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    1996 Acty SDX

    Got the quote for an OEM windshield, delivered... They're not gonna be happy.
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    1996 Acty SDX

    So, yesterday I got some bad news. The glass shop that the body shop contracted to remove and reinstall the windshield broke the glass. Fun times.
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    1996 Acty SDX

    So far it looks like the actual repair/metal work is done, and it might be close to paint prep. I haven't gotten a delivery date or any communication yet... so maybe they haven't done anything? No idea... My wife and daughter drive past the body shop twice daily and have been relaying status...
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    1996 Acty SDX

    Dropped it off at the body shop today, any bets on how long they take?
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    1996 Acty SDX

    Got the vanity tags!
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    1996 Acty SDX

    Well, damn, that wasn't fun to apply, but it's done. I put this 2-part epoxy bedliner on today after work. Prep took like 2.5 hours, application took 45 minutes for two coats. I suppose it's only as good as the preparation, but I did about as good of a job as I do when I paint cars, so it...
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    The white-mess, my EM1 Si with a d16y8.

    After months of not driving it much at all. I finally sold it. Got a little more than I expected, so it's all good.
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    1996 Acty SDX

    So, take a peek at this: I'm working on cleaning it up and organizing before I get involved in another project vehicle. Plan is to do one shelving rack at a time, so I have enough space to go through the stuff before putting it on a shelf. I haven't quite figured out where things are going...
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    A different kind of rebuild thread - espresso machine

    Did you ever finish this project?
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    1996 Acty SDX

    I've had it up to 80 downhill. And, yeah, I think the tires are S-rated, so they're probably OK to run at 60-80mph.
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    Bought a CR-V

    It's basically my family car, my wife has a '16 CR-V, and I've got this one to move the kiddo and doggo around in. Saran wrap will keep the grease from flying out more, and it'll protect it for a while. It must've just torn because it wasn't there in April when I was last under the car, and the...
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    1996 Acty SDX

    Somehow, a hunk of crud blocked the AC Evaporator drain... Oops. I drained it after poking at it with a piece of wire, and no lie, probably about 30 oz of water came out, onto my shop floor. Good times. But, the AC works great. The truck does about 60mph on level ground with the AC running...
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    2004 Mini Cooper

    Yeah, I've driven a few S models, one was turbo one was supercharged, they were very peppy, but still equally boring. I dunno, maybe I'm broken and like driving slow econoboxes fast.
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    Bought a CR-V

    Blew out a CV Boot. I ordered a new axle and I'll replace that eventually... But, uh, so far this has been a relatively problem-free vehicle. Just changed the oil at 192,xxx and discovered it.
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    2004 Mini Cooper

    Oh, yeah, I sold this. It wasn't fun to drive.
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