A test run. Enjoy the engine sounds.
I’ve decided. I’m going to try and get the Queen ready for Radwood, and that means getting the roof holes welded shut, replacing the mismatched fender and header panel, and having the whole car repainted/refreshed.
Decided to stay inside all day Sunday, so I didn’t get a picture of the Queen then. Now that I’ve gotten the last bits of work done, she’s on newer rims.
Daylight photos of the finished job will be forthcoming tomorrow. Damage Report is below.
Tomorrow morning is the day I load up the car with everything I’ve got — new fog lamps, new headlight and corner marker housings, some pop tarts, a toolbox, and other stuff. I’m going to drive sixty miles to a friend’s where the donor Crown Vic is, and we’re going to start getting the Queen’s body panels replaced.…
If they want to convince me, they’ll have to kick Satan’s door down, arrest him, and drag his ass to jail. Link to the article after the jump.
And based the design philosophy around body-on-frame vehicles, with a wide range of performance metrics (Ecoboost, and NA V8) in mind, ease of maintenance and flexibility, would you buy it? Let’s also assume that a wagon variant is also available -- that increases marketability.
Reassembled the bumper frame, replaced the left front headlight housing, and installed new bulbs, Silvana’s brightest lights for night driving. The crash had broken the low-beam filaments. The boys at Chevrolet of Everett will have the car until Thursday or Friday, so I’m not rushing them.
Right is before. Left is after. Units are in millimeters.
So I came across an ad on Craigslist that sent me to a dealership website. There are so many things wrong with the car that it is ridiculous that they are asking for a price at $4,000.
Saw this mustang at Fred Meyer after replacing the tie rods on the Queen.
Big uptick in King and Snohomish counties, as well as nationally. Is it just me or did anyone else notice...?
There’s a minor complication, though. The front crossbar of the frame has signs of prior damage where the bumper assembly mounts to it, likely from when it did a pit maneuver on some poor sap.
When I got her, her engine had already been replaced by the previous owner. Then her ECM acted up. Grabbed that off the donor car the engine came from. Then her rear axle exploded. I replaced it. Today, it has only about 5,000 miles on it. Then along comes dip-ass in an SUV with a trailer that’s wide. Crunch goes the…
Insurance wants to total out the car. Fun. Sent them receipts for my rear axle work, so gonna see how that affects value. If it goes down, I’m dropping them as an insurer.
Going to bed early tonight to kind of decompress. Going back to work tomorrow night. Here’s a picture of the destroyed tie rod on my car as it sits in the repair shop’s lot. Can you spot any other signs of potential damage or wear and tear that I have surely noticed, as well?
name all the cars I see from the Starbucks window while I wait to hear from my insurance agent.
Left tie rod exploded in an accident when I got blindsided by the wheel fender of a trailer. Front right corner of the trailer railed the Queen’s front left wheel, snapping the tie rod, followed by the wheel fender ploughing into the front left corner.
Update: screw it, went on US 2 anyway. Wasn't as bad as I expected, likely due to it being on a higher elevation than the road I usually take.
This dipshit. It isn’t even an extended bed+extended cab combo either. Left four feet in front of him in the parking spot.