I\'m glad that my younger brother (who took a lot of the photos for this blog) and I were really obsessive and compulsive about documenting progress.
While the wagon was sitting up in Baguio I asked him to take lots of photos because I knew that there would be a before-and-after blog post one day--and now I think that the time has finally come.
This was when I finally got the wagon rolling. At this point the radiator held no water and the ignition timing was completely off. But, I was so pleased that it actually started. It was still a very long way from being considered road-worthy.
These are the generic lights that my dad used because he couldn\'t find any replacement taillights up in Baguio. The funny thing is, I thought these looked so ugly and I wanted to burn them, but I have to hand it to my dad for improvising. They are now kept in a safe place.
This is a close-up of the brand-new, old-stock taillights when they were first installed. The fit isn\'t as perfect as I wanted, but they look great. They remind me of jewels--seriously!
Before I end this post I have to make a shout-out to FM Carlos who \"met\" me along NLEX as I was driving back to Manila from Baguio. I hope we get to hang out soon! And to the Pony boys in the Christmas photo, I hope we get to do a small road trip one day!
More before-and-after posts to come!