New bird owner in KY
Greetings from Louisville.
I was referred to this section from another thread. I'd very much like to get more info and possibly join up with the KY Chapter.
I have a 97 Thunderbird LX V6. Its that super bright metallic blue color.
I'm in the process of making it road worthy again. If you've read any of my posts in the 3.8 and brake forum, you're aware of my current issues.
I took many automotive classes while in college, I know my way around cars and I'm not afraid of computers or electrical diagnoses. Although I do not yet know these cars specifically, I understand the general EFI and other related computer systems.
I used to manage a restoration bodyshop in Escondido, CA. We did complete frame off-every nut and bolt restorations on mainly 67-72 american muscle cars. My main interest is 68-72 Buick Skylark / GS cars, I was a walking shop manual for these things. While at this shop I learned a ton about the fine art of body work and paint. Although I have never done body work nor have I painted a car, I am familiar with the process and materials and will offer advice whenever its asked for. I did do a lot of finishing work, aka colorsanding and polishing. If you have orange peel that needs to go, I'm your man. And of course, other than running the shops operations I also did all the mechanical work, including full suspension rebuilds, brake assembly/upgrades, complete engine rebuilding (stock and custom), 100% of the vehicle wiring, including custom stereo installations, gauges, etc. A/C conversions, remote door poppers, etc etc etc etc.
I currently work as the sales manager of a used car lot in Louisville. Nothing glamorous but the owner sought me out through friends and made a good offer. And its proving to be quite an adventure.