Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chris Carter: Filler Thriller





See the post from September 25, 2009. If you do, the backyard photo makes sense. The place where the red truck is now was once hallowed J Van territory.
Unrelated are photos of Chris. Chris has remained anonymous for the past year, but he’s done most of the heavy lifting on the van in that time. Chris is really fun to watch work because everything he does is done really methodically; there’s no intervals where he sighs and says, “now what?” He just quietly makes progress.

If Chris worked on people instead of cars he’d be a heart surgeon. He likes “working” holidays in Australia or New Zealand, beer, talking about cars and – of course – the ladies.
This morning I dropped a cheque off at Aaron's shop before going to work. Chris was applying some filler -- the very first. It was like he was decorating a stinky cake. It was watery and applied like sugary flood icing.

5 comments:

Bugly said...

Hey Charlie - "Lady Victoria" is really starting to come alive now! As you know I've followed your progress since Day 1, and I'm absolutely gob-smacked by the progress made. Congrats to Aaron and the Dude, and to Charlie for the effort they have all collectively put into this restoration. And a message to Chris ... keep up the great work Chris, and take LOTS of photos, 'cos I'm learning heaps of tips and tricks off you! If ever you're in Australia, I've got another J-Van project for you to work on!

Bugly said...

Sorry Charlie, meant "Congrats to Aaron and the Dude, and to Chris for the effort they have all collectively put into this restoration". And of course to you for signing the cheques!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lou. Is Bugly a girl or boy van? Regrettably the only hands on I do these days in the cheque writing. Charlie

Bugly said...

A girl or a boy van ... Hmmm!! Well, we DO refer to Bugly as "she" or "her", but then she DOES have a very flat front!!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie....little by little it's coming together. Great to see the progress. I'm looking forward to a ride in Victoria J Van.

CG