Well, the ol' gal is on the road
Well, it's been 2 years and 2 months and 26 days (but who's been counting) and the ol' gal is finally on the road-not done, but on the road.
I was off last week and one of the things on the "get'r done" list was to finish up Lucile. The other major task was putting Ma's sewing room together.
Friday the 19th, we trailered Lucile to the glass shop to be fitted for a new windshield and then back on the trailer to the alignment shop to get the camber and toe-in adjusted. Monday morning the 22nd (anniversary day to boot) we got the call from the shop and the alignment was done (turned out Lucile was finished Friday night at closing time and the shop don't work no weekends!!)
I drove Lucile back up to the daughters house and the son-in-law and one of our "adopted" sons spent nearly 30 hours during two days putting the finishing touches on her-reattaching the newly re-chromed bumpers, buffing out the paint and polishing her up. She's got a new side mirror, a new secret audio sound system and the daughter detailed the interior.
Lucile will be in her first car show Wednesday night and I'll post up some new pics.
In the meantime, enjoy some pics of our "mini" cruise-in that we did Saturday; we went to Woody's Drive-in for a celebratory dinner and yes they still use car hops and you can place your order from the front seat.
The first three pics are of Lucile, the forth pic is the son-in-laws '32 Ford rat-rod and the last one is the "adopted" son's '51 Dodge Meadowbrook. The last time I saw a running Meadowbrook it was in the movie "Men of Honor"-the taxi cab used in the movie was a Meadowbrook.
Just as we where getting ready to leave, an other rat-rod and a '53 Mercury Cruiser pulled in. Ma had just put the camera away so I didn't get any pics.