Monday, June 20, 2005

 

First major repair...

Long time no post, so I thought I'd update this a bit...

Tore out the stinky carpet from the Dodge two weeks ago in preperation to spray it with rubberized undercoating. While I was prepping the metal with a wire wheel I ended up going *through* the floor and saw daylight. Grrr. Where the water leaks past the window seal it was acumulating and being held against the floor by the carpet so it was rust city. Fortunately, after performing some exploratory surgery with a RBH (Really Big Hammer) I ended up with only two small holes and some soft spots. I patched in some steel and that was that. Turns out you really need a lot of that rubber stuff as the entire 4L only gave me about 1/8th inch thick coverage, less in some spots. This wasn't enough to provide any sound reduction so I ended up putting the crappy carpet back in for sound proofing until I can afford to replace them. Soon I hope, as they are odorific! I'll give them another (their third) shampooing and see if it helps.

Drove the beast into work today -- no A/C. The compressor works but the temperature control lever is seized. So I can only get hot and OUCH! out of the vents. Guess that will be my next repair.

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