Post by Swellwillys on Mar 8, 2012 12:53:21 GMT 10
Julie and I had wanted a rendering completed for some years now. I stumbled on Aden in an old SM mag and contacted him via Facebook. Before xmas. He got back to me last month, and so a friendship has begun.
Your words are interesting, as I was absolutely gob smacked as to the accuracy that unfolded from some crappy photos and 1/2 dozen phone call conversations of our Tow Car.
He has nailed the concept to a "T"
And to top it off we have a new friend.
Thanks for the words, and I think you'll beat me, But SWELL WILL happen.
Hay Gavin. I knew the first time I saw this car and we talked about what you had in mind I knew this was going to be something special. The way it is going it will look pretty close to Aden's rendering. His art is awesome and so is your imagination. It will be a stunner for sure and well worth the wait. Cheers . John
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Post by Swellwillys on Mar 18, 2015 12:19:54 GMT 10
Cheers guys. Crusindoug yes that is Kell. She dropped in to see the car before we bought it home from Kingaroy. She is also involved in the build,as she is doing some rather unique art work on it, but more to that later.
Dear Cactus, i made the decision early on not to keep a tab on $ . I Think it was the right decision if you know what I mean.
Currently the body is being prepaired for paint. Upholstery mid April. Booked her in for Coolys, but thats gonna be cutting it fine, as she still needs fire from the engine,glass, etc etc etc etc.Download Attachment
The only reason you would keep track of costs on a project is to kick yourself in the bum when you remember how much you spent Its only a number anyway, & only the smart arses comment with their superior knowledge of how much money you wasted, when they never would have had the incentive &/or motivation to do what you have done.
Keep going while you enjoy it. The end result will give you great satisfaction, no matter what it cost. I think you probably work like I do, & thats only spending what you are prepared to at the time. Or else you wait till you feel OK spending more loot on the project.
No point leaving lots of money unspent when you die. May as well enjoy every bit you have I reckon.
"Swell" was engineered and registered on Easter Tuesday 2016. Unfortunately too late for the VV Nationals. Entered it into the Queensland Hot Rod Show in May. Been fortunate to have been featured in Street Machine , and we have been using it regularly since the photo shoot. In particular towing our Sunny to our annual holiday in Byron. It's been a long haul, but so happy that we can now enjoy it.
What can I say? What can I say? Perhaps .......... About bl***y time you finished that rig. Well done Gav, you're a lesson in perseverance and have been rewarded with accolades from your peers, which is the best you can ask for. Hopefully we'll get to see each other again somewhere down the track. Been a long time since that Great South East TV shoot at Beachmere! Ray