Showing posts from May, 2013

40 Ford--Parts Is Parts!

So here it's almost June already, and what have I been up to in terms of my time consuming hobby that squashes my obsessive compulsive disorder (sometimes?)

Still working on a box-stock 40 Ford.  Even hard for me to believe it's not done yet!

So I have a new house and have been busy at work--so when I have 15-20 minutes I run up to my work room and glue together a few more parts!

As I said before--this is a cool kit!  Fun to build!  Interior is silver lacquer with green acrylic accents...

Ready to be dropped in.....a few masking problems here and there, but good enough (and--I never retouch any photos!)

Really hard for me not to wire the engine--but I didn't!

Frame is coming out pretty clean--almost ready for final assembly.

Body is Testor's One Touch Lacquer--I used this paint to save myself time!  And--nice crud by the fender--that's just me being to lazy to clean the body before taking this pix--it will clean up OK.

OK, wheels/tires have a Shabo label treatment.  Like …

Summer is Coming, Cars are Coming Out - Portland 2013 Car Events

Portland Summer Car Events
The rain took a short break today and had all of us fools with cars whose windshield wipers don't work headin for the hills in our jalopies.  I personally took a quick look online to see where I could find other like minded individuals and landed upon the Westside Road Relic's Burgerville Cruise In.

Spring is just an awesome time for car guys, but it can also be a tough time; events are starting but the winter projects have to be wrapped up.  I personally spent a rough month of April welding my inner tub and A and B posts (the frames for the door) back together (more on that at

I read something last year that says Portland may rival any city in the US for car culture.  The longer I live here the more I believe it.  It seems everyone has a car in the garage; from the bizarre massive custom hearses (complete with halloween scene props), to modern super car machines you can find almost anything in Portland most weekends.

If you happ…