Well, I've tried my hardest to pretend it isn't here... however it is damn cold outside and dark at 4.30... I'm admitting defeat, it is winter. However on the plus side winter means projects!! So what are you stripping down, finishing off, building up, starting, hoping to find time to do...
I've got three things sort of project-ish on going at the moment. Datsun is in namless 's quality hands, so I've got nothing planned on that right now, but it will definitely need me to do some stuff once it is back in my hands to move the project forward some more (and ultimately to paint at some point, once I've saved up some pennies!). I've still got a bugeye Subaru Wagon with three flat tyres, a flat battery and a slightly noisey (but not broken) diff. Tempted to chuck an MOT on that and give it some overlander treatment over winter, Forester struts, wider steels, knobbly tyres, roof rack etc. etc. The 996 has some issue still, namely it refuses to start if I stall it once it is warm, and a couple of interior bits (non-cancelling indicators on one side, console box (if that is the term) lid won't stay shut)). So that'll need some time spent on it too.
The main project is re-building the garage, I did kind of start on it, but summer ran away with me, so I need to make a concerted effort to spend some time and money on it. Maybe once the 996 is back up and running okay. Then I can christen the re-done garage with the Subaru build maybe...
I REALLY need to get back into Midas rebuilding. I have done virtually nothing over the past two months, it's cold and my garage heater has packed up. Apparently it's an easy fix (Small part needs changing) but I don't know how to fix it...
Absolutely nothing carwise, too cold and wet to be a roadside hero, and being a delivery driver this time of year is sapping all my good enthusiasm away with each passing day of overtime
This I can relate too 20 years in the industry as a depot supervisor then an owner driver I cringe every time I see a parcel van this time of year Glad I got out of it ten years ago Very very hard work , I have respect to people that still do the job
Meh I might get round to getting the 406 MOT'd before it's tax runs out, might even get the mrs's Ka welded up to see another mot through. Nothing Ax related, nothing exciting, sadly my dermatitis ridden hands won't last more than 5 seconds these days annoyingly
Like some others here with a garage too small to get my truck in, winter tends to be a time for fast,quick improvements which can be completed whilst it's still light! A new steering wheel and window channels are such jobs lined up as well as making lists for ordering loads of suspension and steering bits ready to fit in the spring. This done of course, while eating plenty mince pies and tea!
Post by thousandwords on Nov 29, 2019 20:49:49 GMT
Currently fixing some bodywork on my El Camino. It doesnt really need much more than that but if work contracts flow next year I'll be throwing myself into a conversion to a Tremec 5 speed. I appreciate the select-and-forget ladyness of an automatic, but I've always driven manual and I miss having a clutch.
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Get the MX5 ready for spring. It's away having welding done at the moment, then I want to prep it for paint and get it punted off to the paint shop. Interior needs a refurb so I'll take that out before it goes for paint.
Needs some mechanical stuff as well, am considering doing that before it goes for paint so I don't mess up the paintjob with oil, grease, or a gouge from a wayward spanner.