Post by pureinsanity on Aug 16, 2016 14:40:34 GMT -6
Long story short around August of 2012 I purchased a gut-job house (in Michigan while living in Oregon) that I knew was going to require all the financial help I could throw at it. At that point I had just wrapped up every bit of everything I was going to do to the Aurora – the shocks/struts were starting to get a little bouncy and the tires were meh, but visually it was complete and basically restored to new. The two accidents had kind of spoiled the rarity of the car, and the fact that the head gaskets were prone to failure always kind of worried me. So I listed it on Autotrader.com for some pie in the sky price and some guy actually offered me the full amount in cash – so I bit. He’s an older guy and a GM enthusiast that lives in Portland, he had big dreams for building up the engine and wanted to maintain the effort that I put into it otherwise. I ended up moving back to Michigan Sept 2015 and because he never made it onto a forum we never stayed in contact. A year after stating the work I am finally finished and all moved in! I can get onto photobucket and upload a pared down photo timeline when I get a moment to do so. I will say that its nice to have a permanent place for my three ACNA calendars.
Well glad you got moved in and glad you got paid for all your work on the Aurora. The forum is not as busy nowadays, we need more guys like you around here again haha. Not a lot of people showed the amount of dedication you did, I can only think of a few. Hope you're enjoying the house!
Post by pureinsanity on Aug 18, 2016 5:49:55 GMT -6
Well here it is in all its glory! - I bought the place in 2012, fixed it up a little, installed a new septic, and then a friend moved in for 3 years. I booted him out in September last year and started demo December 1st. Quite literally everything was replaced; electrical, plumbing, hvac, all ceiling joists, then all new ceiling insulation, spray foam, drywall, etc. were installed. My dads and I did the demo, framed the walls and ceiling, cleaned everything up, and coordinated the contractors. I ended up doing my own blueprints and pulling all my permits. I also sourced and ordered everything needed, picked all colors, and finishes, and drove around like a mad man getting everything to the house.