Brought to you by the effects of Stockholm Syndrome from holding myself hostage for so many years.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Me and Clyde
I've talked about him enough times, so I thought I'd put up or shut up. Nothin' too fancy, but you should have seen him before I rescued him from the crusher. I've welded a whole new floor, rockers, cab corners, and various other cracks and holes. New door, hood, and fenders--you have to be resourceful and skilled. And to think, that pretty metallic green paint job is now all scratched up from hitting the trails. That's what they are made for. If gas prices weren't so high, I was planning to drop a 502 Bowtie block in it and really let the road have it. Is having over 540 horsepower excessive? I didn't think so at the time, but only getting 8 miles to the gallon, at best, is not where it's at now. I'll take my warmed-up 350 any day, with its 13 mpg. It has lots of grunt!