Posts Tagged ‘Nissan Z car’

Clearing out the Parking Lot

Boot City has a LOT of cars. Our property strongly resembles a parking lot. In the interest of cleaning up and also getting some $$$$ we had a little car washing and photography session recently. Boot City is motivated to sell his 1972 Datsun Z car so I was happy to help get ready to get RID of the thing!

DIRTY Datsun

DIRTY Datsun

The car has been parked by our house for a few months and is COVERED in tree gunk. Sticky and gross!

Dirty dirty Datsun

Dirty dirty Datsun

We had to move it from the house to wash it, which gave Boot City an opportunity to put his big tractor to work. He LOVES his John Deere!

Cars that don't run get towed

Cars that don’t run get towed

Boot City put me in charge with the outside cleaning and he would clean the motor. Probably a good idea since I’m pretty sure I would mess something up on the car if I were to be put in charge of spraying a jet of water at the motor. I was moving the hose around and getting my bucket of soapy water ready when I heard lots of screaming and shouting behind me. Sadly I wasn’t quick enough to get my camera out in time to capture Boot City running and screaming away from the car as a hive of wasps came furiously out from under the hood where they had evidently been happily living until their untimely disturbance.

The not so friendly hive of wasps living in the Datsun

The not so friendly hive of wasps living in the Datsun

I happily got my jet sprayer and removed the nest from the car. We had been seeing the red wasps around for a while, but had never really taken the time to find their nest. Hopefully now they will be gone for good. But in reality they will probably move into the car parked next to where the Datsun had been living. Sundae the kitten participated in the wasp removal by eating the remains of their nest. Gross, but good kitty!

Evidently wasp nests are a tasty treat for kittens

Evidently wasp nests are a tasty treat for kittens

After the wasp incident we got to work with the washing. Thankfully the guck came off quite easily and didn’t require a tremendous amount of elbow grease. It actually looks pretty good when clean, if I do say so myself!

Almost completely clean

Almost completely clean

Once the outside was cleaned and ready Boot City got some rags to clean the inside for photos. He’s posted LOTS of cars on Ebay so is really good at prepping and photographing the cars. Guzzi enjoys helping and advising car cleaning.

Guzzi the automotive advisor

Guzzi the automotive advisor

Now Boot City is working hard on his Ebay post. Keep your fingers crossed that some Datsun aficionado falls madly in love with our 1972 Z car and that it finds a new home quickly.