Daily Archives: October 22, 2011

Bent door? What bent door?

We finished painting assembling this Acura MDX yesterday and it now ready to be returned to it’s owner. The ravaged door and tweaked fender were replaced with new sheet metal and after splashing on a bit of paint, it looks good as new.

If it weren’t for the picture evidence on this very site, there would be no proof anything even happened.

Got to love all those curves

Modern cars are superior to old cars, like this 1932 Ford, in every measurable way. But … there is something that makes these old cars special, and that’s curves. Lots of curves.

The first two pictures show the right and left front fenders. When was the last time you saw a fender like that on a modern car?

The next two photos show the two sides of the hood. This truck was built when they still had side opening hoods so there is a door on each side that is opened to allow access to the engine. Fantastic!

And check out the radiator grill. I really like the way it looks with the filler neck sticking up on the top like that. Notice the hole in the bottom of the grill? That is where the crank start lever goes. Battery goes dead? No problem! Just pull out the ol’ crank and give it a spin.

The last picture is of one of the rear fenders. More curves to complement the curves of the front fenders.

This is the last of the paintwork for this old girl. Most of the truck is already gone to my fabricator for reassembly, and these parts will soon follow. Even though I am not doing the reassembly on this truck, I am going to try to get some pictures of the truck after it is reassembled. That is when all the these individual curves really complement each other and when the truck becomes something really special.

And all because of the curves.

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