Pontiac Update


Went and picked up the poncho from the body shop yesterday, and took it over to San Diego Rod and Custom who will be doing the suspension (2″ drop) and the paint.  Richard at Rodders Choice did an excellent job on the body work – cut out all the rust on the car and patched everything up perfectly.  I couldn’t believe how great it looked.  I’ll be working on his website (www.rodderschoice.com) over the next couple weeks to finish up our trade.

Tony and Abe over at SDRC worked out a trade with us for building their website and updating their online store (www.sandiegorodandcustom.com) so we will be trading on labor for their work on our cars.  They are dropping a rebuilt Chevy 350 and turbo 350 trans in his 1951 Plymouth Concord.

After talking with Tony about paint plans – I was initially going to go matte hot rod black with green scallops to match the interior, but I told him I really wanted red, but just didnt want to redo the interior.  He made a good point that it would probably eat me alive to have the green on there when I really want red, and its true.  I finally have this car all apart, might as well make it into the sweet ride I’ve always wanted.

I’m going to leave the interior as is for now (headline is out, door panels off) and just throw some red seat covers on.  Get the body and paint the way I want it, and a year or two down the line when I have some more money i’ll get the interior done to match.  I’m so stoked on getting this thing done – I’ve always dreamed of building my own custom, and now I’m going to have it!

More pictures and stuff this weekend when I head over to their shop.

Ian

This is my blog. I started it back in 2006 when I was finishing my undergrad at SDSU, kept going as I started my career and completed my MBA, and what do you know I'm still updating over 10 years later... It contains a little bit of everything about me - I'm an opinionated asshole sometimes, definitely a nerd, a gamer, a husband, a manager for a consulting company, a DJ and a musician, a grease monkey and a motorcycle rider...and a whole bunch of other things that probably are too offensive to mention. This blog has a lot of stuff I find funny, a little I find serious, and tons of information about my various and plentiful hobbies. I hope you find something here that's interesting to you. I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to comment or contact me! Thanks for stopping by!

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