hey guys so a lot has happened since I sold my trep at the end of last summer. I turned 21
and forked over my daily driver (2001 Ford Escape) to my fiance. I did so because she really couldnt afford a car, and I didnt want her driving around something that wasnt reliable...and with the money we were working with the chances of buying a super reliable car didnt seem likely.
SO I picked up a beater
and of course remembering all you Di.net guys I HAD to go with a trep. at the very least I want to somewhat resurrect/save a dying trep. and was thinking I might sell it in a year or so? or not? who knows.
we picked it up for 800 I paid about 450 of that so really the car only cost me 450
it has high miles 207k to be more precise and rusted out rocker panels. Ive seen way worse but its beyond saving and making look super nice. It has clear coat peel pretty much all around mostly on the trunk and around the lower sides of the windows. It has one spot of the rust on the top of the car near the rear window as well, though Im thinking that one spot I can help save/prevent from eating through. It has an infinity cd player in as well, almost pooped myself when I saw that.
Im going to be putting insurance on the car tmrw and then I can really start to drive it around before I go and get it serviced/ inspected by a shop to see what needs to be done.
just so you guys got this down...
1995 Dodge Intrepid
things im going to do (short term just off the top of my head):
cleaning (need to find quarter wash)
my choice:either find front drivers side seat (grey) or just get seat covers...leaning on the seat covers til spring maybe.
something about that rust spot on top....hmmm
something about the clear coat (any rattle can inspiration doug?)
and I might try to do something to slow/stall rust growth on the rockers. Like I said I seen way worse but they seem past saving unless I want to go hacking in a junk yard and have some welding done....any ideas on how to slow the rust would be appreciated as well.
guys look forward to chatting and catching up with a few of you.