Another good weekend..
This weekend has been blessed with the glorious sunshine for a change. Most of my work so far this year has been inside the man cave or the garage, as much as I love my little sanctuaries it’s nice to see some blue sky and daylight. It is surprising the difference it makes, for one, my man cave is not getting another layer of dust in there. Last weekend I treated the underhood with some FE-123 Rust Treatment, I thought it was a good job untill I pushed the car out into the sunshine and had a good look. There were a few bits I had missed so they needed doing which didn’t take to long to put right. The car has not be started for well over three months so I thought it would be a good idea to pump some fresh fuel, oil and water about inside the engine. This time there was a difference, I was going to film it. I have uploaded the video to YouTube, click the image here to take you straight there. Aren’t I good to you?
OK, so I mentioned the Olympics in the heading, I must admit I don’t watch them apart from the big events, 100m finals, 4 x 100, shooting, boxing, martial arts etc. I’m not into sports unless it has wheels on it with an engine in majority of cases. But the reason I mention them is because the work I done this weekend prompted it, I used my Dewalt Orbital sander on the valance to get the chipped and damaged paint of the valance. I am going to post this work or mini project as a set of photos again in two parts, the first for the strip down and the second for the rebuild.
Click here for the link to the Front Valance Work (part 1), or go to the menu, Photos, body work section for the manual look up.
As I was using the discs and they got torn on wore out I through them on the grass. They made a pattern a little like the Olympic Rings, not intentional of course but it made me smile. So I rearranged them and took a photo of them. Perhaps there is a market for the sand disc art? Perhaps not then.
On a more serious note, I am sad and yet pleased all in the same breath. I am deeply saddened by what happened in Boston, my thoughts and prayers are especially with the families and you all on the other side of “the pond”. I am happy as one of the bombers is dead, and the other is captured. I don’t do politics and religion as a rule but this does deserve a mention. These terrorists who are intent on injuring and murdering innocent lives need to have a lesson taught to them. Their human rights ended when an unprovoked attack killed somebody else. I hope he rots in a cell for a very long time.
2 thoughts on “Home made olympics”
Thank you once again for your ‘inside-out-view” of a Mustang rebuild. Fun fact…I am a huge Olympics fan. So your visual was humorous, creative, and note worthy. Finally, my sincerest appreciation of your thoughts on the terrible happenings in Boston. It is comforting to know that globally there are really nice folks like you.
Thanks for the comment. It was a good spectacle the last Olympics I must say, but it caused a lot of chaos trying to get into London and back out again. The rings thing just made me chuckle when i saw them. It was on my mind especially as the London marathon was in progress and the horrible Boston tragedy too a little earlier.
As for the inside out thing, the photos make for a different perspective instead of all things that polished and shines.
One day I will polish mine.