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  03/08/06 Update
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The car is back under construction and backed into the garage as the finishing touches are take care of. I've been spending as much time as possible in the garage the past couple weeks, which usually amounts to a couple hours now and then in the evening, Saturdays if there are no kid functions or planned events to attend, and Sunday afternoons.

030806-02.jpg (15567 bytes)I've hung my Christmas present up and installed about 50 billion lumens of additional lighting throughout the garage.

The older I get the more light I like (need) when I work. Speaking of vision... I recently had to go to bifocals. I tried progressive lenses and took them back after a couple weeks. The peripheral vision was terrible. They gave me no-line bifocals instead and I like them a lot better, but wish I didn't need them at all. Carrying my daughter's TV down four flights of stairs at the college last week really sucked with bifocals. It's hell growing old.

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Every workbench in the garage is now covered with rubber matting. It looks awesome and makes such a nice work surface.

030806-04.jpg (14519 bytes)There really should be a law making it illegal to throw this stuff out. It should be mandatory that you give it away instead to guys like us! Yeah, that's right.

I cringe when I think of how much of this packing material is probably tossed out every day.

As for the car, I'll leave you with a taste of what I'm presently up to. I'm kind of amazed at how much room there will be in the trunk. There will also be two hidden cubbies to stash stuff in like cleaning supplies, Cherry Coke, cookies and Captain Crunch.

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The anti-sway bar is covered by a fiberglass piece and there's a false floor that's molded around the sub woofer. The side panels will have rounded inside corners for a smooth sculpted look.

The subwoofer enclosure was built by Dashboard by Karl's here in Sioux Falls and I'll be covering it's construction someday. Before I do, I need to cover painting the flames and installing the windshield.

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It's been a trick working around the size and shape of everything inhabiting space in the trunk but I can visualize it when it's finished. That's my $1.79 Ebay special, metal speaker grille. Can't beat that!


Until next time, Keep the shiny side up!


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