Ready for Action. Commence Phase 2...
The last 2 weeks felt like 2 hours. Lucky for us, we made a lot of progress and actually have something to show for it! Our friend, Uncle "Cody-Bear" came for a visit, and got his hands dirty alongside Mr. Mark. The two of them completed "operation remove-graffiti" and got very dirty and smelly and sweaty in the process. In between the extreme grunt work sessions, they even managed to squeeze in a few surfs in the short 5 day visit.
They came, they saw… they CONQUERED.
The truck is finally free of that hideous layer of graffiti-crap-vomit (and I mean that, all you amateur graffiti makers who can't even be considered artists… YOU SUCK.) Between the caustic chemicals and the sheer back-breaking labor of the task, it wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Mr. Mark worked an extra year off his life removing it. (again, huge thanks to the graffiti A-holes who put it there in the first place. YOU SUUUUUUCKKKKK.) But all grudges aside, we are happy that 'Phase I' is complete and we are moving on to 'Phase II': the engine and transmission project.
For all of you who have been following this story as it's been unfolding (is there anyone out there actually reading this? Thanks in advance) Jr. the junkyard mechanic is still in jail, and so the dynamic of the engine rebuild project has changed. Mark went over to Jr.'s junkyard residence to inquire about the engine that we (allegedly) purchased from Jr. for 400$. All he got out of that inquiry was a god damned bite in the leg. Literally. Mark got bit by a mangy-ass little junkyard dog. More updates on the engine project as they unfold. Stay tuned!