It is that time of year again. Where I get the urge to ‘spring clean’ the car and freshen her up with some new parts. Where last year’s parts bonanza was focused on function… this year’s fiesta is looking more towards form.rnrnI picked up a fresh set of headlight lenses. 5+ years of running the yellow lamin-x film… and it is time for a change. My ‘old yellers’ are pretty haggard. They have taken beatings from cones and cars alike… have been epoxied back together several times, and the yellow film is looking more like a muddy brown these days. It will be nice to get a clean set on there.rnrnrnNew bulbs for the Xenons from DDM Tuning. The old set were dying, shifting the light output to a brownish green color.rnrnrnIn lieu of going with clear lenses… I want to hit the highbeam reflectors with clear yellow. A popular method is to use Krylon Stained Glass spray paint… but I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE. After reading some positive reviews… I decided to order some Vans paint instead. I felt better about this product… since it is designed for this very purpose.rnrnrnUsed set of fogs so I can finally replace the one I shattered in ’06. I need to polish the lenses up on these, and I may try and hit the reflectors with yellow as well. I still need to find a driver-side foglight bezel.rnrnrnPicked up a Hamann knockoff window spoiler for an amazing price. I think it is going to look sick once it is all painted. It has way more contact with the car… so I don’t think this one will fly off the car like the last one.rnrn
rnrnGreg, Kyle, Byron, and I caught Megadeth, Testament, and Exodus last night at the Tabernacle. The sound was totally screwed up… especially for Exodus’ set… which wasn’t even running through the PA. Even the first half of Testament’s set had the vocals sounding like they were coming through a tin can filled with shop-rags. They eventually got it sorted out. Megadeth played ‘Rust In Peace’, the from start to finish… and it was AMAZING. I swear they never missed a note… even during the most blisteringly fast solos. Their musicianship still shines after all these years. After Rust In Peace, they played a varied assortment of solid tracks that made for a great show… even if the PA was still sounding terrible.
rnrnI got fed up with trying to work on the car in pitch darkness, so I put up a couple fluorescent light fixtures. The difference is remarkable. Next on my list for the garage is to get some more shelving up and re-arrange the space better so working on the car is less of a hassle. This garage is much smaller than my last one, so every inch of space counts. I still have a TON of wall decor to go up… but that will make it’s way to the walls in good time.
rnrnI got a chance to see an unbelievable documentary called “The Art of the Steal” by Don Argott. I won’t go into details of what the documentary entails… because the trailer above does a great job of that. What I will say is that I left the theatre VERY very angry. For a moment, I couldn’t even believe that something like this could happen… but then I remembered that we live in a country where the almighty dollar rules all… so to hell with things like legality, wills, or trusts. The city of Philadelphia could obviously care less about these things, as they have tourism to drum up! They want to portray themselves as one of the leading cities for art and culture, however they are showing that they are a city writhing in corruption hellbent on getting what they want… even if it means breaking the law.rnrnThis film was very well produced, and I really enjoyed it immensely. If you have any attachment or relationship to art whatsoever… I would highly recommend it. rnrnAnd to the city of Philadelphia… you will never see a red cent of MY commerce.rnEVER.