very cool- seeing that car redone will make his day for sure, and the custom emblem paying homage to it will be a nice touch.A good story about the purchase of this car and what will end up being a good conversation piece after its completion will be the decklid spear emblem inlay I'm having made for the car.
After driving over the second time to meet with the 2nd owner to finally pick up this car, the gentleman was standing close to me as the car was being driven onto the hauler. I had glanced at him and noticed he was getting a little emotional. He wasn't crying or nothing like that but I could tell he was upset. I simply walked up beside him and told him I could just as easily remove it from the hauler if he wanted me too. He nodded no and mentioned he simply had a lot of good memories of the car and that he used to take it to the track and race sometimes on the weekends. Said his friends used to call the car "white lighting". That moment has always stuck with me and I wanted to do something special so when it was done, I intended to drive it back over so he could see it finished and see if he will catch the addition inlay I'm putting on the car.
It's nothing elaborate per say but the inlay will fit inside this 1965 Galaxie trunk spear and simply read "lightning". I have a friend in the sign business that is going to cut it out 3D style in the shape of the emblem. I attached one of the first CAD drawing ideas of this inlay to give you an idea of what I had in mind. Its changed quite a bit since this drawing looks, font and size wise but at least gives you an idea.
Looking forward to that ride back to Fredricksburg.
excellent work so far, gonna be a beauty. like your airhose setups along the wall behind the car too. I still havent finished inside our 'new' garage thats going on 10 yrs old now, always looking for ideas