Monday, October 24, 2011

FINALLY!!!!!!

I finally got that damned Bronco up, running and registered.
Actually, it wasn't that big a deal, it just needed a few things. So I went down to the DMV in Turlock this morning and had it tagged, then swung by and picked up Lisa, then went and filled the tank for the very first time to the tune of $93.50 which means that the tank of gas cost me $6.50 less than the truck did.
Then we went to the car wash, burning approximately a quarter of a tank to get there at 12 mpg. Hell, I think it takes a gallon just to start it.

But you can tell by the pics that I'm already making plans to steal it for my Coyotemobile, huh?

But basically all I need to do to it is get the spare tire rack back on it, paint it, and mount some decent off-road tires.
I was thinking about a tan paint job (to hide the dust better) but Lisa pointed out that it has a blue interior and therefore blue is the color it needs to be. Fuck, I didn't even notice what color it was inside.
Whattya think, guys? Tan or blue? Or maybe the same paint scheme?

20 comments:

BillyBob said...

How about a nice desert camo? Maybe even digital?

drjim said...

Hmmm....blue interior, huh?
I'd say either get painted the same, or maybe all blue or all white.

PISSED said...

Cool... good for you!

BillyBob said...

A K&N air filter may get you another few miles per gallon, plus a little horsepower increase.

Bella said...

What's wrong with repainting it the same colors? Looks real nice. Rock chips will show the underneath colors with time. Or peach...I like the color peach...

rpm2day said...

Camo, definitly camo. Paint it peach and me and the boys will drive to modesto and "request" your man card!

Deb said...

I was holding out until I saw Bella pitching in.

If you don't like peach, what about amethyst? That would go real perty with the blue interior. It would show the dust, but that's a sign of a working vehicle. No one wants a ky-OH-tee hunter with a shiny truck.

wirecutter said...

What the fuck is amethyst?

drjim said...

Purple....kinda.

Toaster 802 said...

Go with a grey based camo. Blue insides blend close enough...

Or do a blue based urban camo. Or a crip based "straight out of Compton" tag cammo.

Or go all out and paint it a flame out fuschia with a pink boa headliner. It attracts coyotes.

wirecutter said...

And you know this how?
Jim, Jim, Jim......

wirecutter said...

Oh shit.....

drjim said...

yuk-yuk!
When I was a kid, several centuries ago, I used to collect rocks, and when I was in High-School, I actually considered becoming a Geologist for a while.

Then I took Chemistry, and, well.....

Bella said...

Fuschia, now that would be some purdy.

Bryn, UK said...

I'm staying out of the colour scheme debate, but may I suggest you look at a LPG dual-fuel conversion?
I know your petrol is still relatively cheap over there, but LPG halved the running costs on my last petrol car (I'm on diesel now - 50mpg family car...).
California should offer some sort of incentive for LPG, as it is a 'greener' fuel.

dhanna59 said...

KEN, ignition tune up time. Get premium quality new coil,rotor and cap,wires and platinum plugs. You could also order a new distributor coil shaft with MPG upgrades from like K&M, etc. Also either run a few tanks of injector cleaner or buy new injectors that get better MPG. Front end alignment after rotation and balance and allthis will get you back up to around 21 MPG. ISYN. D.

Caspian said...

Tan - you only see the blue when you are inside

Nice ride

drjim said...

Bryn, if he decides to spend the money on a fuel conversion, he'd be better off with propane. It's extremely easy to get propane here in the States, and harder to get LPG.

Lester Bee said...

Don't think the blue fiberglass will paint.

Bella said...

Magenta Debs, that's the color!!!
Doubt that coyotees are color blind, but I'm hoping that Wirecutter is. LOL!
Kisses Kenny, Bella