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September 19, 2012


This is Matilda

Matilda is a 1999 Toyota RAV4 who was punched in the nose. My friends John, Lewis, and Geneva delivered her to me for a song.

After a few parts (her radiator and adjacent parts were pierced, bent and broken) and some welding, she is sound and presentable. I've never much been one for bodywork and paint though.

I only need to do a few more things for her to get on the road. All in all this makes me happy. All I need to do is sell her. I would keep her, but I really need a pickup truck instead.

2 pics after jump


Above = Before (well, technically after disassembly, but Before assembly)

Below = Almost Done. Vacuuming out the A/C system.


Next timing belt and seals... old hat.