Tonight was a real blast. We went to a cruise night that was at the Valley Fair mall. The weather was a little warm but otherwise perfect. In fact Utah set a record for the hottest July on record! I have come to realize that I like the cars and trucks that are unusual. I kind of get sick of seeing the popular cars that are at all the shows. That is why I have the pictures of the cars that I do in this post. We saw this 1952 Dodge at the show and it is exactly the way I want to have the international look when I am done. I think it's perfect. This was actually Isaac's favorite car of the show. I am going to sand the international down a little so it shows the different colors it has had through the years like this truck has. I really like it. It makes me more motivated to get the truck up and running. It had a cool old motorcycle in the back of it also. Dixie said I should put our old Yamaha in the back of the international when we get it done. She also said that we should find the owner of this truck and tell him that I was his brother from a different mother because we had the same tastes. Ha ha. I sure liked this truck. She may be right.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Me and Isaac are still disagreeing on the name for the new bug. I am going to start calling it Lulu and see if it sticks. Anyways, Isaac has been really excited to get going on it so we decided to get tuggers engine up on a stand so we can clean it up and get it ready to install in Lulu. I decided that it's a lot easier to use the engine hoist to install the engine in the stand then it is to round up some neighbors and lift it up on the stand. The engine is really light so we just used some straps and hoisted it up.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
We had the Saturn Vue back in the shop today. The neighbor hit me up to change the spark plugs in it a few weeks ago and we finally got a little time. Here it is just after I pulled it in. It has 137,000 miles on it and the plugs have never been changed. Changing the plugs in a vue is one of the easier vehicles to do. Everything is pretty accessible and on the 4 cylinder all the plugs are right on top of the engine. That's nice because your not right against the firewall with no access.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It's been a total rust fest in the shop the past few days. I have felt like Sanford and Sons. Isaac has been out with me watching the deconstruction of Tugger our Baja bug. We have swept up piles and piles of rust from the floor and tonight we cut up the body and loaded it into the truck. We then swept again. Here we are just after we got the body off.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
We started out the morning doing some necessary cleaning and rearranging of the driveway. I looked at it last night and it looked pretty bad so I decided to stash some cars down the side of the house and to pull the trailer out of it's winter slumber so we can get it ready to go for the 1 and only camping trip we have planned for the year. The driveway looked like a used car lot for awhile. Isaac helped me steer and push all the cars around and then helped me hook up and pull out the trailer. He did an awesome job.
Another view of the Tugger explosion. The body is free and ready to come off. I am trying to figure out a way to remove it and get it put into the back of my truck so I can take it to the scrapper. I think I will have to bribe some neighbors to come over and help me lift it by hand to get it in the truck. I don't think my engine hoist will lift high enough to do it that way. Me and Isaac sat for awhile discussing ways to do it.