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ABSOLUTELY!!! If you make it up here, I'll buy you a beer, if I bring it down you'll have to show me where the good brews are!
I'm getting it ready for the Neon Nights Cruise and Car show this weekend, So much progress will be made this week. Mock up door panels are going in for the week (just sheet metal screwed in) and when I get some time I'll coat them in fiberglass with correct fasteners and put some speakers in the bottom, Kirkeys for the front seats are going in *hopefully* tomorrow after work, and I gotta cover the rear floor with something other than primer, so truck bed liner will go on tomorrow or wednesday. Then the under side of the hood needs some attention, and I'll clean up the wiring/hose routing. The cruise on Friday night starts at 6 and goes until the bars close (The Dalles usually rolls the sidewalks up at 6, but once a year, you can be as loud as you want till 11) Car show starts at 9-goes til 2~3?
The cruise is open to anyone, usually about 2000-3000 cars in total come out for it, theres a corvette club and some guys from Canada that come out every year? And the cars come out in all sorts of stages, from "just got it running barn finds" to perfect fit and finish. Last year I drove my car with no windows or windshield.
The door panels are masonite, painted black for the moment. I will glass them then I might reverse the paint on the interior. Solid black with touches of coppery lace
Sounds pretty awesome! I'm definitely interested and would love to come. And luckily my glass guy is putting the front and rear windows in Thursday. And speaking of, I can't even imagine driving my car that far without windows in it.
I think it would make the trip a little more exciting but it would definitely be breezy on the freeway.
Ah, just like riding a motorcycle, I rocked my wagon that way for 3 weeks with just sunglasses
So true... And I've been debating about driving it without windows, but I'm worried that I would get pulled over or something... Although what an officer say to you, besides laughter.
Officer: "Hey kid, do you know why I pulled you over?"
Officer: "You have a burnt out tail light.. You may want to get that fixed."
Me: "Will do officer, have a good day."
Officer: "Thanks, and you may want to fix your windows... This thing isn't a convertible, and doesn't look very safe."
Me: "I will, thanks again."
Anywho, I cant wait to see the seats installed. Are you going to just make up some simple bottom cushions? Or are you just gooing to go tough guy/iron ass and leave it the way it is?
They will be padded in a rat rod ish fashion? like this
And I did get pulled over? handed him my reg, license and insurance through the open windshield? He said that since I had a wiper he couldn't give me a ticket, but it was "unsafe" just after he said that a guy on a big harley rode by with a piece of leather on his head, and I giggled? Asked why he didn't pull him over, he said "well I like the paint, have a good afternoon"
I think that would be sweet. I've always really enjoyed seats that look like that as they have a very robust look to them, and if you get the right type of foam (I would do high density memory foam) it will be extremely comfortable as well.
I'm curious as to what the difference having a/your wipers on it? You're not going to be using them and the arm isn't long enough to wipe the bugs off your glasses...?? And I don't think cops like when people ask them why they didn't pull someone else over whom was being unsafe and/or had a viable excuse to be pulled over, etc... It kind of grinds my gears that cops don't even express themselves in a way that could educate the public and give someone an idea of their frame of mind and/or how they think. I mean your car does probably draw a lot of attention, but there are other people who do stupid sh!t all the time and don't get pulled over, but it's always the good folk who do.. Sorry for ranting, but that kind of stuff bothers me, and because I ride motorcycles, it bothers me even more.
And to be honest, you weren't even doing anything wrong; and I'm pretty sure that the officer could tell that it was a project car when he first stepped up to the window. But luckily for me (maybe lucky isn't the right word), my glass guy is installing front and rear windshields tomorrow so I can "legally" drive it. Which no where in the drivers manual does it state that you cant drive a car without windows.