On top of that, finding parts has been frustrating to say the least. I’m looking to acquire a Miata driveshaft for a decent price and I haven’t been coming up with much luck. They’re not worth a lot, so I refuse to pay the premium that Logel’s is selling them for.
In addition, the body shop that I wanted to paint the car is not interested in taking on the project which is a shame. I’ve been to several body shops in the area and they have all sucked. After seeing the work they did on Matthew’s vehicle, I was extremely impressed and thought I had finally found a place that I can trust with my car. After sending an email and not receiving a reply, I just went in and asked. I was told that they read the email but already have enough projects for the year which is why they never got back to me. I was complimented on the work that I have done so far on the car, so I do have them to thank for that. Looks like I’m on the hunt again.
None of this would matter, unless you happen to stumble on a date for an awesome automotive adventure coming up late this year. I’ve been following Classic Car Adventures for some time now and if you have never heard of it I highly suggest you have a peek. Basically, cars that are from 1979 and older are eligible to participate in a weekend of touring and events. It’s pretty much an unscored rally from my understanding.
The date? September 23rd – 25th, 2016. The new goal to have the car complete by.
So in saying that, everything that I mentioned above is now a higher level of concern. It’s not the end of the world if I miss the event but it’s nice to set a realistic date to have a goal to work towards. We’ll see if I can pull it off.