Ok, no more pictures of Bunny parts.
At least for now.
I've said in the past that I had really become tired of driving my little 25 year old slug of a car around. It's very slow, has ZERO creature comforts (you even have to adjust the heater temp by lifting the hood), and to most its looks are laughable.
I've changed my mind. This car is going to go forever, and I'm going to help it.
A few weeks ago I fell into the Vortex.
There I found a group of people that actually covet
these little Rabbits, collecting and restoring them. The diesels aren't looked down on, either! I went there initially to get some tips and tricks for some rather involved maintenance I had to do, and ended up inspired to make my little yellow Bunny into a restoration project. I had initially planned to restore a first generation Chevy Blazer, but that could easliy run $15-20,000 and above. Rabbits are cheap. Mine still has all the original bits so that makes things even easier.
I will probably end up with a fleet of these things and will modernize them all except the the yellow one I have now. It is sort of special to me and others in my family. It originally belonged to a very dear uncle of mine who has passed away. I'm the second owner. As of this writing the car has about 530,000 miles. I'm going to make this one just like it was when Uncle Russ picked it up new ( from the Port of Vancouver no less, never saw a dealership) back in 1979. I've already begun the quest for the parts I will be needing, and am learning that the search for these oddball pieces is almost as fun as the actual work of restoring a vehicle.
So laugh if you must, but I like my little Bunny. It's paid for, super cheap to feed, and I know how to work on it so repair bills will never be an issue. So there.