Tom Petty probably imported a JDM.


The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

When last we heard from the Paj-Evo she was being put on a truck, and heading northwest-ish from Hiroshima to Tokyo/Yokohama. This took about 10 days, by the time it arrived in a storage area, and my overseas contact could get eyes on it. When he finally did, I began getting pics, via email. Many pics! 30 in all!

The news, at least visually, was all good.

The inspector’s report, if you recall from Part 1, mentioned some items of concern:

Inspector’s report:
interior dirty, steering wheel worn,
Driver seat dirty,
Power side-view mirror(-s) – doesn’t work,
Small Scratches on the body,
Front glass stone chip,
Rust on the underneath body.
! fun belt noise

The interior appeared to need a light vacuuming, the steering wheel needed a wipe, and the small scratches were comparable to something a year old over here in North America, from what I could (not) see. As for the “rust on the underneath body”? A little normal corrosion on the exhaust, but NOTHING ELSE worth even noting. Whew. That was my biggest concern, so now I could breath a little easier.

The “fun belt noise” was still there, and might require a new serpentine belt once I got it home?

Tires looked pretty worn, but I already had replacements in my garage.

There was some clear coat peeling on the plastic hood intake but that was the only real surprise. Overall, it appeared to be in excellent shape for a 19 year old vehicle.

But this brought us back to Tom and his Heartbreakers: it was time to hurry up and wait (again), while we got booked for passage on a RORO (roll on- roll off) cargo carrier ship, to make the trip across the Pacific.

The waiting is the hardest part.

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