'53 Bel Airflow Shelby : Arts and Crafts v.2.0! Pg 17!!

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A live clip of "Losing My Religion" from last night. OJ on acoustic guitar and high harmony.

Listen through headphones or computer speakers, or you will lose the lovely low end of bass and the drum kit.
Recorded by a couple of my 'young friends' who showed up last night.

You guys sound great.
 
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So, the wood chain guard has been a bit idle as of late. I have a fiberglass guard that is in the first stage of process, the wood buck guard worked for that purpose as hoped. It was a learning experience and I'll probably follow up with it at a later date.

My friend KJV got me thinking about my wood guard and possibilities. When I decided to take a turn towards 'ratty' on the build last week, it sealed the deal on creating kind of a 'woody Bel Air' version of my dad's 2 door.

I bought a 10 ft piece of roof flashing to create metal edging / trim for the 'woody' panel / guard. From there it was a few of my favorite rattle cans, some more transparent black stain, and a few sprays of water. Now I just have to figure out how to mount this thing.
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I also used the transparent black stain on the recovered saddle, it looked too new compared to the rest of the bike.
 

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World's first heavy guitarists. He was just doing it before they invented distortion.
"Soon enough, Fender was working with the guitarist to develop one of the first “stacked” guitar amps, where the amplifier box rested upon the speaker cabinet; Leo named the Showman in tribute to ....’s skills as a performer.

It took some effort to get the Showman as loud as Dale desired. According to the guitarist, they went through nearly 50 amps before Fender developed one that could withstand his demands: to deliver a blow so punishing, crowds could feel it in the venue parking lot."
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Having fun in the BACK40. I used the #0000 steel wool to take excess rust off the dog leg crank. I noticed the steel wool held on to the rust dust. So I wiped it on to the '53 in a couple of rust build up spots.
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Here's the latest from the B40 'tool time'....
 

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That's a cool tool tip! When you twist the turnbuckle, do both ends extend?
The two ends are threaded opposite, like cranks on a bike. So no, the hook end with the washer stayed put up against the frame, while the end with the eye bolt threaded out, moving the stay. Because there wasn't any pressure on the hook itself (just the washer being pushed against the frame by the turnbuckle) once I had the axle in about a 1/2" and stable, I just turned the hook out of the turnbuckle. Then I grabbed the eye on the end of the eye bolt with a pliers, and lifted the turnbuckle right out.
 

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