I was like a kid at Christmas when I arrived home to find all my suspension parts arrived last night:
After installing my new wheels
Namely, I got tires on my wheels and got them on the car:
I just wanted to thank you all for your support and help when I was getting into frustration on the car. Knowing I had people pushing me to get it done helped a lot, so to all of you, THANK YOU.
Drove the van to work today, only to be greeted by the overwhelming smell of antifreeze when I got out. Searched around and found my head gaskets are leaking, thankfully out instead of in, but leaking nonetheless.
After curing for a few days she’s glossed out more:
Our 2004 F250 is for sale.
Rolled her into the garage Saturday morning and set to work. Got her sealed and the first coat of color laid on:
Sorry for the crappy pics, was getting dark.
Got the body all prepped for paint:
Wasn’t happy with how they looked the 1st time, so I had them blasted and did them again. This is before clearcoat:
That your car will break the tires loose shifting into 2nd gear:
But you already have too many projects. Either way, this car was a riot:
Every one has read about the struggles of building my little Acclaim, I decided to write instead about what it’s like to drive.
I keep going like this, it’ll be ready for paint by this weekend:
With the car mostly sorted, I decided it’s time to get her looking good again. So I set off to sanding and spot priming:
Went to the JY Saturday morning, pulled the new wiring to match my computers and transmission, then went home and swapped it all around. By 2 pm Saturday, she was back up and running, and........................SHIFTING!
Started out my Friday afternoon by losing a drivetrain:
Ripped around on this yesterday:
Set out to get the truck sprayed this weekend. Went to a friend’s place Friday night and went to work: