Cars in the garage. Ah Ah Ah.
Quite a milestone
Still messy but no hail damage risk anymore
Bonus drywall dust track
11 weeks ago our neighbors' dogs had puppies. Bernese Mountain Dog / Swiss Mountain Dog mixes. Mama is about 95 lbs and daddy is a hair shy of that, so she's gonna be a big girl. She's coming over the fence to stay today.
We've had her over a few times, she plays well with our pups, is gentle with the kids, and falls asleep in your lap. 12/10 good doggo
Current name is Spot for a spot behind her ears that is turning into not-a-spot, so we'll need to come up with something new. Anything car related I can convince the wife to go for? No we're not naming her Otto or Wankel or Diesel.
As of today or this month in general, I have owned the MR2 for exactlyish half of its' life
First picture I have of it
Not a lot of cosmetic changes, and it's only gotten:
93+ rear suspension
Koni Yellows, Eibach springs
2 engine rebuilds, and then an engine swap
LSD 93+ transmission
93+ brakes, slotted with porterfield r4s pads
Later gen tail lights
205/40-17 and 215/40-17 tires -> 225/45-17 and 255/40-17 tires, w/ wheels
hefty fender rolling/pulling
home made exhaust
Other general maintenance and seals
It's been a very fun ride, and I'm looking forward to having it out next week after this rain finished off the salt on the roads
I wrapped up my garage floor project over the weekend
I used Rustoleum Rock Solid Light Grey base with the blue flakes, and the Rock Solid high gloss clear with anti-skid additive full strength on top
My biggest mistake was buying it on eBay, seems like it was New-Old-Stock that had some of the pigment settle and get hard, so there was a little bit of chunkiness to the base coat. Caused some fisheye and annoyance, but it's a garage floor so fine
So in order...
Wait no more like this:
So yeah empty all that out into the shed and driveway
Then pressure wash.
Degrease with very strong commercial degreaser
Acid etch and rinse, then allow to dry
Cure for 2 days and then... it's a garage again!
Now to fill it back up
Is it perfect? No
Is it good enough? Yes
Did I make mistakes? Yes
But it'll be much better than the old floor for snow/slush, oil changes, cleanup, tracking stuff into the house, etc
Finished the final wall of the sheetrock in the garage
Now to put everything back away and get on with my life. In my epoxy-floored, walled, air conditioned garage
For ref, before:
(that door sure got dirtier once everything around it got clean)
After to be shown once organized
Is it perfect? No. Is it a garage? yes. It's perfect.
While I was working on my garage floor, I came across a deal too good to pass up
UofM disposing of 230v window air conditioners for $25
So the planning started, found a good spot on the wall
Went back the next week and... Reduced price to $5
I had the lumber, had to buy caulk and vinyl siding trim for the hole
So I'm in for about $17 and 4 hours and now my garage has a 1.75 ton air conditioner
It was precarious getting it up there but we made it
All that's left is the edge trim on the siding and caulking
Looks like I get about 6 degrees F per hour cooling when it's 85 out
Blocking the intercooler?
And allowing you to see more of that hideous grill? I think the front license plate should be up blocking the grill to protect everybody's eyes.
There ya go
@WasGTIthenGTOthenNOVAthenGTInowA4 Its cuz Hyundai stole BMW designers.
And now we have good looking Hyundais, and Kias, and gorgeous Genesis cars, and ugly BMWs.
They stole Audi guys too, but Audi got around the problem by just not changing their styling for the last 20 years
@EssExTee Can confirm - these exist in my 2005 lexus gx470. Stupid design. I've popped the hood while trying to open fuel door many times.
The 4runner they are equal and neither sticks out. the GX gets at least a little differentiation between the two. The gas door is kind of "presented" on the GX, but the same as the hood release on the 4runner. So toyota knows about it just wants it to be nice on the "good" brand
The AP analysis shows that Brightline averages about one death for every 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) its trains travel, three times worse than the next mid-size or major railroad. According to police reports examined by the AP, investigators determined most of those killed have been suicides, drivers maneuvering around crossing barriers to try to beat the trains, or pedestrians who were intoxicated or mentally ill.
Among railroads that have logged at least 1 million miles over the past five years, central Florida’s SunRail has the second-worst death rate, averaging one for every 108,000 train miles (174,000 train kilometers). More than 800 people die nationally each year from train strikes, according to Federal Railroad Administration records.