Congrats!! Which one of those guys are you? haha!
Thank you guys! As you all know, a 3S can be a love\hate relationship. But, it is great to see that all my hard work is appreciated.Looks really good...nice to see a clean 3s.. and original owner too...now thats 3s love!
Im kinda late but congrats and great story....kinda refurbishes my faith in mankindI've got a story for you. This story pretty much sums up why I choose to participate in a forum like 3Si. I recently did an under hood restoration recently. I started a thread logging all the parts with photos, how they are mounted, and all the associated bolts. I wanted to keep it as original as possible, with the exception of some serviceable components. Well, it not take long at all before I was getting a lot of helpful information on products\vendors, tips, and gotchas. I made a lot of new friends, in a very short period of time. I have met 6 new members in my area in person. And many others that live scattered across this nation.
Well, after publishing some of the last engine bay photos, one of the forum members suggested that I get an aluminium oil cap to finish off the engine bay. Something with a blue accent to set off the other blue components. I said that would be great and I moved on with the rest of our conversation when I had mentioned to one of them that I had to renew my drivers license when I went to get the car registered and inspected.
Well Granpa Poser and Djmba "conspired" a plan. They went about exchanging ideas, suppliers, design, material, colors, etc. I get a PM from GP telling me he sent something. Wouldn't say what. Now I like surprises, so I did not press him as to what it was.
Just that moment my wife walks in the house with the mail. Now the mail box is a central one, down the street (government cost cutting at its best). So, we do not get the mail every day. Not even every week. All my bills are paid on line so any mail is usually stuff I do not want or do not need anyway. But this a story unto itself for a later date.
I open the package and Granda Poser has enclosed an aluminum oil cap and a set of snap ring pliers for Djmba. GP remembered that Djmba was stuck one night trying to get his turbos back together and did not have the right snap ring pliers. I went to thank GP via PM and proceeded to contact Djmba to let him know that I would deliver them when I brought back a wiring harness and helped with his turbo upgrade later and meet Lunchbox too! Djmba had no idea that GP was going to gift him the snap pliers and I did not know they were a gift to Djmba until I spoke with Dj.
So thank you GP, Djmba, and everyone else on this forum that I have had the pleasure of befriending on this forum. You are why I am here.
I won't tell you how many times I have gone through the pictures.Haha Just when I was revisiting to take a 2nd look and was about to ask you about the oil cap before reading your story. I still went through each picture one by one like the first time =)