This is where it all went wrong
What is it about painters anyway? In the time it has taken to get this car painted, I could have went to school, learned
how to paint and painted my own car TWICE!
Dec 2002 - picked up my new dart block 331 stroker from B.E.S.
- took car to Performance Automotive to convert 8 pt cage to 10 pt.
Mar 2003 - cage finished, car delivered
to painter #1, paid $1000 upfront to get started.
Jul 2003 - painter #1 didn't do a damn thing to the car and
I've missed the first Wild Street race. Took car back.
Aug-Sept 2003 - took painter #1 to court to get my money
back. Won a judgement, still didn't pay it, had to file for garnishment of wages.
Oct 2003 - took car to painter
#2, missed a year of racing
Jan-Sep 2004 - Nothing. Missed another year of racing waiting for paint.
2004 - Drove to PA to buy a 4 cyl coupe. Sold coupe to pay painter #2 thinking that would motivate him to finish.
2005 - rear quarters put on car, bodywork completed, body primered, cage painted, jambs painted, engine bay painted.
2005 - replace clutch in '92 coupe and dropped the 331 in it for break-in.
Aug 2005 - Missed another year
of racing. Pick up car from painter #2. Take car to Gary Rohe to install rear coil overs, wheel tubs and narrow rear end.
Sep 2005 - Deliver car to painter #3.
Dec 2005 - Car returns home, all painted except for the hood and rocker ground effects!
YAAAAAAY! Thanks to Bo Webb aka "347sc"
|thanks to Dave "Black Horse" for the pinstripe
|time to throw some parts on it!