Modifications and Repairs
note: goes from newest to oldest now
- Car gone. Sold to junk yard $20. -- 10/20/2004
Had to be done. I ended up with all the ornaments and Caprice logos,
took the dome light, rims, and spare tire. And now, the car is history.
I paid over $100 to keep that car sitting for a year. Oh well. Time
for another one!! The '86 arrived in June and left
me also on the same day 10/20/04. Read about it
- Signed title over to my dad -- 1/09/2004
Turned in the plates, cancelled the insurance. Signed the title over
to my father who is going to be donating the car to the American Lung
Association for a nice tax break.
Reason for this: car not worth fixing. Needs exhaust, shocks, water pump,
fuel lines and fuel tank.
The amount I would end up putting into this car is not worth it. Yes, the
outside/body of the car looks good, but the undercarriage and engine
compartment are bathing in rust. I can't even get it started cause it won't
Going to swap the tires from this to my '85, have them tow it away. Cost me
a little bit to learn how to buy cars sight-unseen.
We still have the car. If anyone wants to tow it away for a parts car, which
it is good for (interior is fine), $250. I am still keeping the new
- Radiator Hose & Thermostat -- 4/28/2003
Replace top radiator hose. It rotted out and burst (yay.)
Actually, now I find it's cause the waterpump kept crapping out
which would keep the thermostat from opening for some reason, and the
fluid would back up in the hose... that, and it rotted. I don't know!!
- Tune Up -- 4/15/2003
New spark plugs, wires, fluids flush
- New Tires -- 4/15/2003
First thing needed to pass inspection, alignment done too.
Stuff to do:
- Water Pump
- Exhaust System
- Power Antenna fix
- Windshield Wipers
- Sell the damn thing
Stuff that didn't work:
- just buying it and driving it ;)