Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Throwbacks Wrench Party - Day 1

What a weekend. We got a lot done, and yet we still have so far to go on Vorhese's Triumph. A good time was had by all.


Our friend Francisco lent his truck to get Vorhese's heap out to GV from the Bay. Alongside Vorhese's preunit rode his friend's mostly original 1957 preunit. After a 4 hour drive (it should be around 2-1/2) through horrible traffic full of people trying to get to the powder-covered mountains, Vorhese rolled into Grass Valley and greeted everyone. We had some 'za and hit the garage.

Friday was mostly setting everything out and going over a game plan. After Pops got over laughing after looking at my welds and Troop did an overall inspection, we made a to-do list. A big one. (That's what she said.)

And christened the start of the weekend.

You might notice how great some of these pictures are. The good ones are courtesy of Sarah Butcher of SB Photography, a friend of the crew who stopped by and snagged a few of us acting like regular buffoons.

That night we got the basic mockup together and started talking things out. Since Vorhese took the suggestion to change to a shorter rigid section everything he'd done to that point had to be redone. Despite all the "wasted" work everyone agrees it was the right decision. Everything just fell into place, proportionately, stylistically, and functionally.

The rest of Friday was spent just drinking. We'd pay for it on Saturday.

Look forward to installments covering the weekend's work over the next few days...

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