POST-OPA local dude who paints many resoration projects got his hands on the brat.Check out the dent free roof! Sparkle, Sparkle!I was planning for the black outlined stripe, but thepainter mis-understood me. now i have the starsky/hutch thing going on, but i like it as much as i would have liked the blackAs of now it has no muffler, and i'm kind of growing attached to that fact. sounds like a farm truck. Work upgrades;10/27; the "brat"wurst hasn't been starting well recently (crap) so i parked her and was driving the Chevy ('98 GMC sierra x-cab 5.7L Shortbed auto) for a while until thursday. She would kind of crank but not turn, dash lights came on, so i asked the expert..Joe, said the problem on the nose. pulled the ignitor, pulled out the plunger, those little copper L shaped connectors were about 1/16 what they should have been. Joe says they were the were the worst he'd ever seen and he is a scooby/toy vet!! So there was no actual circuitry for the ignitor to, well, work.11/2; Gas gauge is primitive, and i know that. I was watching it for a while instead of the road, and i have a quarter tank more gas going up a hill than down. that drives me crazy, because i can't park level at my house. anywhere. And some guy in a '90 F-250 made me roll down my window to make me an offer. yay.11/6; Drove the brat up to Wayne Allard's office (senator) for a congressional interview for AFA, saw a stealth STi, and i was almost late to my appt because i flipped a bitch to park and check it out. The thing was shaved, w/ regular WRX wheels and seats, but he left the stenciled intakes on the front and the stenciled air cleaner visible under the hood.. if the owner of this vehicle in loveland reads this, please post, that thing is sick! People driving by laughed at me for wearing a suit and driving a brat, must expect something more redneck.. what they don't know! ha!11/9; i can hear the failing axle better now than i have been able to in a while. it sounds like a stick is caught in the right front fender everytime i turn. and i can smell it..12/1; Tailight is out and i am driving the Rice killer RX. that thing is solid.