Monday, 23 August 2010

Washing the NX and remembering why I like it...

So early last year I decided that rather than scrapping the NX or breaking it, I'd try and rebuild it. Hopes were raised, budgets were planned, and then...

Nothing.

Basically work, family, websites and a lack of spare cash all transpired to mean the poor Nissan has sat on my drive, not turning a wheel except to be pushed forwards or backwards if we need the room (At least the brakes don't seem to have seized yet!).

Every day I walk past guiltily - and it's got even worse now that the family car has been hit not once, but twice this year, and has assorted bodywork damage which could also do with some repairs.

At least I've finally had the time to start cleaning up both cars and working out exactly what needs doing, and what the best plan of attack will be - and I've given up some other hobbies in order to actually fund some progress. The biggest problems are that winter is coming, I don't have a garage, and I'm not entirely sure the NX is exactly watertight...

First job then, is to buy/find/steal/borrow a decent car cover from somewhere - anyone got any recommendations?

3 comments:

zoomdog said...

Dan
could have sworn I spotted a tarp in aldi or lidl recently ..

all failing all .. but there is always this http://www.jcwhitney.com/car-covers/c1309j1s17.jcwx
not sure on import tax but a good site . have bought from them and no issues on getting to my door

cheers zoom

Dan Thornton said...

Hey Zoom,
Cheers for the tip-off. Always a bit of a surprise to see other people reading this, considering my NX project has languished for a while!
The good news is that the engine is still solid, and all the aftermarket stuff is fine, so it's just a case of winning the lottery and getting the bodywork done...

Eric said...

Hi! I also had an NX and I love my car's interior a lot. I haven't replaced any of my car accessories since I bought it from a used cars (Santa Ana- based) store. But I heard that there are several shops who personalizes in NX stuff. You can try them if you want.