Happy New Year
January 4, 1998: After almost
two weeks of battling the flu, it's time to get back to work. The temperature hit 60 today
but with no interior, a ride is out of the question. So I spent the day installing the new
trunk kit and some of the carpeting. It seems like this should have gone quite quickly but
I took a lot of time fitting and positioning felt pieces and carpet. About half done and
so far so good. Oh yea, here's my new buddy...... a Christmas present from my honey.
January 11, 1998: We're still
recovering from last night's 100th birthday party (50 years for me and 50 for Jeanne). I
think the TR was the hit of the night. All our 50 something friends reminisced and one (my
rich one) spent today surfing the Web for a 56 Chevy Bel Air Convertible.
Well, back to my car. The interiors 95% complete. All that
needs to be done is to reupholster the passenger seat, install the passenger seat belt and
put the top back on. The driver seat came out great and I hope to do the same for the
other side. The new seat belts are a pain in the butt. I'll have to fool around with the
mounting to see if I can get them to operate smoothly. No pictures this week.........
maybe next week. Yesterday and today were beautiful: Sunny, dry roads and 45 - 50
degrees.......... not bad for the middle of January, so I spent about an hour yesterday
and today cruisin the streets sans top...... not top down, cuz the top's in the basement.
January 18, 1998: Time to start
on the passenger seat. But before tearing it apart, here's a "before (passenger seat)
and after (driver seat)" picture.
January 30, 1998: It's hard to
believe that January is over, and harder to believe that the interior is almost completely
done. There's very little left to do, so I'll be hoping for the rest of the winter to be
full of sunny days and dry roads.