Monday, August 19, 2013

Big things are here

Remember how I told you in my last blog post that big things were coming? Well, big things are here.

Sorry to go AWOL for almost a month. I put the last blog post up JUST before Mrs. MDG and I took to the road for our summer vacation. We drove south, covering most of the east coast, for a week at Disney World. I even made a road trip video for y'all:

But, that's not the big news. Just before I left, I made a deal. I bought... something. When I got back from vacation, I picked up... a one-owner 1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D parts car. It had been parked on the edge of the woods since 2000, and looked the part.

The tires were hopelessly rotted:

Moss and lichens were growing on the passenger side:

So, I had it towed home... and got it to start for the first time in 13 years:

Once that was done, I cleaned it up a bit (so I wouldn't get sick taking the car apart). I ASSURE you this IS the same car:

I'm going to start dismantling the car shortly. Some parts will go to the 1983 240D. A great many will be sold.