The car in question is my old '91 Sable LS that I drove from August of '08 until the winter of '09 and it sat until '10 ( I think) when I sold it to a friend in need of some wheels. The car has worn quite a bit since I sold it, but I needed to buy it before he traded it in for Cash for Clunkers. I've been through a lot of crap with this car and lived to drive it another day, and I just can't see it (or any of my cars) go to the crusher.
|So, I know this car isn't impressive or cool or classic or even desirable, but I have always liked this car, and it's mine again. It's not so bad...|
|Who am I kidding? It's pretty bad...|
"That's a really nice ride! I would drive it and enjoy it, but don't abuse it or beat on it. If you do and you wind up scrapping it one day you will find yourself saying "man I wish I had treated that old car better so it'd still be around"...especially if it's something that was passed down to you by your parents. I had a 1994 Chrysler Concorde that got passed down to me by my mother. I gave my parents my 2004 Impala when she needed something more reliable to get to and from the hospital in. The Chrysler was the last new car she ever bought and it was sharp and really clean, but had some mechanical issues that needed sorting and they could not afford to do it. I spent a few thousand fixing little issues over the course of a couple years then I traded it in because it had a broken motor mount and I didn't want to fix it...and wanted something new(this was in 2006/7). Now that she has passed away I really hate the fact that I didn't keep it to hang on to. Not to get all downer on a subject or whatever. I'm just saying...it's nice to keep something that someone in your life passed to you....to remember them by one day. In a way it can help to keep them alive for you long after they are gone."
That is also why we will never sell my Mom's F-250 which was the last car my Dad ever bought, but that's a much later post when we start to restore that one too.
|Check out the digital gauge cluster! Oh, right; it's off...|
So, this car is in rough-ish shape, but the body is still pretty clean, except for the rear wheel wells and a little on the doors. I'm thinking I should try to inhibit the rust, make the interior more awesome, and fix the suspension issues. Then, I hope I can fix the rust that's there, the bad body work from the previous, previous, previous owner (before I ever got it), and at some point, paint it. By that point, I will be well into the debate of whether or not I build a bored out SHO motor to go in it and beef up the trans to transmit the extra power to the roadway. At this stage in the game, I'm thinking yes, but the motor in there right now is big and still good, sooooo... We'll see, I guess.
|This is just SOME of the unintentional body customization I did last time I owned it!|
This will be a fun ride! (In more ways than one!)
P.S. I just got this picture sent to me from my mom tonight. This is a view of my mechanic's yard right now.
|These cars just refuse to be separated from each other.|
Some things will just always have to be in my garage...