A balmy 13 degrees, and she’s topless. This morning after building a fire in the stove, I plowed the driveway, the neighbors drive, and my parents drive. By the time I got done, it was warm enough in the shop that my fingers didn’t freeze to the tools, I got busy and got the top lifted of the T’bird. The reason? Not just to have it look different in the shop, but to make it easy to make the “trough” around the sunken windshield frame.
This had been just tacked together, the 2″ wide gap between windshield frame and cowl had to be filled with sheet metal. I made some cardboard patterns, the strips had to be arched to fit in the curve, cut the stops and got started welding. I was interrupted by a trip to the hardware store to get more 3″ disks for the cut-off tool and some flap disks for the small grinder, but still got it almost all finished. Picked a couple more barrel bolts so I can finish up the fender skirt project too.
It’s good to get one more thing (almost) finished. It won’t be long now until I can get to the final body work, and make it all pretty. Stay tuned!