STILL finishing up the fender skirt.

Posted: December 4, 2013 in Squarebird, Thunderbird, Traditional Custom Cars, travel
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You’d think I’d have gotten ALL the bodywork done by now, but I’ve taken several days off to play lumberjack with my Dad. He’s 89, you’d think I wouldn’t be too tired, but if I NEVER have to split up a truckload of firewood again, it’ll be too soon.

There was a giant Ash tree in our yard that died which I’d cut down and cut into blocks a year ago. All the wood was loosely piled around the stump in the backyard, and not only was I tired of mowing around it and looking at it, it was needing to be split and stacked. Dad borrowed his neighbors log splitter, and over the course of the last several days, for 3 or 4 hours each day, we got that split and stacked in my woodshed, and 4 truckloads split and stacked at his place. That time also included several trips to the local Tractor Supply store for parts for the splitter, as it chose to break as soon as we started using it.

Anyway, that’s finally done, the mess is cleaned up, and I got a little bit done on the ‘Birds fender skirt this afternoon. The bottom tail of the right hand skirt didn’t fit the body very well, so I cut that off and re-shaped it, and hammered a little lip on the flange on the top for the secondary skirt to rest against. It’s now DONE, and I can focus on getting the driver’s side secondary skirt made, and then it’s time to grind all the welds down and start slinging some mud. That’s the fun part!

All that's left of the beautiful Green Ash tree that once graced our backyard.

All that’s left of the beautiful Green Ash tree that once graced our backyard.

Notice the bottom line of the skirt is now the same as the quarter panel.

Notice the bottom line of the skirt is now the same as the quarter panel.

MUCH better.

MUCH better.

I'm happy now with how this fits.

I’m happy now with how this fits.

Skirt finished 4

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