DMC = Disassembled Motor Car
Quote of the Week:
"Hmmm... How can you get a hummer in this car?" - My friend, Amanda
"Excuse me?" - Me
"I mean, if you're driving a DeLorean, you've got to expect that. But how can anyone bend that way?" - Amanda
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July 30 - August 5, 2000
| So, what have I done since the Cleveland show? Nothing.
I spent the last six weeks hopping around the world on business, and driving around to other car shows in my '58. Summer comes but for a few months a year, and I enjoyed putting a 1000 miles on the old Plymouth in just a few weeks.
But every time I open my garage door, I see a D staring back at me... with an impatient expression on her fascia that seems to say, "Well???"
So it's time to get back on the horse. I finally started back in on the car. Except for the air conditioning, the car is 100% functional, if not perfectly tuned. I could really use a Bosch fuel pressure tester...
I took the opportunity to organize things around the shop a bit, and noticed something important. My pile of parts left to install is now really small. Aside from the body panels and interior components, there isn't much left to put on at all.
I'm only a weekend and a lifetime away from being finished. I can't really believe there's so little left to do. Here's a brief list:
1) Get body work done on T-panel, doors, and RH quarter.
2) Rebrush all stainless.
3) Install all stainless.
4) Purchase and install new fasicas.
5) Install new windshield.
6) Purchase and install rear window.
7) Get interior carpets professionally cleaned. Get 'hopeless' pieces replaced.
8) Purchase and install new seat covers.
9) Finish air conditioning.
10) Install interior, including purchasing new binnacle.
11) Get wheels powder coated.
12) Get oxygen sensor bung welded onto exhaust pipe.
13) Restore windshield moldings.
14) Repair and repaint engine cover and louvers
15) Paint trunk compartment.
17) Pennsylvania state inspection.
I'm going to try the "dry ice" trick on the dents first. I'll keep y'all posted on the results.
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