And now, something completely different…

Posted: December 18, 2013 in Thunderbird, Traditional Custom Cars, travel
Tags: , ,

OK, not really, I’m still welding and grinding, but not on the fender skirts! After a little shopping this afternoon, and picking up our dog Ari from doggie day-care, I got busy on the front bumper.

You’ll recall that narrowing the bumper to tuck in tighter to the body made the holes for the (rather ugly) rectangular park/turn lamps to small. I’m planing on finding some neat-o round driving lights to french (or tunnel, for you non-car people) into that spot in the bumper, which required filling the hole.

This turned out really well. So well in fact, that it’s kind of a shame to cut a hole for a new light in. That’s the plan though, so follow along as I continue to cut the Thunderbird up into little pieces and weld them back together again…

First, make the hole even bigger...

First, make the hole even bigger…

There, that looks ruined.

There, that looks ruined.

A piece of 10 ga. from the scrap pile to the rescue.  I'm glad I never throw anything out...

A piece of 10 ga. from the scrap pile to the rescue. I’m glad I never throw anything out…

Weld it, heat it, hammer it to shape...

Weld it, heat it, hammer it to shape…

And it looks like this when it's done!

And it looks like this when it’s done!

Advertisements
Comments
  1. Nancy Kroes says:

    So I finally saw you vision after your last post, but you just lost me again on this one. I know though, that will be stunning when finished. Just as everything you do is.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s