Dragoncaller (dragoncaller) wrote,
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The crazy gods of German Engineering

For the want of a 10 mm socket the nut was lost, for the want of a nut, the mirror was lost, for the want of a mirror...

It was an affront to my man hood, this sagging mirror. I couldn't keep it up! This has never happened to me before. I waited an hour and tried again, but to no avail. I was too embarrased to ask anyone what to do. I used a sealent that promised herculean holding power, but it didn't work. I went to the internet, but guys seemed to look at it as, you can't keep your mirror from sagging? Sheesh, ya wimp.

Back to the workshop. It was time to deal with this head on. I found a washer and with a dremmel bored it out a little, then sanded it smooth. I then searched for a socket that would fit in the hole and still turn the nut.

Nothing.

Then, buried under sawdust on my work bench, I found a socket and cranked the nut down unmercifully. Then with a Channel-lock, cranked the mirror onto the car.

Errect!

No more little silver floppy ears.

Gen is over at the car guys now getting new strut inserts and rear shocks. They're also going to look at the brakes. Brakes are a good thing.

I got a creeper for checking out under the car, and new vent window mounts and the peice de resistance, a new stereo! Gen will have tunes again!

You might think I'm obsessing, and you would be right. But she's so fun to drive and there are a few things that need to be done.

And then,

A few more things.

And a few more.

It's all part of the adventure.
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