After cleaning it was time to get to work on the car. On the first day of icy roads last week, our red car had a very long slide and a very slow-speed collision with a signpost. It's amazing the damage from such a light impact. It broke the headlight and dinged the bumper and readjusted the hood, grill and fender 1-2 cm each, enough to put everything out of whack.
|Trondheim Bil Demontering|
The drive out took me through a construction zone. There are construction zones everywhere. Two years ago Trondheim received a ton of money in what was called an "Environment Pack" to pay highway, tunnel and bicycle routes within and around Trondheim. They've been digging a tunnel under our house, they've been widening the freeway, they've set in bike lanes and bridges, and it's generally looked like an awful mess everywhere. However progress is going very quickly and when it's all done in 2014, it's going to be very nice and very easy to get places. So, there is hope.
At home I banged away at the car, happy to be working outside on this gorgeous afternoon. I had some trouble getting the old light out and the new light in – the shape of the opening changed in the impact and nothing fits right. But with a hammer and a hacksaw, a little creativity and a lot of perseverance, the light is fixed and the car is legal again... if a little bit wonky.
|Headlight removed, new light going in|