Hey everybody, sorry its taken me over a month to get a rhythm going here. Tons of things have been going on. Here’s a quick rundown:
- 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic
- Front steering and suspension replaced
- CV Axles replaced
- Front and rear pads and rotors (and one stubborn caliper replaced)
- Brake bleed
- Front wheel hub install
- New Torsion keys
- New tires
- New upper and lower control arms
All of this work took place over 2 or 3 exhausting weeks and several trips to the alignment shop. I’ll be completely honest, it was exhausting and kicked my butt. The week before I took on all the truck work, I overwhelmed myself and got super anxious about creating all of the content to go along with all of those fixes and ended up focusing on getting the work done and not doing any filming. All in all, I think I bit off more than I could chew.
BUT! There are some new great developments. I’ve realized my limitations now, I’ve picked up some better and easier to use gear, and I’ve learned that I just need to slow down and break all of this down into smaller, digestible parts. This means more frequent posts and videos and a more consistent stream of content for everybody while I learn to scale up, automate as much as I can and focus on creating high quality content without stressing myself out about all of this. At the end of the day, I want to document the fun (and struggles) I have with these projects, not feel overwhelmed by them. I’ve set some lofty goals, and know I just need to knock them out in smaller bite size chunks to be successful.
I purchased a 2008 Volkswagen GTI from CoPart auto auctions and trailered it home to my new storage space/ garage! The plan is to get it up and running (it runs, but there’s a coolant hose that is giving me all sorts of fits), and then setting it up as a rally car for RallyCross! I know I’m knee deep in projects already and adding another one seems daunting, but variety is the (pumpkin) spice (latte) of life, right? Stay tuned for some storage space/ garage and 2008 GTI videos.
Thanks for joining me on this journey!