Prior to arriving I had made a Summit order of suspension parts and had them delivered to Dave. He had kindly managed to get 90% of the bush kit pushed in.Bryce gave him a hand to finish and assemble. Was told to get steering in so car would be easy to load and unload.Had a fun day , even managed to get addicted to Mountain Dew. I blame the humidity .
Headed back to Indianapolis so as to visit the Indy 500 speedway and museum . So cool driving under the track to get to the museum . Most impressive, so many cars and memorabilia . Could have spent hours there.Brought couple of t-shirts. Lack of clean shirts was a high chance being a boys trip.
Off to U-haul for our 5.30pm pick up of the truck and trailer. Was going to do this Sunday but getting lost on Friday changed our plans. Paper work went well, a drivers licence and credit card were the main requirements. Got a super low mileage truck so less chance of breakdown. On seeing the 15 ft truck we were both wondering what the hell I had got us into, way bigger vehicle than either of us had driven. Yard guy attached the trailer and left us to it. We did have one small problem, still had the rental car and only one Navman and both of us needed a co-pilot.
Put car on trailer , drive to Hotel near airport, unload car and return it to airport , then get hotel shuttle back to hotel. Easy, yea right. Car front skirt get damaged on front of trailer so had to back it on. I was nervous about getting on major road so had to fight Navman all the way to the hotel, and night fall was upon us. Think we finally hit the hay at 11pm.
The BIG day had arrived, got away early to Greensburg, beautiful town, found a Walmart to get supplies ( food, chilli bin, tie downs), and then arrived at Dave's gate. He backed the trailer as I was still a rookie. Where to start
, so many parts hidden in every corner. Plan was to use 4 pallets . Engine/ trans on one, diffs on another , and 2 for boxes . Plus all other parts in the back where. ever they could fit. MASSIVE day, arrived at 10.30 am and left at 10.30 pm. Loaded car in the dark with torches . Huge thanks to Dave and his wife for everything they did, new friends for life. Big thanks to my mate who gave it 100% all day.
Had no where to stay yet so headed into town . Found nice hotel, guy on front desk must have taken one look at us and felt sorry for us, gave us Government employee discount. Shower and lights out. Didn't sleep well as I kept hearing noises outside thinking someone was stealing my car. Mind was racing with doubts .