Well base model bumper is back on as well as the tinted tail lights. Also me and the mechanic who originally loomed at the car have decided that the misfire is being caused by a bad head gasket. As of recent the car is running just over the halfway mark on the temp gauge and supposedly losing coolant....so ill see if I can get the head gasket replaced on the cheap
Found an sxt at the jy the other day that had the trunk lid and spoiler still that was completely mint and still had the key with it too as well as the emergency release inside the trunk. So today I took a few buddies with me to get it. Long story short me and one of my pals set it on the trunk of this escort while we were looking at another car. Well one of my buddies bumped that car and so the whole assembly slid of the car straight into the rocks scratching the edge of the spoiler and putting at least five chips in the leading edge of the trunk. So I said f this and left....still beyond pissed about it because I have only found one other one in this condition that was white that still had the key in the last three years. Grrr
Well somehow the car is still running and it hasn't been getting any worse lol. Turns out the coolant loss was caused by a split in the upper radiator hose so I either have to sell the radiator I bought or just man up and toss it in. So seeing as how I think I fixed the coolant leak the car may not have a bad head gasket but again it might. With the cap off the overflow tank the water in it will "boil" which I have been told is a result of a bad head gasket but idk lol. Might just pull the upper intake manifold off one of these days and throw a new wiring harness on just to rule out any electrical issues but again that's just a maybe.
Other than that one of my balding tires with shoulder wear got a bolt in it the other day which will stay in the tire until I either get tired of putting air in it or it blows out ( I have 2 brand new tires in my closet I have been holding onto for this coming winter). I also swapped the rcas around in the back of my radio so that now I can adjust the gains on the sub separate from the rest of the speakers which is nice.
I already have another set of regular tail lights that I'm contemplating throwing on instead. As for the bumper I'll probably just wait until next spring for that just in case anything happens. I can't get to most of the quarter panel because of the inner skin of it but in the meantime I will see what I can do. One of the body shop guys I work with said he can get to it in about three weeks when he finishes one of his other projects so at least that is squared away