Yeah, While, to fix the paint, our local body guy we normally go to cut us a good deal on the paintjob, so i cant complain.
What happened was my father did a engine swap for the old owner, as per USED caddy warranty on the car. Apparently, what happened was he acquired the car from caddy financing as payment for the motor, trans, and all that fun stuff, as the guy never made payments i guess. The car was driven out for parts a few times, and once to Florida and back for some meeting my father had to go to.
Apparently, the paint had a few scratches that appear can be fixed, but the fading was because some kids acid tagged his windows in front of his shop, and apparently god the car too. He had his body guy respray the car quickly and didn't match it correctly, just off a bit. Nothing i am mad about.
Than, today, i go to go ahead and pay him for the rest, telling him about the car, but how ive had trouble with a few things like the new keys he had the dealer cut. The damn brand new keys dont work in the door or trunk, but work in the ignition. He ended up going and getting new keys made for me as he had these made, and when i go to pay him as we agreed to, he said screw it, happy birthday, I see you fixed a few things wrong with it and thats good enough for me.
So, for at this point, 375 dollars, i got a
Motor,trans,radiator,PCM,and a few other things with 2k on it (the warranty called it a "powertrain replacement"
Body with 100k
Paint that sorta matches
All new front steering and suspension and rear suspension components
A 32 valve northstar that sounds good
Nice stereo system
Garage door opener built in
And my favorite feature of all, some REALLY hot girls start to see me as a option now lol
I am greatful beyond belief for this car, its just, i dont like it. I like the crown vic better. I get in it, and i just feel like i have NO connection to the car whatsoever, whatever i tell it to do is just a suggestion.
Maybe im just a freak, but i think my mom needs the car more than me, so i figured id rather have her enjoy something she likes rather than me drive a car i like, but just dosent work out or fit me. Maybe i will get used to it, i just think im going to get all the little pissy shit in this car fixed for her (just 1 or 2 things).
Now the best part of this is, i asked him if i can use the lift in his shop to work on our cars and he said i can use the lift and any tools i need. I think i made out on the deal well