Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Let there be light!

The lights are on, connected and boy are they bright.

From Colin today:

"Here are the latest photos. Your running lights are the brightest I have ever seen on a vintage trailer! All new wiring, new grounds, glass beaded & silver painted light housings & all. The photo with the slightly dimmer rear end is with only the running lights on. The one with the bright taillights on is the running lights & the brake lights. Your brake wiring is also new, along with the "whip". Your Hehr vents & lifters have all been rebuilt, polished & new gaskets added & installed. The radio antenna has also been installed & the "police style" antenna position has been marked on the side as well. It's out of the shop now & waiting for pick up."

Can you say EXCITED. Boy am I. Now, when do I find the day that it'll take for me to run up there and get it. The SOTR is now out in the cold. I have four tires on order from my local tire guy. The SOTR has 14.5" wheels on it, and I'm sticking to the originals right now - ultimately / eventuallly upgrading to the Cragar Smoothies. For now though, we'll take the originals off, blast them, sand them down and repaint down local to me, and for now just hit the original baby moons with some chrome spray paint - quoted from $100 t0 $150 a piece to re-chrome 4 baby moons - that's $400 to $600 for hub caps alone. Have I said, this is not a low cost hobby? - more on that in a near post as I total where I am up to this point - basically a 30' weather tight shell on a strengthed chasis. I'd love to hear what ya all think to this point. Oh yeah, that hole above the new door handle will eventually become a dead bolt for safe of mind down the road towing without having to use a piece of road to ensure the door stays closed.
I'm out here in San Diego this week, so not so sure it'll be this weekend. Next week I am in Quantico, so maybe the next weekend. Stay tuned. SYDTR!

1 comment:

Doug said...

THAT LOOKS SOOOOO COOOL!!! I cannot wait to see this in person. Once done you'll have to have an open house party ;)

Well I'm glad to see the tin tube finally out the door and giving the rest of us nerds the chance in line at Colins! LOL ;)