Saturday is finally here! We made it.
Now off to a place called Pinetown to pick up some parts. How exciting! I love driving, especially when I can just mellow out and drive in my Jeep (I took my 2001 Jeep Wrangler to tow the trailer). Off we went at 8:30am this morning.
When I finally made it to Pinetown I immediately set to work unloading the bumpers and rollbar and setting up to load the tub. A few minutes later and the tub was on, followed by the transmission, and then I set out to see what other parts might be lingering about with my name on them.
I was able to find an original air cleaner box, a tailgate, and two matching halfdoors so we loaded those onto the trailer and struck a reasonable deal with the owner. (This deal was not nearly as good as the one I made the week before, but I guess this guy wasn’t going out of business so I should have expected it.) The whole process took less than an hour and I was back on the road heading home.
When I got back to my shop my wife had gone by the store and gotten a couple of furniture moving dolleys to slide under the tub so we could get it off the trailer. We unloaded everything and now my shop looks like a real mechanics shop.
As we unloaded the tub I got to noticing the “rust free” tag wasn’t exactly accurate. There were holes under both of the main rollbar mounting locations as well as a split in the passenger’s floor. There are a couple other rust spots that will require more research later as well. The tub was only $180 so I can’t complain too much though since a new tub costs around $3800. I’ll get my brother’s welder tomorrow and see how good I am at fixing bad spots.