Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This is our first attempt at making our own wine. Sandy's brother has been making wine for a year or two and has gotten us interested. The grape juice we are using comes from Chile. We ordered it from a distibutor in Pittsburgh. Right now we are at the first stage. Yeast has been added to the grape Must and is in it's primary fermentation. The next step will be to transfer the liquids to 6 gallon glass carboys (winmaking speak for bottles :>) for the secondary fermentation. After that it'll be 6-8 months before it is ready. We are making Malbec and Chianti this first time out. Cheers!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Cutting out a rusted and broken inner wheel well flap on the drivers side. The '57 has alot of nasty rust under it. I'm not buying new pieces like I did for the trunk. I'm making new pieces to replace what's rusted/rotted. I removed the flap to patch a hole and add a piece to connect to the upper wheel housing. I welded in a brace to keep the quarter panel pushed out where it should be, I'll weld the patch in and then trim the new metal on the wheel flap to connect to where it was rusted in half.