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July 31, 2007

Thumb twiddling…

Filed under: 2007 CMR,Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 4:31 pm
bonnet cleaning
bonnet cleaning

I can’t drive the car and I can’t really work on it either… so I might as well clean it. I had it pretty clean before, but the second day of the Classic Motorcar Rally in June was done on a miserable rainy day (I need to post photos from that at some point!) and the car got filthy. So I spent a rainy weekend a couple of weeks ago scrubbing wheel wells, cleaning wheels, and since I have the bonnet unshackled from the frame, scrubbed areas which are usually impossible to reach. Hard to see in the photos above due to the flash but they are sort of a before and after shot… I scrubbed the area that gets pelted by the debris from the front tires, with brushes and sponges… then rinsed it off with a swipe from the pressure washer.

rear wheel
rear wheel

I also flossed the wire wheels… always a pain in the ass.

Of course the weather has turned wonderful again… all I can do is wait while my steering rack get rebuilt.

2 Comments

  1. So, chuck…when did ’65E’ get rear ended?
    In the foto of the right rear wheel, one can see the damage done to the inner fender, behind the tire, which almost always is a result of getting bashed in the ass…ask me how I know!

    Comment by vrooomie — August 2, 2007 @ 5:17 am

  2. I think that is an artifact of the water + flash from the camera Paul. Compare to:
    http://etc.goolsbee.org/jag/lift.jpg
    …for a shot of the same area dry.

    But who knows, it could have been smacked in the butt many many years ago for all I know. I have some pre-resto photos I’ll dig out and look at.

    Comment by cg — August 2, 2007 @ 6:13 am

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