Day 10: Parts Hunt (Phase 2)

By | September 16, 2017

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.