I guess I should have hung a “gone fishin’” sign on the front door of the ol’ blog for the last couple of weeks, because I haven’t had any time to keep ‘er updated.
What’s been keeping me up at nights lately has been assembling the Ernst ’32 Roadster in preparation for the Grand National Roadster Show out in Pomona, CA at the end of the month. A few weeks ago I was a little skeptical that the car would actually be finished in time, but with a little over a week to go before departure I’m feeling pretty good about my chances.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks getting the car ready to send out for upholstery. I didn’t get the front and rear springs back from chrome until I went and chased my chrome guy down, so that severely set back final assembly on the chassis. Before that, I had to do a little “quality control” to get the kind of paint job the car deserved, and that also set things back a little bit. However…in the end, both the chromer and the painters went above and beyond normal expectations to deliver the kind of detail I was looking for.
So now, the car is currently down in Austin getting upholstered by world-reknowned upholsterer and award-winning beard farmer, Sean Johnstun of Fat Lucky’s. I am super excited to see what Sean conjures up for the car. Even though I wasn’t able to give him much time to spend on the job, I know he’s burning the midnight oil to turn out the perfect interior for the roadster.
For now, I’ll leave you with some photos of the results of all that thrashing and sleep deprivation. Check back in soon for more photos of the roadster after it comes back from upholstery.