22 September2017 3 days work on the Volvo coming up. Friday public holiday - our 7th of the month. Oh there's a catch my wife is away I'm informed I have to return home each night to feed the fur kids each morning and night. I have to return to Kuala Lumpur each night and drive back up each morning. Wake up late for the long drive to IPOH. The 190k takes me 90 minutes there is not much traffic people have no money left to travel lol. The factory is open and working when I arrive at 8.10am. My goals for the next 3 days are the knee pads finish. The speaker panels mount and sand and ready for powder coating. The door panels mount and ready for powder coating. First the kneepads. Damn one has gone missing. The template is found and the old kneepad but the alloy cutout is gone I hav e to make another. Fark no guillotine its been under repair for some 4 weeks. I cut it out by hand and then the old console plate and the gear lever cover. I then get help with the bender and they bend up the speaker panels and the knee pads. Then the knee pads are welded up. At the end of the day I also get given the air conditioning compressor the air cond workshop gave it back to them unable to get the parts to make it work can I get the parts. What sort of air cond shop is this? The left side kneepage welded up ready to mount. The right side knee pad is ready to mount I had to chop the steering wheel part out and make it 2 parts instead. Old console cover cut out. However the rivnuts are IMPERIAL I cannot find nice bolts to fit. I might have to drill and retap. I have the door panel the little end cap bent and need to file it down still down. I have the other door panel the little end cap it bent and filed down and now it fits perfectly. I have the rear door locks to sand down and some welding needs to be added there is stress cracks in the alloy from over bending. The speaker panels are bent up ready to trial fit. The centre console has been alkaline cleaned and powdercoated and looks ace. Then the long drive home. I floor it and arrive in KL 80 minutes later including a refuel lol. The smallest furkid gets her special food with guard on the ironing board to stop the others stealing it.