Millusion fixed, and Frankie gets around…

Posted: September 20, 2010 in backyard builder, Dogs, Hot Rod, Rat Rod

Faithful readers will recall the ’06 Mercury Milan I bought as a total, and repaired using Ford Fusion front sheet metal because it was 1/3 the price.  The paint store had mixed the wrong paint, resulting in the worlds worst two-tone paint scheme.  I could have simply picked a metallic red at random and been closer.  This weekend, I prepped the car and repainted the front end with the new paint they’d mixed, free of charge.  I’m happy to say, as you can see here, that it’s now a uniform brick red color. 

Untill today, the front end had been about 4 shades darker than the rest of the body, it was a totally different color.  So much so, that Kim wouldn’t ride in it with me, people made fun of it at my work, and I was embarrassed to admit I’d painted it.  Really, it was bad, although admittedly it wasn’t my fault.  The guy at the paint store had initially insisted it was my spraying technique, or the temp, but when I walked him out the door of his shop to look  at the car, he said, “Oh man, we must have mixed that wrong.”  Really. 

Also seen relaxing in the photos is Frankie, our dog, who’s recovering from her latest near death experience.  She’d been hit by a car a week ago, and is slowly getting back to her normal self.  She’s a little stiff and sore acting, and still reluctant to go up steps, but we have our dog back. 

I reconfigured Kim’s sewing table today to accommodate her new Pfaff quilting machine, and also got a little time on the Diamond T, fitting running board braces and mounted the fuse panel in the cab.  I’d like to have gotten some of the sheet metal in color, but, there’s still warm days ahead, and it all has to get done anyway.   I split and stacked a pickup load of wood today too, so it was a busy day.

Next weekend is the “Relix Riot” show at the Gilmore Museum, we’re looking forward to a weekend of camping and Hot Rods!

That’s all for now, more news as it happens here in Milo, at the edge of the cornfield.

  1. Becky says:

    I am tired just reading this. Glad Frankie is recovering.

  2. Becky says:

    Ok…that didn’t “sound” right after I pushed send. What I meant was, you were so productive and busy that it made me tired thinking about it…not that I was bored with reading about it! (Still glad to hear Frankie is better!)

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