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Painting with Light

So what do you do when the lights go out and you are bored? Peg and I amused ourselves when the power went out last Friday by cracking a glow stick. We set up a camera in shutter priority mode to do a long exposure (5 seconds) and drew shapes in the air. So that you could see us, we popped a quick burst of light with a flashlight. You can have fun just about anywhere if you really want to!

Motorama Events 2011

Motorama Events at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA is one of Peg and my favorite shows each year. There are over 750,000 square feet of motoring events taking place. This includes 3 car shows, multiple RC competitions, Arenacross, battle bots, live entertainment, go-karts, quarter midget racing, and more! Once again we were shooting for MyRideisMe.com. You can check out more photos in the picture gallery.

Working on the ‘48 Ford Tudor

On Saturday, we were back in the garage working on our 1948 Ford Tudor Sedan street rod. This car has so many problems that I don’t think we will ever be able to fix them all but it still is a fun car.  I am trying to think of it as a learning experience. We started out with a Bitchin Products dash but it requires some modifications to fit our setup. To be able to clear the windshield wiper transmission we had to create a bump in the dash top. Using a little muscle and a closet rod, I was able to bend the sheet metal into a nice arc. We then ran the pieces through the bandsaw using a guide to enable us to cut the arc to a 1/2” height. I then cut some circles out of 18 gauge sheet metal and welded them into the ends. We cut the ends to the correct height and finished them on the belt sander. They are now ready for final welding on the dash. The firewall needs some attention so Peg put on her safety gear and began grinding of rust and paint so we can weld some patch panels.

Workin’ at the Car Wash

I didn’t have any problem washing my Ford F-150 Pickup truck at the self service car wash today; I had the pick of the bays. It was probably due to the fact that the temperature gauge on my dash read 33 degrees when I pulled the truck in to the open bay. Since it wasn’t freezing I figured it was okay to clean the “Chimp Mobile”. Usually I prefer to hand wash my vehicles at home but during the winter the daily drivers just get a good pressure washing. The road crews love putting down salt on the roads and I just wish it would stay on the road!