After the morning press meeting we re-assembled at 6 in the evening to have the official opening - or as they say in the art world - a vernissage.
We had a great turnout of friends, family and art lovers in a fantastic mix. Alot of our guests came to the Röhsska art museum for the first time and hopefully some will come back again. And maybe some of the Röhsska crowd might want to make it to a Hot Rod and Custom show in the future. Then we would have achieved one goal with the Juxtapod.
The Juxtapod looks stunning, even though we have a few things to do before actual start up. But it's an enormous effort that has been put in to get it to the museum in time, so we're proud and happy that it looks so darn good - and it sure makes people smile! And that's another goal achieved.
Regarding the pictures - I forgot to take s single picture last night and have to make do with what Axel, my son, took after he shanghaied my iPhone. I'll try to get hold of some more and better so I can show some more of this great evening.
... for the last time in a long while. Blaster has done his grade A magic and the body is of to the LeBeef assembly hall. We've gotbody, bed, the kylarmask, the tranny, engine, rims n'n rubbers and like a billion chromed stuff. And some crystal for that matter. The Olds rear axle is making it's way up from the deep dark forests of Little-land. We've got a fuelpump en route from Falun and a progressive linkage somewhere in the mid-US... And we aint got hardly any time...
But still there is so much looking so good!
So please stay tuned and spread around for even more cosmic support!
...refrain myself from sharing this. Said I wouldn't some posts ago, but since then I kinda changed my mind. Blaster is the man! Still short of a few trix, but it is looking too good for words already! Word!
...at least sort of. We want to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to our friends at Töreboda Polerfabrik who've worked their butts off to get everything ready in time. And Martin and the guys at Göteborgs Förnicklingsindustri (the Chrome shop). They've done an amazing job of getting all the parts chromed and ready. Thanks all!
... in the assembly room. Meanwhile the time is runnin' out. Left an exhorbitant amount of stuff at the chroming shop this morning. And we're keeping our fingers crossed that they'll be ready in time. As well as a bunch of other stuff. But that's where we are.
It looks totally great! Our friend Conny Löf at Blästerteknik in Ödeborg has done a fantastic job on finishing and painting the frame. And in the background, of which a of course forgot to take a pic. of (as well as other things I forgot too yersterday...) is a bunch of goodies chromed up and ready for assembly. Still an awful long way to go and everybody is working their butt's of to make deadline.
Somewhere around 250 parts polished and to chroming... Parts in Grästorp for painting by Blaster, in Töreboda for polishing, in Göteborg for chroming, frame in Ödeborg, tranny in Stenungsund, Crystal in Orrefors, glasblowing in Åfors, upholstery in Vargön... jeepers...