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Jan. 7th, 2012 @ 12:06 pm Thanks Alex!
Alex is one of my wife's Caregivers son and has been a big help to me with the projects I should go back and do posts on that have been going on.

The 70 E series Jaguar down there is a basket case and belongs to a friend of mine and my wife's, and I foolishly told him I'd help him out with the welding, ten years ago LOL.

We had a lull in our funds cause we had to sell the house next door to get the rest of the money we needed to finish this house, and I hadn't had the accident yet, and I'm pretty good at putting a car back together with everything lining up right. I've even cut a few pairs of cars in half and replaced the back ends and once the end and the roof, onto customers cars, and I told him I would do it if he got all new replacement panels. The car is a unibody and all the strength is from the floor, since it doesn't have a frame. The entire thing is held together with 1/4 bolts, even the rear end / brake assembly which sits in a cradle only has about a dozen bolts to take out and you can pull the assembly out...

He found the thing sitting in a field and it had been there 8 years...

He got all the parts and I stripped about 5 layers of paint off and stopped at the original primer, then jacked it in the air and used my torches to soften the undercoating someone had slapped on there and scrapped it all off so I didn't end up with a fire, I was getting ready to sand blast everything, build a jog to hold it square, and take the plasma cutter to it and replace all the metal, meaning the entire floor and as luck would have it we suddenly sold the house and the car took a back seat, then I had the wreck and it took a further back seat, and with all the projects I have going on it was one I really didn't want to do and regretted even starting, I've spent enough time doing bodywork on cars for my life at this point except for my own cars LOL.

Luck has befallen on me and the car owners are moving back to Louisiana, and ran into a guy that is into Jags, and has a big moving truck he wants to sell them, so they are gonna hopefully do a swap as is which is why I asked Alex to get started on the downstairs.

If I keep this up I might have the entire house finally put away like I should have 5 years ago hahahaah!

Another Garage!
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Date:January 7th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Actually your garage looks pretty cleaned out and organized. You must have been working on it.
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Date:January 8th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
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Hah You just can't see the wood shop around the corner LOL.

Alex cleared everything out, so he gets the credit hahahhahah.
Date:January 8th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
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What are you going to do with all that space once you get it completely cleaned. New projects brewing in your mind already??? That or a big comfortable recliner, stereo system and pile of good books to read.
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Date:January 8th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
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It's set as an autobody shop so I do all my welding down there.

Maybe I'll redo my truck?