1000 posts. That's a lot of posting!
When this thread initially began, little did I know that it would entail the "rebuild of a lifetime"...something so challenging, and time-consuming, and laborious...that the very effort would dwarf anything I'd ever tried earlier.
Earlier today, I was sitting with Nikku Ustad, at Jamil Ustad's place, and we were overseeing some of the work which was being carried out on the Phantom. He remarked that this was THE most ambitious rebuild project he'd ever been witness to, and that he was amazed at how it'd come about to a state of near-completion so quickly, and so quietly. I laughed. Because only a vehicle owner would know just how long those days and weeks and months are, when a piece of automotive art is being created!
I can safely say though, that after THIS project, my "rebuild" ambitions have met their match. I don't think that anything I'm likely to do hereafter, can quite rival the creation of this vehicle, which by now, has come to be known as "The Phantom Of City Saddar Road" by most nearly everyone.
At this time, with 1000 posts under the belt of this thread, I must acknowledge those readers who've been my companions and comrades in this project - a project which still continues to thrive and evolve as time passes. I must appreciate the wisdom of so many well-wishers who've been invaluable sources of advice and guidance. I must give a nod to all of those friends who've simply provided good cheer and raised morale. And I must also give due recognition to even those, who've simply followed this thread and given silent good wishes to this very important, and very visually exciting part of this project. Thank you. All of you.
And now...let's try for the next thousand, a little quicker. Yes?