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Got Some Things, Did a Thing. Got Some Things, Did a Thing.

I was like a kid at Christmas when I arrived home to find all my suspension parts arrived last night:

How it drives update How it drives update

After installing my new wheels

Did Some Stuff This Weekend Did Some Stuff This Weekend

Namely, I got tires on my wheels and got them on the car:

Thanks to All (Update) Thanks to All (Update)

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.

Guess it's time..... Guess it's time.....

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.

Sexy Sexy

After curing for a few days she’s glossed out more:

For Sale For Sale

Our 2004 F250 is for sale.

Mission Accomplished Mission Accomplished

Rolled her into the garage Saturday morning and set to work. Got her sealed and the first coat of color laid on:

NAKED! (don't worry it's sfw, unless you're into that sort of thing) NAKED! (don't worry it's sfw, unless you're into that sort of thing)

Sorry for the crappy pics, was getting dark.

New color coming soon (update) New color coming soon (update)

Got the body all prepped for paint:

New wheels done (again) New wheels done (again)

Wasn’t happy with how they looked the 1st time, so I had them blasted and did them again. This is before clearcoat:

When You Realize When You Realize

That your car will break the tires loose shifting into 2nd gear:

When your old build goes up for sale When your old build goes up for sale

But you already have too many projects. Either way, this car was a riot:

A week with the Project A week with the Project

Every one has read about the struggles of building my little Acclaim, I decided to write instead about what it’s like to drive.

Body Work Continues Body Work Continues

I keep going like this, it’ll be ready for paint by this weekend:

Body Work Begins Body Work Begins

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:

Weekend Progress (It Lives Edition) Weekend Progress (It Lives Edition)

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!

Did some stuff this weekend Did some stuff this weekend

Started out my Friday afternoon by losing a drivetrain:

More fun than it has a right to be More fun than it has a right to be

Ripped around on this yesterday:

That's One Project Done That's One Project Done

Set out to get the truck sprayed this weekend. Went to a friend’s place Friday night and went to work:

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