Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Big S is almost ready to hit the road..

ok, it doesn't look like it here, but you have to follow the process!  After renting a car for most of the season, it finally became for cost effective to buy on.  The good news is that we got a great deal!  The bad news - it needed a little elbow grease!  Hubby took the whole darn thing apart to get it cleaned up properly (and as a learning experience).  Big S and I peeled off all the old Sponsor stickers and some flames and stuff - they aren't giving us any money to run their logos around the track!  And anyway, this is her car, it needs to reflect her personality - and it will - she has big plans!  Anyway, this is how it looked once hubby was tone disassembling the thing!  Like I said before, it's 2/3 roll cage!
the old seat belts - they are only "legal" for a few years, so we got new ones for her.
Shocks, pipes and a bunch of rod things - he took them off and I labeled them for future reference - a tedious job but very necessary for reassembly I imagine!
the old tires - maybe used for practices in the future but the rims are good!  See all that gunky rubber - apparently that's a good thing cuz it shows that you got your tires nice and hot - of course you would need to scrap it all off before you ran on them again (or so they tell me, I'm just learning!)
so, that's it roll cage and gas tank - now the real works begins!  Luckily the piece now headed to a friend's garage where he and hubby will rebuild this baby together and if all goes according to plan, she will be practising in it later this week and racing on the 12th!  We may have the next Danica in our midst!!

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