Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Engine is Out!

Progress on the '55 has been made. Well I guess it's technically considered the dis-assembly part of this process but it's progression none the less.
The last update I made, Mr. B had removed mostly everything that could come off of the car, excluding the parts that make it a driving vehicle. He was still able to get it in and out of the garage by turning it on a driving it.
Well not anymore!

This Friday he and I removed the engine, transmission, drive shaft, and shifter. Well I watched as he removed the engine, but I did put together the engine hoist all by my myself!

Here is the engine still in place getting it ready to be removed.

There are a lot of hoses and bolts to remove first.

Here is a little video of the engine being removed.

All gone!

On to the next issue, the rust..and bondo removal & repair.

The floor is a bit holey here. Mr. B has some welding to do.

This morning I woke up at walked out to the garage, and saw him hard at work doing this at 7:30 am. I'm sure he was dreaming about it all night.

Much more to come!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

And it begins!

Well we haven't owned it very long, and its coming apart!
Mr. B has begun ripping out the interior and some exterior off of the '55 Chevy.

The seats, carpet, trim, trunk, hood and bumpers are now in there temporary home and our extended garage, aka the covered patio.

The wheels and engine are all still in place, so Mr. B has been moving it around with his temporary seat. This just cracks me up.

Does he look happy or what? You know its something that brings him joy when he spent his entire Saturday in 100 degree weather sweating over it with that smile.

Lets hope we are both smiling when its finished!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Old Project

Mr. B and I bought ourselves a New (Old) car!

We decided we needed a new project, since our house is pretty much where we want it for now. Of course we will probably be working on changing a few things around our home, but this little beauty is our number one priority for now!

First things first, we needed to clear out some space in our 2 car garage that we have been using as a one car for too long.

Well in the heat we have been having Mr. B and I decided to get up early Saturday Morning and start while it was a cool 75...
A few hours of lifting and organizing really paid off.

Yay!! They fit :) We knew they would, and now our little Cheri has a safe parking spot.


I had planned on doing a photo shoot of her, and us all dressed up in 1950's attire, but we hit a few road bumps Friday afternoon. First off its bloody hot, like 104 and I just didn't feel like dressing up in much of anything. Then...we were driving it and the back wheel almost fell off. Yeah, that happened, so we took her home and inspected the under carriage a little closer, she has a bit of rust people!! I think we may tear her apart sooner than later.


I hope to be able to photograph and blog about our project as she progresses. Mr. B has big plans for her, and I just can't wait!

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