Well I suppose it was no secret that we were always
going to take the plunge and part with what seemed to be a reasonably
fair amount of cash. Here she is arriving in Hobart in a shipping
Thatís a pretty happy fella smiling away in there
amongst the dirt and spiders. We have hired a tilt tray truck to get her
back home. One of the rear brakes is jammed on so we are just dragging
her up. The driverís side proved to have had some heavy damage at some
point as you can see by the bad repairs along the sill.
Ready to head home! Dented and multi colored and not
quite dressed properly but she still looks like a classy girl
The truck driver loved it and was amazed at the sheer
size of the car. I see him still from time to time and he always asks
after her. These cars are not a common sight on the streets of Hobart!
Finally getting her home. She is nearly too wide for
the driveway! You can notice some damage on the driverís side of the
hood as well, that proved later to be a pain in the butt as it seems to
have twisted and distorted the whole panel nearly beyond repair.
Thatís my boy! The car has actually been sitting
where it rolled off the truck now for a week or so. We have a situation
where we have a massive car and restoration project to commence but
nowhere to do the work! Itís typical of me to rush in and do things in
reverse. We need a shed! watch me build it on page 3 of my
1959 Cadillac restoration.
If you have missed any part of Paul's
Cadillac Restoration I suggest going back to Page 1.