For those of you kind readers that have been hoping that I'll be posting pictures of me and my new Christmas frock riding around in Miss Ella, I'm posting an update. Originally I was going to begin this post with the original Miss Ella but of course you can go into my archives and see how far she's come (or gone) yourself. I completely understand that this post is of a nature that would not have you coming back again and again but since this blog is also a journal for me, well you'll just have to plod along for today.
I thought that you might be interested in seeing the workbench. When I come in for a cup of coffee the hot rod magazines are laid out and always available for my farmers/hot rod maker's perusal. Every evening he pores over the boxes of magazines that he has collected since we were married. From the time I have known him, Terry has dreamt of making a rod. After nearly 30 years of marriage, I have the privilege of watching him run out to the shop, every spare moment he has.
Miss Ella has recently been taken down a notch or two. You can look at her earlier pictures to see the lofty heights that she fancied herself and that attitude has been adjusted. Notice the rake. (I'm learning the lingo and have been dying to use it a bit) You may think to yourself that she isn't looking all that low yet, ( I wondered this myself, since I have been peering over his shoulder and attending countless rod shows with him and seeing rods nearly scraping the ground). So, once the motor and the rest of the truck is back together, the added weight will make her even lower.
This my friends is the new front end stuff. All the parts have been taken apart, primered, and painted except of course for the brake drum itself. ( I do hope I'm getting this right since I don't have my beloved coaching me at this point)
This is the side view of the Mustang II front suspension. If you are still with me give yourself a hug. Later on today, when the opportunity arises, ask your beloved if he has a mustang II in his truck. (This additional help with making small talk is a bonus for you . .enjoy)
I always smirk at his sign above his odds and sods drawers. First of all, I'd like to actually see someone pay him for something and then have him try to collect on the bad cheque.
It's all good. My beloved is off to the kids place today. They are having the basement carpet installed and my girls and I are off to have our toes looked at. Life is good.
Have a wonderful day my friends, enjoy using your newly acquired lingo.