stones in this body" Wellwood
Greg "cutting side panels now" Wellwood
Greg "aluminum slivers really hurt" Wellwood
Greg "I've cut it three times now and it's still too short" Wellwood
Greg "I see a red door and I want it painted black" Wellwood
Greg "lowrider valvecovers" Wellwood
Greg "One shockingly cheap stud cutter/welder" Wellwood
Greg "lens wearing fume sucking smoke breather" Wellwood
Greg "if in doubt, machine it out" Wellwood
Greg "been flipped off by people around here for a long time" Wellwood
Greg "anyone tracking wider than my rear?" Wellwood
Greg "kicking things up a notch" Wellwood
Greg "Foot in mouth disease" Wellwood
Greg "limbo lower now" Wellwood
Greg "wish they had a website with pictures" Wellwood
Greg "no pearl in these clamshells" Wellwood
Greg "too cheap (and frightened) to do track days" Wellwood
Greg "always looking for the cheap way out" Wellwood
Greg "apparantly all is well on the western front" Wellwood
Greg "you should see pictures of me in side profile!" Wellwood
Greg "still has all his teeth" Wellwood
Greg "Third time's the charm!" Wellwood
Greg "sniffing the sweet smell of solder" Wellwood
Greg "weight is the enemy" Wellwood
Greg "Delectibly Old Twinkie approval" Wellwood
Greg "no twinkie for you!" Wellwood
Greg "Definately Not The Opera; Coquihalla highway" Wellwood
Greg "spending $500 in labour to save $30 on a $20 part" Wellwood
Greg "Botched Everything Completely" Wellwood
Greg "Also 5'9" - coincidence?" Wellwood
Greg "My bottom doesn't conceal anything" Wellwood
Greg "been kicked by a tire once" Wellwood
Greg "haven't talked about this much LSD since the Pink Floyd concert..." Wellwood
Greg "cheap generic whatever" Wellwood
Greg "gotta find a way to make a buck" Wellwood
Greg "scraping the bottom of the barrel" Wellwood
Greg "sparks are gonna fly, 'cuz I'm turned on again" Wellwood
Greg "Living my life vicariously through books written by others" Wellwood
Greg "That's '~MR.~ unfinished project' to you folks" Wellwood
Greg "Trying so hard to get done by summer" Wellwood
Greg "lots of velocity when ~I~ trumpet" Wellwood 
Greg "Jiggity-jiggity-goo" Wellwood
Greg "overkilled by hammer" Wellwood
Greg "The postal code is Vee One Zed, not Zee...." Wellwood
Greg "sunday SUNDAY SunDay!" Wellwood
Greg "my rear has a frequency all its own" Wellwood
Greg "locost ping pong master" Wellwood
Greg "~my~ front is wider than ~my~ rear" Wellwood
Greg "watching more video this week than the last twelve years combined" Wellwood
Greg "annual reminder why I didn't cage the car" Wellwood
Greg "finishing the fuel system now" Wellwood
Greg "Building a home-built counterfeit of a home-built british sports car" Wellwood
Greg "I just want to be happy" Wellwood
Greg "crank until engine fires *Fwooomp!* 'Ah! Shoot! Fire!'" Wellwood
Greg "That was totally WICKED!" Wellwood
Greg "five years now, and nary a fight" Wellwood
Greg "married and lovin' it!" Wellwood
Greg "Motivated now!" Wellwood
Greg "bad bender" Wellwood
Greg "$17.99 at pick-n-pull sounds like a deal" Wellwood
Greg "after making my own, buy a kit..." Wellwood
Greg "backyard spray dude" Wellwood
Greg "personally inspected" Wellwood
Greg "If you can't do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly" Wellwood
Greg "Trading in a Locost on a Birkin??" Wellwood
Greg "Got the windshield mounted this afternoon" Wellwood
Greg "I need more TIME!!!!!!!" Wellwood
Greg "oh boy oh boy oh boy " Wellwood
Greg "what now, 25 days?" Wellwood
Greg "blowing wiper fuses?!" Wellwood
Greg "have extra padding elsewhere" Wellwood
Greg "but nobody's home" Wellwood
Greg "laughing in the face of danger like a scantily-clad pixie" Wellwood
Greg "proud as punch!" Wellwood
Greg "peril-sensitive glasses" Wellwood
Greg "My college days weren't ~that~ good to me" Wellwood
Greg "two ~very~ curved upper arms!" Wellwood
Greg "bomb-start only - jumper cables won't fit" Wellwood
Greg "when my totalitarian dictatorship comes to power, by god the world will be different" Wellwood
Greg "totalitarian dictatorship waiting for spell cheque" Wellwood
Greg "count down to freak out" Wellwood
Greg "no looking behind now!" Wellwood
Greg "I doubt I sleep tonight - inspection tomorrow!!!" Wellwood
Greg "if it's messed up, it's still probably mine" Wellwood
Greg "studying the books ~again~" Wellwood
Greg "- -" Wellwood
Greg "anyone want to buy a locost?" Wellwoo
Greg "For Sale: Locost" Wellwood
Greg "looking for options; Locost for sale" Wellwood
Greg "running out of quotes" Wellwood
Greg "going to eat a bucket of ice cream" Wellwood
Greg "might be a good time to start drinking"' Wellwood
Greg "onto my second tub of Rolo Ice Cream" Wellwood
Greg "anyone want to buy a car?" Wellwood
Greg "looking for an engineering document on the book frame" Wellwood
Greg "Illegitimi Non Carborundum" Wellwood
Greg "DoItTwice Ltd" Wellwood
Greg "very scared" Wellwood
Greg "keep a'smiling" Wellwood
Greg "banging head against wall" Wellwood
Greg "not sue happy" Wellwood
Greg "world's largest paper weight" Wellwood
Greg "not the only pipe I should be smoking" Wellwood
Greg "just made new upper control arms to mount the Chevette spindles with the Datsun hubs via Beetle tie rods to the Locost originally designed for cut Toyota struts and I'm losing enthusiasm for building a second Locost" Wellwood
Greg "maching everything until something comes out right" Wellwood
Greg "Pepto Bismol for the brain" Wellwood
Greg "looking for an online engineer's ceritifcate printer?" Wellwood
Greg "planning a Series 2 frame next time" Wellwood
Greg "if only ~I~ could be tailgating" Wellwood
Greg "prepositons are terrible things to end sentences with" Wellwood
Greg "looking for ~my~ equivalent" Wellwood
Greg "one small step for man, one giant leap off the building" Wellwood
Greg "I recommend books - people who don't know what they're talking about are less likely to write a book on the subject" Wellwood
Greg "losing my mind" Wellwood
Greg "my gov't would feel safer with me in a Europa..." Wellwood
Greg "from here on up, it's all down hill" Wellwood
Greg "down hill picking up speed?" Wellwood
Greg "drooping far more than he cares to admit" Wellwood
Greg "low and mushy" Wellwood
Greg "all in good fun" Wellwood
Greg "VIN's in; Trailervating" Wellwood
Greg "thank God it's over" Wellwood
Greg "and there was much rejoicing" Wellwood
Greg "Not tonight honey, the 7's running good" Wellwood

