Oh yeah...

by Doc Nickel

Oh, trust me, a better-designed heater would definitely be in the cards.

Thing is, back when I built this, aftermarket heaters for hotrods and custom cars like this, were limited and expensive. Nowadays, for maybe $150, I can get a nice standalone heater with electronic controls.

And that's one of the things that's so appealing about this project. While I learned a LOT working on it back in the day, I have since learned a great deal more. I've also added more tooling, discovered tooling I didn't even know existed back in the day (like sheetmetal nibblers) and of course the resources I have available now- like the internet at large- has expanded greatly as well.

I mentioned once before when I posted about this car a few years back, that there were a lot of little things I did that I wished i could have done better, but had to do that way simply because I couldn't afford the tools or materials to do it right, or simply didn't know how to do it "right".

Now, that's not to say I'll get this next version "perfect", and/or wind up with a finished car as clean and detailed as a show car. I don't have the time OR the cash for something like that. But i can damn sure do a better job than the cobbled mess it is now. happy.gif

Doc.

Posted on Dec 4, 2017, 10:23 AM

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  1. mess it is now. caldaq, Dec 4, 2017
    1. That's kind of the plan.... Doc Nickel, Dec 5, 2017
      1. Ageing. caldaq, Dec 5, 2017
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        1. Nothing special.... Doc Nickel, Dec 6, 2017
          1. Sic transit gloria mundi. Dave H, Dec 6, 2017
            1. Re: Sic transit gloria mundi. Typeminer, Dec 6, 2017
          2. MC-Rokkor 50/1.2. Shalom, Dec 6, 2017

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