So finally I got round to taking a picture of what I did at the weekend;
Hells yeah! I fit a CD player in Martha! Complete with speakers so I can actually use the thing 😉
Once I had figured out exactly what I needed, and had got round to buying them, it was relatively simple to install. The major problem was finding somewhere to put it. My first thought was under the passenger glove box, next to the cigarette lighter, but there is a lip on the underside, so although the bracket for the stereo would go on with no problem, the actual unit wouldn’t have fit in! My second thought was the shelf underneath the dashboard, but this has a round ‘lip’ so the bracket wouldn’t fit on there. I ended up getting another bracket (the kind you use for putting up shelves) and attaching that to the underside of the shelf so i could attach the stereo bracket!
The speakers fit into holes cut in the kickboard at either side of the dashboard as there is a convenient little hole in the bodywork there, however there is no picture as the cutting out was pretty messy! It all works though, which is the great thing!
After sorting this out, I was very excited as Steph & Cat, who I had ‘met’ online through the MMOCYM, were coming to visit!
My Pop Up Mechanic, Ashley, was going to have a look at Cat’s car, as he needed some work doing on him (the car, not Ashley), so after a bumpy start, involving spilled pancake syrup, stolen hash brown and breakdown recovery, the girls made it to Halesowen!
We had a trip to a curry house & then a night of dancing at Zombie Club (goth, anyone?!). It was a really great weekend, and as Steph put it ‘who knew my car would choose my friends?!’. It’s true! Having Martha had meant I have met some lovely people, and I am very much looking to National to meeting some more of my internet buddies!
On Sunday, Steph decided that the Bullring carpark was the perect place for an impromptu photoshoot;
You may notice the still missing bonnet flash in this picture, you may also be please do know that today I got the flash back, with the old bolt drilled out & re-threaded *joy*
Whilst in the Bullring, eating ice cream, we noticed the Shell Roadshow, being hosted by *drumroll* Quentin Wilson, or Top Gear & Fifth Gear fame!
We couldn’t resist, and the Minor Mafia cheekily asked for a quick pic!
It was an absolutely great weekend, and it was fantastic to meet people from the interwebs! I know for sure that Martha really has helped me gain some very special friends 🙂