- Jul 24, 2020
Well I bought this old thing because it looked cool and I figured it would only take a little TLC to spruce it up into something we could have some fun it. Then, after cleaning it out I found out the floors were soft and needed replacing. So I had to pull out the cabinets, then I found out the walls had some water damaged rotten studs so I pulled down the paneling. One thing led to another and I wound up doing a complete remodel.
Same thing for the mechanicals....the engine and trans worked, but the engine was old and running rough so I decided to rebuild it. Then when I had it out I figured I may as well get the trans done too. Then I realized that the wiring was a rat's nest I could never untangle so I rewired the whole thing. And after finding out the wheels were 2-piece 'widowmaker' wheels that nobody will even touch anymore, I wanted new modern one-piece wheels but no one makes them in this old crazy lug pattern, so I needed new hubs. And I figured if I'm doing new hubs I may as well get rid of the drums and put disc brakes on. And etc etc etc.
Phucking white whale...I shoulda named it Moby Dick instead of Betty.
I knew it, you're crazy!