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/5/22 11:54 p.m.

I am deeply, deeply, DEEPLY honoured!

And I am remembering all that went on in my life when I wrote those.

VERY cool, thank you!

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/7/22 6:56 p.m.

Raptor bed liner:

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/10/22 12:43 a.m.

And some more Ford Engine Gray on the inner fenders:

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/10/22 11:59 p.m.

Rad support:

Some dark gray accent:

Also - remember pops?  He had a medical issue and went to Emerg on Friday, which has now escalated to a smorgasbord of issues and he's in ICU.  I'm not sure if my "suspect Asperger's" is reading the Dr. correctly, but it sounds like there is very little hope that he will be recovering.

I'm kind of escaping from this with working on the truck.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/11/22 7:01 a.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

I'm sorry to hear about your Pops. That's rough.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/11/22 7:20 a.m.

I know it's not much but I'll be praying for you and your family

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/11/22 6:56 p.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

That sucks. berkeley whatever made your Dad sick. Recon family prayers, smoke signals, etc. will be sent on your behalf.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/11/22 8:03 p.m.

Dad has Crohn's, and dementia setting in. They suspect he aspirated on his meal Monday (I wonder if he's been aspirating for months), and now an infection of some sort, then picked up covid in the ward. He aged 10 years from Sunday to Monday. Rapid decline.

The big kick in the nuts, is I just tested positive for covid now too. Probably got it visiting him. So now I can't go see him. berkeley me.

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/11/22 8:17 p.m.

Positive vibes at you and yours, Skinny.

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