Dave - I already have a 9". Sorry to break your heart.
Thanks Art. It has been a long road already!
Brian - I am not from the south, however, I don't think I made any friends with the neighbors at that point. I had the 67 in the front of my house, and that dang dryer. I had it posted on CL, had a buyer, so I brought it out front to load it in their vehicle. They backed out at the last minute so it sat there for a few days.
Good thing I don't have a Home Owners Association in my Neighborhood!
The body now resides out at my parents garage, the guard shack is what used to be our play house, which is now an aviary full of doves, and a few tough cockatiels.
I am still sorting out the boxes from Chassisworks and putting parts together in my spare time.
But, lets get into the reason why we wear safety equipment. I work as a Project Manager for a Construction firm here in Chico, part of my job is to enforce the safety aspect of the work. Because of that (and common sense) I am always wearing safety glasses when I use grinders, ear protection, etc. But, sometimes the safety rules in the shop go lax, and that's when things can get bad!
First off, I was cutting the drivers side rocker panel out of the car, and had to get to the back panel, where the back seat would be and the back door panel would be. I was unable to get the drill in there with a spot weld cutter, so I spread the panel apart from the body and was using a grinder to cut the spot welds. Well, I didn't have a good grip on the grinder, it bound up, and it flew out of my hands, towards the front of the car. It hit, scared the heck out of me, blew the disk off and I grabbed it to shut it down. Lesson 1, that is probably a good time to stop.
It happened again, and this time I was less fortunate. Now, I know that shop stuff happens, I can't claim that I didn't know better, and I am the first to admit stupid hurts.
If you are not a fan of a little gruesome pictures, skip through this part...
Yes, it did not feel good, but it is a rude awakening to what can happen if you aren't safe when working in the shop.
I have another story, but I figured I don't need everyone thinking I am terribly unsafe. That was 2 years ago. I have two nice little scars on my wrist, but that's it. Pretty lucky considering I know a guy who was working on his 32 coupe and almost cut his hand off with a 7" grinder. He went through multiple surgeries to get put back together.
So, the lesson here is be safe all.
I'll save the next one for another day.