"Der liebe Gott steckt im detail"





For those who do not speak or understand  German (me included) it translates to "God is in the details". Who knew. It happens to be an  old German proverb that dates back a few hundred years although sometimes misattributed to a gent named Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe a German/American modern day architect who appears took the liberty to replace one word, no doubt to  express his level of frustration in dealing what ever he was working on at the time. Quite possibly his own BMW 


Wikipedia defines the phrase as the following:


"The devil is in the detail" is an idiom that refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details, meaning that something might seem simple at a first look but will take more time and effort to complete than expected and derives from the earlier phrase, "God is in the detail" expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.


Regardless of the interpretation it is fitting and somewhat ironic that this catchphrase finds itself rooted in German lore. Something no doubt many a German engineer takes great pleasure in.......but I digress. 


If you have not guessed by now, I have experienced all the above in spades these last few month, six and counting to be precise, sorry I once again digress. Although I have been reminded by a couple of pro's that this is normal for a build such as mine, the waiting  at times is agonizing. I am slowly resigning to the fact it may, scratch that..... it will take more time to get to where I want to be. Last February I thought I was close to the end, had everything covered, everything figured out,  had all the bases covered.....boy was I wrong.


Since that last entry I swear my cherished , much loved ride has decided to fight back at every turn with my  attempts to make her whole again. From scheduling issues, parts availability, vendor/service issues or newly installed parts failing unexpectedly. Oh ya and a small electrical fire too.... saw my life flash in front of me. Fortunately it was a very small matter, more smoke that anything else,   (a short while fitting the seats but did cause some concern.) but very unsettling at the time to say the least. It just seemed it has been one thing after another that has brought me to this level of frustration. I was so focused on have this road worthy this summer that it drove friggin' crazy with every setback and the great weather. I should interject I have been able to drive the car but just to and from getting some of the outstanding issue addressed. Sitting on a essentially a box with a back rest is not what I would call enjoyable. I am slowly learning to accept it will take as long as it takes......as one friend and fellow enthusiast told be recently, " it will all be worth it in the long run, be patient you will be glad you took your time. It's the devil in the details that will make your project worthwhile" 



Here are a few additions to the car as it progresses.....


They say that "necessity is the Mother of Invention" so after my electrical scare I decided to cover the amp under the rear seat and this panel for the alarm and locks that sits under the drivers seat for some added protection. Took me a few days to fabricate the covers but they will be able to provide some protection.












Got a few more of the shiny bits on the car........






Had some interior bits re-plated.....and a few new ones too!






........and a bit of a teaser with the first test fit





Thanks for your the time and allowing me to vent.












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Holy smokes! Those seats are gorgeous, great job! Looking forward to seeing your progress...



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