Well, it took us long enough, and I'm sure Matt will agree, but the end result was worth it. In the flesh, 18 yr. old (On Wednesday - Happy Birthday Matt!) Matt Tindalls's '30 Model A Coupe. We will be traveling down to Maryland with the car along with The Pearl Necklace on Friday for Jalopyrama. We have already begun work on John's '47 Ford that we started on 2 years ago. He has brough it back for some more kustom items and for paint. Stay tuned for that. Talk soon.
2 weeks ago, while most of you were out barbequeing and celebrating Memorial Day, we were in the shop sniffing pait fumes... It is blaaaack. Matt has already seen it and loves how black it is. We are in the process of buffing it out right now and hope to be delivering the body for Matt to drop onto his completed rolling chassis within the next few days. I'll post another update once the body and rest of the items are all painted and buffed. Talk soon.
One of our past customers, Al, recently got some face time in front of the camera at a show put on by Radir Wheels on a really nice day. Just reposting to share. Enjoy.
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Joe Siclari for his '57 Ford, The Pearl Necklace! Well, we made it to Detroit with only minutes to spare. After putting the finishing touches on the car Wednesday night, we loaded up and hit the highway at 12:30am. Despite driving 100 miles through near blizzard conditions, the trip was uneventful. The car showed very well and picked up the Alexander Brothers Builder's Choice Award as well as an invite to the Showcase of Kustoms in Long Beach, CA in September.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, we've been so busy in the shop I haven't had the time. This is one BIG update though. Joe's '57 Ford went from still needing metalwork to paint in a little over 2 weeks. Between Russ, Joe, and I, we have over 300 hours in this thing in the new year alone! Once again proving that if you can dream it, chances are we can make it happen. Here at Moonlite Kustom, we are never on break. There's still lots of work left to do, but this was one MAJOR hurdle. The pics themselves do all the talking. Enjoy and stay tuned for updates we color sand and buff, put the car back together and get it out in the sun for the kandy and pearl to shine, plus an update on Tindall's Model A to follow (we haven't forgotton about it.) Talk soon.
I finally figured a way to get some pics on here so I updated. We are about a day or so away from primer on this body. Russ and I got the firewall all fixed up and have been working filler all over the place. Hopefully by the time the holidays are over we'll have this thing green! Joe is also back with us and he started back on his Ford this weekend. We are hoping for paint for that one by the first week in January. That's all for now, I'm off to Texas for the holidays so Merry Christmas form Moonlite Kustoms!
Been awhile since we have updated. My computer has been down for the count so while progress has been made, it has not made it over the phonelines just yet. Hopefully Santa will bring me a new one and allow me to pull all my pictures off the old one. So for now all you get is a written update and no pretty pictures to stare at. The good news is that Matt and his father visited his Model A this weekend and have given it a thumbs up thus far. Also, Russ (who has been helping out on and off lately) has officially joined us in the quest as we are busier than we have ever been. Hopefully, pics soon.
Tindall had his body blasted before he dropped it off, which is the biggest blessing any painter can have. However it had a bit of surface rust on it from the rain on Sat. A quick few minutes with the stripping wheel gave me a chance to start fresh and to really see what was going on with the body. The real work begins this weekend when we break out the hammers and dollies. Talk soon.
Matt and his Dad came by today to pick up the frame and suspension pieces and to drop off the body. I finshed all the buffing this week so all that was left to do was to load it up. They were both very pleased with the frame and are excited about the body, as am I. Now starts the real fun. More pics and some progress next week. Talk soon.