So, back at Bug Aid, progress was being made on Shocky Jr.'s new front
end. Things were coming along slowly but surely, and time was
running out to make the transport truck to Maryland in time for my
March visit. With only a couple of days to go, Shocky looked like
this still......and on top of that, he still needed to be inspected by
the Washington State Patrol....
In Washington State, after your car is considered a total loss, you
must send your original title into the Department of Licensing and
then if you choose to make the repairs, you have to take it through
inspection to get your title reinstated. You might think that
this inspection is to verify that your car is safe once again....it's
not. It turns out all they are looking for are stolen parts, so
it is primarily a VIN # check. So, Shocky had to be a completely
assembled and functional car....and with only a little time left, I was
really starting to worry.
And the interior of him wasn't any better.....except for the back seat
which had remained untouched for the most part. Everything on the
shelves still needed to go back onto him and of course the welding
wasn't done yet....
The night before Shocky's appointment for the inspection, I
arrive at Bug Aid around 6:00 after work, to assist in what has become
a race against time..... Shocky has his new front end finally
attached, but nothing else in the engine bay and the interior is still
torn apart. What I don't have pictures of, but you can see in the
above pic is the wiring is not in place. None of it. And
so, we begin a long night:
I leave Bug Aid around 11:00 that night, with Shocky not being all that
put back together. The night is still young according to
Bug Aid and so I leave with the promise of a completed Shocky Jr. by
the time I arrive back there tomorrow to drive him to the Washington
State Patrol so he can be inspected.