I did some more work on the Lance this morning. Working between heatstrokes, I was able to change the glass in the Lance's door from an opaque glass to a dark tinted glass that will allow me to see out, but folks can't see in.
I bought this glass and the kit to install it back around 2014, right after I bought the Arctic Fox, but due to a total lack of ambition, a mind-boggling case of laziness, a terminal bout of procrastination, and a one track mind highballing down the wrong track, "I managed to never get around to it."
But after spending a week living in the Lance, several deficiencies raised their ugly heads, one of which was my inability to see who was knocking on my door. Several solutions were pondered and dismissed as being too expensive or too difficult, such as hiring a butler to answer my door seemed like it would easily solve my problem, but finding good domestic help nowadays is both expensive and difficult.
I started thinking about the tinted glass I bought years ago to go on the Arctic Fox, which was still lying around, but what are the odds the glass I bought for the Arctic Fox would actually fit the Lance? Well, the odds were terrible, but much to my amazement, it somehow managed to fit.
It couldn't have been a simpler modification, taking no more than half an hour at most. And with my skills, dedication to the job, and mechanical abilities, I knocked it out in a little over six hours, much to the amazement of the crowd that gathered in the street watching me work.
My project for the day. My new-old glass is in the door, and the old opaque window is on the steps at the bottom.
The business folks of Walsenburg Colorado apparently don't have very much imagination because every building you see here is an antique store.
I love old classic cars, and this Lincoln Continental positively screams "I'm a man of means, get out of my way, because my big honking car takes no prisoners."