Had a pretty productive weekend. I borrowed a floor jack and checked the rear brakes. Lots of pad left and the rotors are just within spec and should be good until these pads wear out. When I flushed the rear brake lines a bit of air came out of the right rear brake line. Brakes were OK before but now I've got a high, firm brake pedal. My rear mud flaps were, well, flapping because the attachment points were badly rusted. When I was working on the rear brakes one of them fell off!
The other one wasn't in much better shape so I pulled that one, too.
The rear bumper looked like someone had backed it into something solid and one side was pushed in a few inches. After much grunting and swearing I got the bolts loose and, with the help of two jacks and my trusty sledge-O-matic, got the thing back into position. I think that bumper weighs more than my first car! There's something very theraputic about swinging a sledge hammer.
Got most of the wall insulation up, replaced one of the lower body braces, scraped off the rest of the adhesive left from removing the tape stripes, and painted the wheels with a light grey hammered enamel (Is hammered enamel just normal enamel thats had way too much to drink?)
The front end needs an alignment and the coolant is due to be replaced but once that's done I should be just about done with the running gear repairs. And not a second too soon.
Originally I had hoped to have the interior mostly done by Memorial day. Now the question is, Memorial Day of what year?