It was about this time we had a changing of the guard. Mike, my long time friend, was going to do this project but that was
before we gutted it and decided to have custom cabinets built. That was also before the floor and before we decided to replace the axle.
Mike didn't have the equipment for the custom cabinets. We needed to enlist his friend and his friend's garage for the floor and axle. So somewhere in the floor/axle project, they sat me down and told me Ren would take over the project.
This is how I met Ren - not his real name but we'll get to that in a minute. Ren can do pretty much anything build/design/paint-wise. Metal? Mechanical? Wood? All stuff he's done along the way.
Ren did the Airstream, made custom furniture for me, painted a Rixe, painted the
LI175, is welding the frame for the Unholy Mating project, consulted (held my hand) all the way through the
Elevated House project, he did the building plan drawings, kitchen cabinets, beam/floor straightening, deck and all the finish work on the house, he and I have a top secret but way cool new project in the works - not to mention he's a damn good friend.
Basically, if I come up with a crazy notion, Ren makes it possible.
Ren - not his real name. Ren prefers to remain anonymous and let his work speak for him. A bit annoying but I'll play along. I call him Ren on theseeker.com to respect his wishes. Ren is short for Modern Day Renaissance Man. If you skimmed the paragraph above, read it and you'll see why I say that.
I thought about shortening it to Ren Man but the obvious jokes came to mind. Mo Ren wasn't much better.