Vivat least vaguest.
Join Date: May 2016
At 50% of sale price, a bit heavy on the "spedizione"!
Today was one of the warmer days yet, this Spring. I spent it laying across the bitumen, and generally running about doing redneck panelwork on the bent 147. Without a wooden power pole out the front, I'd be up the proverbial creek. Have used it on three cars now with chain, chocks and a ratcheting cable puller (AKA come-along). Pulled the front crossmember more or less straight, popped on a fairly decent bumper. Gently pressed the bonnet to halve the kinking, adjusted up its latch and voila! The car went from looking battered to maybe a little tired but not demolished. Spare wheel well is still crumpled like a crumpled thing but the back bumper popped out of its own accord, masking the damage.
One positive in all this, is when you've owner-serviced your automotive tat for years, it starts to become "better" than many equivalent age/mileage cars around the traps that are serviced by garages. I've got the time to make sure all screws go back as the factory intended, I clean things more fully, line up pieces to look like new. Makes in-depth operations more predictable and less grimy.
Last edited by addo; 06-10-16 at 13:02.