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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
a kid my family, living in New England,
could only afford mechanically sound
but rusted vehicles. The usual area
requiring attention was the trunk
floor, especially the outside edges.
The usual practice was to get out
the pop-rivets and sheet metal and
patch the holes and then seal the
edges with plastic roofing cement.
The result was a car which would
pass inspection, but had a trunk
which was unusable for anything but
tools and spare tires. One Saturday,
I gazed at the trunk of my sisters
severely rusted '60 Chevy Biscayne
and tried to figure out the best
way patch the rear quarters while
hiding the rivets as much as possible.
Suddenly, I had a stroke of genius!
By drilling from the inside out,
I could hide the rivets behind the
chrome strip! All I had to do was
lean over the fender into the trunk
and drill away. The drill would pass
through the sheet metal of the fender
and come up against the back side
of the chrome strip and stop. Perfect!
fourth hole the drill bit shot right
through the fender and chrome strip
and buried itself in my leg! I yanked
the drill out, threw it across the
lawn, and fell backwards onto the
ground, holding onto my leg, and
yelling in pain. My father, who was
working on his car, parked next to
my sister's, walked around the front
of the car, stared at me for a few
seconds, and then calmly walked to
the front door of the house and rang
the doorbell. My mother came to the
door and said, "What?" My
father pointed at me, thrashing around
on the ground, and said, "Go
see what YOUR son did to himself." As
my mother ran over to me, she yelled
over her shoulder, "Why is it
when they do something stupid they're
always MY kids?"
Wayne in New Hampshire
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Their Old Car Was
My New Car
yourself a new car this spring for
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a wee two-cylinder Nano from India.
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After a long winter,
some of my cars are a little scruffy.
Bodies and wheels are covered with
grime. A madly pooping bird somehow
even attacked the cars stored in
the garage out back. A tailgate support
cable is broken. A heater core is
dripping. An oil pan gasket is leaking.
A speedometer cable is clicking.
A door lock solenoid is sticking.
A stroll through
the local auction yard snapped me
out of my winter funk. They treat
every tired Ford police car, dinged-up
Impala rental car and battered Chevy
utility van to an interior, body
and under the hood cleaning. The
workers there have definitely earned
the title of Detailers. “Wash
the car” does not come close
to describing what they do. The most
unloved vehicles around are transformed
into something that looks almost
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potential. On auction day someone
excitedly bids on and takes home
every one of those cars and trucks.
Some of the previous
owners of my cars were in the glass-is-half-empty
mode. “The mechanic told me
the main seals are leaking”.
More than seven years later and the
main seals are still not leaking. “Mom
wasted a lot of money on this car”.
My wife happily commutes to and from
work in that car every day.
Their old car was
my new car. I remember how fun it
was when I bought my cars. I did
some cleaning and waxing. Replaced
the spark plugs, radiator hoses,
belts, and took care of other past
due maintenance and the cars were
ready to enjoy. None of them were
perfect when I bought them and none
are perfect now.
Go to a car show
and talk to the owners of drop-dead
beautiful old cars. Even the owner
of an immaculate beauty with polished
parking brake cables might be fretting
that there is a paint chip on the
power steering pump.
My old Chrysler
300 was not perfect when I first
drove it nearly thirty years ago
and it is even less perfect now,
but its glass and my other cars'
glasses are more than half full!
I am doing my best detailing and
will be enjoying my cars again
this summer just as if they were
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible
I just completed
a complete engine rebuild of my wife's
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible
using many parts from RockAuto.com.
It is a daily driver that is in like
new condition with 323,000 miles.
The entire front suspension has been
rebuilt using Moog chassis components
from your online parts catalog.
Since I discovered
your site, I have been telling a
lot of my friends who have been thanking
me profusely because of your great
service and prices you provide.
Thanks for your
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I love this car!
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