Thursday, April 30, 2009

B&B in GA

This is the B&B that we stayed at on the way to Road Atlanta. It's near Clemson College and not too far from the house, so we have plenty of time to get to the race track in the morning and stop and look at sites on the way.

We had a full country breakfast with french toast, bacon, coffee, oj milk. It was a great breakfast that filled us up till lunch time and the host stopped to talk to us. He is a real country gentleman, it was a great visit.

the Blacksmith shop that you can rent and stay in. I could not see in it, but the pictures online they looked really cute, but I wanted the whole b&b experience.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Carpeting interior of Cobra

Take a look guys, the last time you will see her naked. So since I carpeted the trunk I figured I needed to carpet the interior as well so It wouldn't look funny. First I took the seats out, then the seat belts and the shift cover.

I insulated the whole interior to help with road noise and heat in the cockpit. I spray painted all the seams black so if the seams are not perfect the shiny insulation will not show through.

I laid the carpet out, so I could figure the best way to lay the carpet. Really the carpet in places does not look like it will all go where it should, but in the end with some minor cutting (probably because we already have the body on the car) it all fits nicely.

Here is the passengers side carpet in

The carpet behind the seats

The carpet over the tunnel

the drivers side, using my handy weights again.

see my toes, this was all done by me, while my hubby was at work, no noone can tease us because we didn't carpet the interior.

My seat back in, I really didn't get any good shots of the carpet done, but I will be sure to get them.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Carpeting Trunk in Cobra

Since the guys put in the new trunk we decided it needed to be carpeted. I think it would also cover up any imperfections in there cuts, not that there are any of course. So I took some measurements and cut the carpet we bought from our local building supply store and carefully pieced it all together.

The guys had spray painted the edges in case some of the carpet did not have tight seams you would not notice the bright aluminum underneath.

The way I layed the carpet I thought would be best so none of the seams were on the hard edges, they are all in the box, so they won't come apart by putting things in the trunk.

Now, I can do this because this is my project, but I would recommend guys use there own books or ask pretty please. they made good weights.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Installing drop down trunk in Cobra

Chad and Richard took turns cutting out the floor, they had to get creative in the tight areas since this was done after the body was on the car. To get the cutting started they had to drill a hole to get the blade into the metal.

The hole is cut and ready for the drop box to go in.

The box is riveted in place

The edges are trimmed and the rivets cleaned up. the trunk is finished.

This will give us alot more room when we travel and take road trips.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

visiting Dahlonega GA

After our bread class we had a free day, on the way home we stopped at this town.
Here are pictures of the quaint downtown of Dahlonega GA. there were great shops with handcrafted items, a couple of antique malls and many great places to eat. we talked to alot of locals and everyone was very friendly, my kind of small town.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trip to Georgia

My sister-in-law and I went on a trip to GA for a bread making class. On the way down we drove by this darling store and had to turn around and check it out. Tons of great primitive items and a wonderful owner who was very nice to talk with.

We decided to stay at the Amicalola Falls State Park. We rented one of there cute cabins. It had everything, full kitchen, two bedrooms, this great fire ring with plenty of seating and all along this beautiful creek.

The class was great and we got all the tips we needed to make some wonderful bread. I will post some pictures when I get a chance to actually make some.

We had to check in at the lodge at the top of the falls, so we walked to the falls top lookout and took this shot, it's a beautiful place, the sound of rushing water is so soothing. It was kinda a chilly day on top of the falls, you could even feel the spray as the water rushed downward.

Here is a pic of the lodge from the bottom of the falls where our cabin was. we walked along this beautiful creek to get the the overlook at the bottom of the falls. We ran into a man on the trails and he told us there are five cars in the park from the moonshine days, here is one below the steps we had to climb.

Here's a picture from the bottom overlook up to the top of the falls, it really is about halfway up but is called the bottom overlook.