Monday, June 27, 2011

Weight check

I brought the Cruiser over to a neighbors farm to check the weight before anything was added inside.

Great to have  neighbors with handy things like this.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Interior paint

Had a great weekend working on Nellie! Finished patching a few holes inside, installed all the window frames, Primed and painted the interior and stripped and polished the upper cabinets, I am beat!
It is hard to put this picture up and hard to paint Nellie pink but it was fun to see the reaction everyone had!
This is just the primer, I had the store tint it as much as they could to help with the final color of dark red.
I was very happy to get the top coat on to cover the primer, also temporarily installed the power converter to try out the fantastic fans and some of the interior lights, fun to watch things to come together.
Nellie's guard dog Cooper, she loves working on Nellie as much as I do. We have a lot of chipmunks and she lives for chasing them. Even catches one sometimes!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interior skins and paint

It has been a busy few weeks installing the interior skins, I was very surprised at how easy it was to re-install the liner and line up all the old rivet holes. It did take a lot of rivets about 900, that's been quite a workout for my hands. It has been more of a challenge trying to decide on a color for inside.I think we have settled on dark red but also considered a vintage looking mustard yellow and chrome aluminum.

The red you see in the pictures still needs a couple coats to darken it up.Hope to have the painting done this weekend. Then we will be done for about a month.
It sure is great to see some big changes, I was getting a little discouraged.