Follow @W4HDM 1935 Ford Pickup: 12/01/2013 - 01/01/2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Vacations Over?

    Well it has been a while hasn't it? I suppose as life moves on with other projects and responsibilities one loses site of other projects. I got heavily involved in repainting my house as well as normal maintenance. I also started replacing all of the wood frames around my windows with PVC trim. All of this stacked on top of quitting smoking, replacing the garage door, several appliances that just got old and a handful of other life happenings. It was just hard to find time energy and money for he truck. I have been able to go out on occasion and do a little sanding or body work here and there but mostly so little it would have just been embarrassing to even post it on the Blog. Motivation had dwindles to say the least.

    Well I was going through some old postings on my traditional hot rod site and noticed the truck had received an impressive amount of views despite the fact that I had all but cancelled the "For Trade" listing due to a severe lack of quality offerings. Don't get me wrong, some were worth the truck but just not what I was looking for. A lot of it goes back to that age old saying .... "If I own it, it's gold, if you own it it's crap" and who knows maybe I do expect too much out of the truck. I do however think I can do better than a 6K four door! Well enough of that I am startng to drift off on a rant and I really do not want  to go there here.

    Long story short I had posted on the ad about my surprise at the amount of views, which in turn brought the year old ad back to the top for all to see. Once again the offers started pouring in. I had not expected that and it caught me a bit off guard and with my pants down so to speak. I mean the poor truck was left with a bit of it's metal exposed and in the middle of some body work and it had not been started in about a year!

     It was enough to motivate me! I spent today out in the garage removing the hood finishing up some body work and spraying a little primer. I only had about a pint of primer on hand and mainly wanted to see if my crappy spray gun still worked. It did, and yes still crappy but sufficient for primer.

    I am thinking I need to get a list together and go pick up some supplies and see if I cant get this thing back into a good coat of primer. Then I can re evaluate where I want to go from here. We have been contemplating a move and I am not sure I want to haul the truck along. It may get sold or swapped for a boat or something. Who knows ... I love to trade but it seems I cant get an offering of anything I want. Oh well I am cursed to own it a bit longer (sarcasm).

    The good news is it wont take long to make her presentable once again .. Here are a few pictures I took after what little I did get done.....

Just getting some primer on the door made a huge improvement!

Pretty good coat on the hood.

For fun!

Really needs a bath!

Hood back on!

Pretty ;o)