Monday, November 19, 2007
From the ground up...
So here's Day One, working on the chassis. The rear end is out of a '59 Ford. We're doing a lot of custom stuff, though the car will ultimately be a daily-driving rat rod. Witness my VERY amateur welds! Genius. It's obviously going to sit on springs as opposed to coil-overs.
This is a project to help me learn about how my dad and grampa, both professional Ford mechanics, did things. My dad is from that era when you'd race for gas and pink slips, so we're building this thing like he would've in high school. It'll ultimately have my grampa's racing number on the door. He at one time built and maintained indy cars, pre-WWII.
I'ts gonna be a fun ride, both in the building, and in the driving. Stay tuned.