Nov 7, 2006
The Chupacabra is an 82 Starlet, complete with floor pan rust and half assed body work. Normally, those things would have made this car destined for the scrapyard but the engine is absolutely the cleanest engine I've ever seen. No leaks any where, no smoke, no grime.
I've already stripped and primed that rear quarter. The body needs a lot of work but...it's a small car.
Changed the fuel filter. Seemed like a good thing to do since there was a new one sitting on the back seat.
I tried to remedy my flashing battery light by cutting out a corroded and burnt up connector and splicing in a new connection. No good. Still have to track that down.
A pair of stock front springs are on the way.
Bought new belts to install.
I managed to use my Yahoo Japan skillz and bought a set of mint interior vents for a whole $5.00.
Planning the interior work has been fun. The door panels are simple flat pieces so I can just make my own.
I'll be needing a new driver's side seat belt as the current one is in sad sad shape.
Haven't had any time to work on Chuppy but parts are trickling in. The front springs arrived and I got some new front seats. A 32/36 carb is on the way.
Powder coated the license plate lights today.