An epic tale of woe Part #2

The tale continues. You can read Part #1 here
Having got the car down to Tasmania using David Allen's tried and true organizational method I made a list of the problems and projects I set about beginning to fix them one at a time.

I visited wreckers and managed to locate a stack load of the interior parts I needed.

Jonny and I then pulled out all the old ones and installed the "new ones". We got the central locking working and boot and bonnet opening smoothly.


We removed the old stereo that didn't work along with a car alarm that also didn't work.



Here Jonny models some sunnies that came free with the car... bonus!

Old interior parts perished by sun and age

Out they all go and in go the 'new' secondhand ones.

Next I had to locate the water leaks. I tore the whole interior out of the car. I literally took out everything including the seats carpet (which was beginning to rot form all the water leaks). I then located all the water leaks and sent the car went to the bodyworks. There they removed the front windscreen and the rust cut out of the roof and pillars at the back of the car. This all cost a bit but I figured I didn't really have a choice.

Here you can see the rust where the window joins the bodywork

and again

Meanwhile I cleaned every single piece of the interior making till it looked like brand new. (sorry no pictures of that)

The side strip was all messed up

That's what it looks like cleaned

Once I got the car back from the body works it looked wonderful. I set about getting the carpet cleaned and dry and began the task of putting the whole car back together.

I ordered another second hand rear wing from Sydney only to discover that it wasn't a whole lot better than the one I already had so this task remained incomplete. I also changed over the registration (beautiful new Tasmanian number plate) and got the car insured.

Things were starting to look good and the car was starting to come together... finally.

 

6 comments:

Jonny said... 9/18/2008 12:13 am  

Indeed it is an epic tale. Readers are stunned. Zero comments.

:)

mike said... 9/18/2008 11:30 am  

Indeed. I knew that would happen. I think people care less even for David Allen though.

Alan said... 9/18/2008 12:50 pm  

Who's David Allen?

Brian said... 9/18/2008 1:20 pm  

I'm David Allen, and so is my wife.

The Pook said... 9/18/2008 4:05 pm  

You have my complete sympathy. Been there done that many times!

Anthony Rochester said... 9/18/2008 5:07 pm  

I just wonder what the punchline ot this epic tale will be~

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