She's a beauty to me anyway. Picture will be forthcoming I'm sure. Old Smokey is her name--for several reasons: she's as old as me, smokes a little, and she's gray with some “age spots” too.
First several chores (not counting the fiscal and legal process) toward driving her today:
De-rust the door hinges,
Put my parking pass on the mirror
Apply some new fluid in appropriate places...
And check to make sure the windows, blinkers, heater, etc., are at least marginally workable.
Check, check, check, check...and check.
Future goals for Old Smokey's maintenance:
Drive like an old man (never over 75mph--shakes too much)
Install some semblance of a workable sound system...with at least some of the left side speakers emitting sound
Vacuum the carpet sometime soon
Figure out how to alter the divers seat so the lumbar isn't pushing my stomach into the bottom of the steering wheel even though I am trying to reach the wheel with my arms without hunching like...um, like a hunchback...
And I should probably get the old wasp nest out of the driver's door--just in case they decide to recommit themselves come spring.