Today I took the "last" step to finish the dash, installing a different bezel nut on the fog light switch and re-routing power to the audio amplifiers. While this wasn't difficult, it was harder than it sounds. I used reproduction blower/wiper switch bezel nuts on the volume control and fog light switch, so they would match the rest of the dash. Unfortunately, the volume control and fog light switch have different threads than these nuts, so I had to improvise by wrapping the threads with some copper foil I had lying around.
In any event, the dash switches, knobs, and bezels all match now. Most people probably won't notice... but I will. I want any modifications made to the car to look classy and finished. In this case, I think I have succeeded.
|What radio? This looks dash looks stock!|
I resolve to break the chain of disfunction. I don't want to tolerate shortcuts anymore. I want to make things right... not necessarily perfect, but right. I want to honor those I love... and the memory of those I love. I also want to strive for consistency in my attitude and my actions.
|I love living by the beach!|
|Quiet Riot.... "Fly On, Thunderbird Fly!"|
I need to remember the story of Nell's restoration, and what it means to me. I just want to enjoy and share the car... Show and parade season starts up in another month or two. I'm in a good place right now.