well, finally the RS has come home from the panel shop. the car looks unbelievable in absinth yellow and the finish is first class. well worth the wait. but now the fun begins...
i have started to put bits back on it, but some days i just have to wonder if it will ever get going. anyone who has built a car can probably vouch for me here.
today i wanted to remove the struts from teh donor vehice so i can clean them up a bit. on an escort, it is really simple. three bolts and bingo. however, the struts were put on with cap screws. a mate thought he had the right socket for the job, but couldnt find it. so off to bunnings, then auto one, then piss week autos. no joy anywhere. so off to coventrys tomorrow.
last night i spent about an hour putting the indicators on. once again, not rocket science. slip units into place and a couple of bolts and job done. but when the units will not line up because the bar behind the nose cone is out of whack, it can get really frustrating.
add to that the fact that yesterday i had to remove all the clips for the weather strip on the door because the glass wouldnt go in with them in place, and you can see where i am coming from.
however, i am really enjoying putting the car back together. i have made some real progress and learning heaps. i am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination, but am starting to work out how things go and see how simple lots of things really are. the biggest problem i face is that the paint looks so good, i cant put crappy screws and bolts on. so everything needs to get painted or replaced. i even painted the screws on the UNDERSIDE of the mirrors the other day.
anyway, if i ever get my hands on a digital camera (which is a saga in itself) then i will post some pics.