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OK, so, huge news. If you know me at all, you know that I’ve spent my entire life (literally since i knew how to want something) lusting after a DeLorean. I never actually thought in a million years that i’d get one, but this was a big month for me.

Just two days ago, on Wednesday the 9th, i picked up a 1981 DeLorean, VIN #2100. She’s a beautiful, all-original example that runs and drives great. Of course, it’s not without a few issues – none of them ever were or ever will be. Fortunately, I love a challenge, I love to work with my hands, and I can’t wait to get started. Pictures of the car are here, and will include photos of various stages of work I do on it.

I’ve decided i’m going to try and keep a log of the progress I make on the car here on the site. We’ll see if I actually remember to do it, but I’ll try.

To start, here’s my laundry list after a thorough going-over and a hundred or so miles behind the wheel.

– replace oil light sending unit plug
– remove code alarm and restore factory wiring
– re-attach driver’s side inner cv boot
– a/c leak test and charge
– replace exhaust heat shield

– rebuild locking gas cap
– washer squirter not squirting
– replace side marker gaskets
– reattach/replace weather stripping around boot area
– replace drivers side door gasket
– troubleshoot drivers side door running lights
– troubleshoot power mirrors
– replace door struts
– replace headliners
– troubleshoot central locking (pass side)
– troubleshoot lock tumbler (pass side)
– re-attach or replace loose trim panel pass side door
– reattach steering column leather cowl
– glove box latch not latching
– glove box light out
– replace shift boot
– reattach battery door
– chip on blackened area above windshield
– slight corrosion in door channel on pass side
– rear louver clip – realign
– u-bolt for engine cover release
– engine bay light out
– taillight bulb out

– wheels (refinish/repair/replace)
– stereo upgrade
– replace door lights with led bulbs

Stay tuned….

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