If you look at the date on this post, and the date of my last post, quite some time has passed. For those of you that support me, I’m sorry. A lot of life has happened in between the two posts, and a lot of life is still happening. As much as I want to be at home wrenching, I am out serving my country. Not being able to work on cars has made me realize how much I truly do love it. It’s all I can think about. Since I haven’t been able to physically work on my cars, I’ve been focusing my attention to planning the builds and bringing content to The Broken Clutch.
A lot has changed in my garage since my last post. I no longer have the Saab. I wanted to fix her, but I could not find an affordable,working transmission in my area. After about a year of searching, I ended up donating her to a children’s hospital. Saab’s truly are amazing cars, and I am hoping to some day have another one to wrench on. My Ford was also totaled when I got rear-ended. I currently have Old Faithful as my daily driver, my GMC Sierra. I also picked up three new projects: an 84 BMW 6 Series, an 88 Jeep XJ and a 96 Chevy C2500. My total for all three cars was $2000, so they’re going to need some work.
I have a lot planned for these cars and I am looking forward to creating content for the site during the builds. My plan for Old Faithful is to retire her as my daily driver and to build the C2500 into daily driver condition. That will be my main build when I get home. My plan for the XJ is to build it for Overlanding. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the Jeep, I know I didn’t want a big rock crawler or mud bogger, but I did want some kind of 4×4 action. After some research I came across Overlanding and just fell in love with the thought of traveling and camping out on unpaved roads. My plans for the BMW is to restore it to original and give it to a family member who has fallen in love with the car.
When I get home I plan to take you through step by step each part of the build and provide tutorials not only through YouTube videos, but through blog posts like I did with the Saab. It’s a tall order, 3 project cars. But I have used my free time to find a way to be more productive and effective in builds. The Chevy will be first, because I want her as my daily. After that I will turn my attention to the XJ. During both of these builds, I will be doing little work here and there on the BMW.
It’ll be a while before I am able to start this new endeavor, but stick around, you won’t be disappointed. Until next time BC Tribe, take it easy, but get shit done.