Monday, February 4, 2013
Big Box of Rubbers
That's almost the full complement of replacement window and door seals for a Vanagon – everything but the driver and passenger doors and wing windows (the existing seals for these seem to be in fine enough shape still). Good stuff. Q says the world would be an awfully different place without good ol' rubber, and I have to agree with the man. Rickety, clanky, wet, and of course, far more dangerously overpopulated than it already is...
These new seals do away with the cheesy chrome trim that someone at VW thought was a good idea back in the 80s, so in conjunction with the forthcoming slick limo tinting, this upgrade should bump up the cool factor noticeably. And keep out the rain, of course. If that's not a win-win, then I don't know what is.
The big news of today came in the form of a call from the freight company that's been schlepping my Ford Zetec engine from sunny Michigan all the way to LA over the past week. My 288-pound bundle of joy has apparently arrived in the area, and the spacious three-hour delivery window that I set up for tomorrow sort of takes me back a decade or so, when I last had cable TV. If these freight companies are anything like Time Warner, I expect the truck to pull up in the final minutes of that window. Fine with me though, as I should be getting something way better than 6000 channels with nothing good to watch.