It has been said that if you love something, set it free. And if it comes back to you, hopefully it’s not pissed off.
I have a lot of clean-up to do but glad to be doing it. This was a great car and will be great again soon.
Through a stroke of luck and quick action, “Bluetooth” is home again
We had a show to go to in Hollywood last night so I needed to dispatch JJ to meet the transport company at our house to take delivery. Funny that he passed it along the way there.
High-level assessment: The car needs some loving again. Looks like it has been sitting for quite a while. Also had the spoiler and right bumper cover ripped off/broken. Nose is pushed in on a couple of places – someone’s attempt at removing it to repair was unsuccessful. Nothing currently works, even with a new battery put into place. Coolant tank is less than half empty. Oil is old. Interior is a mess, reupholstered seat on the driver side got pretty worn – center armrest broken, probably from trying to push oneself up and out of the car. Newer tires on it, not the size I had running before, but they look good – slightly taller so not sure if they rub or not. Front left wheel has a narly-looking chunk missing – still holds air. Signature “Bucking Jackass” badges gone, replaced with strange FIAT ones. Door ding on driver side extends to fender and rubs when opened. Interior door handle broken – new one in the trunk. Tweeters removed and replaced with more FIAT emblems to serve as a reminder of what is being driven.
Don’t know what’s really wrong with it yet – it was a no-questions asked deal just to bring it home. It probably won’t take much at all to get it going again but I will take my time with it.