Monthly Archives: December 2014
2014 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
In the booth
Back on the Acadia hard and heavy today and it shows. Last week we welded the new inner and outer quarter on. We took pictures but the camera decided it was tired and retired, so, we missed all the shots of installing the new panel. Here is the results though. Today Chris went to work on straightening the body work out. Things went smoothly and we were also able to prime these areas at the same time we primed the Altima. This is a pretty big job but the progress is moving along quite nicely. Tomorrow we hope start prepping this for paint.
A Christmas gift?
This Suburban is in the shop to get a few bruises fixed up when it wrestled with a tractor trailer. Its got a few dents in the quarter and will get a new bumper and tail light. These pictures are from yesterday. The new bumper was painted yesterday and the damaged quarter panel was painted today but none of the pictures turned out. Tomorrow we plan on getting the new bumper back on and in the tail light in. If all goes well this one will be ready for pick up tomorrow.
Keep it moving
While we are waiting on parts and the insurance company, we kept the job moving some today by starting the repairs on the damage caused by the light pole. If you don’t know the story click here to see why this one is in the shop in the first place.
Santa came by the shop today
It was a bad day
This Acadia has had a bad day. It was sitting in its parking spot at work, minding its own business when out of no where a man slams right into the left quarter and wheel area. To make matters worse, when he backed up, he hit a light pole that fell down and landed on the roof of this vehicle. The door and quarter area was damaged so badly that it took about 30 minutes just to get the door open. A new door and a new quarter are on tap for this one. We have already sent this one over to our frame shop to get the damage pulled back into place before we cut it off. Today we were able to trim the areas of the quarter that are going to be replaced. We did find that inner panel was damaged beyond repair so we will be replacing it as well. Here you can see Chris drilling out the spot welds. Once they are all drilled out the panel is easily removed. Tomorrow we will continue to remove the bent up metal. Hopefully the inner panel comes in.