Soooooo… A lot has happened during the last few month, including me technically “totalling” the car
Didn’t feel like taking my bicycle to work one day, when my neighbour decided to back out of his parking space, unaware of me cruising down the street. All which resulted in a mashed front fender, cracked paint on the bumper and a bent control arm.
The car was valued at €950 and the insurance company offered me the option to buy the car back for €250 , leaving with me €700 to fix the car. After diagnosing that the lower control arm was bent, I took no risk. Ordered new control arms left and right, while also doing steering balljoints, while also replacing the rightside knuckle due to the slim chance of it being bent (had some bad experience using knuckles from a crashed subaru)
Went to a scrapyard 30 mins away with a mate, only to discover another blue turd, with a MINT right front fender. Right to work we went!
After everything was fixed, I sent her of to the yearly mandated inspections, with the hope it would pass, not knowing it still needed a shitload of work after it had seen a fair mount of neglect… The repairs needed were:
- Torn CV Boot
- Too much brake bias difference on the rear axle
- Battery not mounted correctly
- License plate lighting not working
- Wheelbearing right front
- Exceeded tire wear (rear)
- Headlights set too low
After fixing all of those items, including installing new rear brake shoes (literal hell after the autoparts store gave me the wrong ones two times in a row) I went back to inspection and finally got the little nugget back on the road after roughly 2 months of searching parts, waiting for the insurance company and fixing the car itself. …
Due to my Subaru needing quite some work, not being able to access it and having little to no motivation to get it back on the road, I wanted to visit JAPFEST with the Cuore, which was only 3 days after it passed inspections.
After I got it back, me and some mates decided to give it a good wash, and fix some minor things just before the event. We went to a mates shop to hang out and chill, work on shitboxes and put on some stickers (including a window banner obstructing 90% of my view) and I decided to shoot some moody pictures on an old Nintendo DSi.
It was around 1 pm at night, when Klaas (owner of the Red L276S) came with the dumbest idea. “Yo let’s wake up early, meet at the shop around 8 am to polish your nugget and put on a glass coating”. Us being professional idiots, barely slept and woke up early to detail a little nugget like its a fancy high end sports car.
While polishing the car, we also decided it was a good time to remove the ugly door strips.
Progress was made really quickly, and another mate showed up (also a detailed) at started helping out! It looked so freaking good!
Went back home, prepared some stuff for the event like tickets etc and got a good night sleep. Japfest was going to see the nuggiest nugget of all time.
Sadly I didn’t take a lot of photo’s of the event, but it was great and I met a loads of people.
When it was time to go back home, it started to rain and the roads became fairly slippery. This is when my and my passengers found out, this piece of shit can drift, and ofcourse us being complete idiots we filmed it all…
Last weekend we also installed some JDM Mira window visors, which I had laying around for a long while now. (and by we, I mean my mate because I was too busy taking pictures)
As you might have noticed, the front foglights are missing. One flew out on the highway, and me being paranoid I decided to take out the other one as well since I dont trust the original mounting hardware. Also installed some new audio components, but haven’t finished the doorcards, so that 's for another post soon…