Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A Body Job

I had a body job done in Melaque - dents, scratches and rust spots all removed. Bumpers were reattached. My old 1998 Nissan Pathfinder looks brand new - all for approximately $142US.......such a deal. The paint job is masterful.

I can hardly believe my eyes. I had intended for six years to have the sideswipe on the passenger side repaired. I called it my "Flash gash" because I sideswiped a panel truck the day that Flash my dog was killed. I didn't care. Then from then on, heck I still didn't care. It just added to the mystique and the lack of worry about driving in Mexico.

Now, I have to be careful again. Geez, I'm backing up like an old Granny - very carefully - and going forward in the same manner, well sorta.

I got back from Melaque yesterday. Made all the correct turns. In some instances with no help from the lack of signage and no dents.

You'll just have to take my word for it. I was too busy photographing beautiful sunrises, sunsets and beach scenes to worry about before and afters of the Pathfinder.

Let's see how long the unscathed car lasts.

4 comments:

Calypso said...

even by Mexican standards that is an excellent deal for a lot of body work.

Kay Cox said...

Good for you...it was a relief to find you were talking about your car. Well, that baby has had a few miles on it. What a great deal you got! So when are you coming north to show her off?

Steve Cotton said...

You left the beach just in time to miss our big thunderstorm. It is has now turned into a very boring rain storm.

Babs said...

Kay probably not til May! "Other" things going on...........
STEVE, believe me I would rather be in warm rain then this! Upstairs in my house the temp was 55 and of course downstairs with the bedroom door closed and the heater on I could get up to 68! NOT my idea of the right temp since I loved the temps in Melaque. Give me 80's any day........