Hello spring, so long BRE…
The temps have finally broken out of the 30’s and today was probably the nicest Saturday’s in a very long time. I decided to take the Z out, even though I’m still sick as hell. I changed a couple things around the front end of the car, finally filling the gap between the early 240z side valences, and adding the 240z turn signals.
So on my way across town, i was really enjoying the ride… it was gooooood to finally be back in a fun car. Stereo cranked, smooth highway, sun finally shining… for those few minutes everything was perfect. So out of nowhere, the car ahead of me in the next lane decides to run over a huge piece of eighteen wheeler tire tread, shooting it my way. I hear a *CRRACK* and then *CRSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH**** fml…. I pull over the moment i have a chance.. yep, that BRE lip is bent way back under the car. not to mention that the side of the highway is still soaked from the melting snow, turning soil into mud.
the center piece of the valence is cracked s well. at this point i was glad i didnt spend the time and money painting it…
so yeah, the lip is pretty much shot. cracked in a couple spots, and ground down by the pavement.
so yeah, fuck the whole BRE setup…. i’d kill for a G-nose, but just cant swing it right now.
shit didnt end there. i was planning on washing the car off, since it was covered in mud from me pulling over into a dirty trap of a highway shoulder. so when i got in the car that night to head to the carwash and then home, i noticed that none of my gauges were lit. figured it was a blown fuse. so i arrived at the quarter carwash and figured i’d check to see if anything else wasnt working. yep, the taillights were shot as well. i dive under the dash to check the fuses and notice the fusebox cover is bulging in one spot. i take it off and the spot that indicates the location of the taillight fuse, is burnt and all the plastic cover is now a bubble. surprisingly a nearby grocery store had the right fuses in stock. i was actually shocked that a place like that would cary something that would save my night.
so yeah, so long BRE… anyone willing to sponsor my G-nosejob speak up LOL!