hahahahaha fuck i find this hilarious cause this is usually what happens to me when i try to do something.. always make the job take twice as long.. except luckily the vsc disable switch was reletively easy if i wasn't colour blind and cut the wrong wire first...HOW THE F*****************CK DO I TIGHTEN THAT F************CKIN NUT FOR THE BALL CONNECTOR?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
so this is my story so far:
removed the torsion bars FIRST, i dont know if this was the right thing to do or not, but the trunk slammed on my knee (i knew it would come flying down, but as i was fighting so hard with the second torsion bar, my leg that was up to stop the trunk from falling fell out of place and the trunk came flying down).
had to have my roommate hold up the trunk for like half an hour while i drilled a hole for the ball connector (it took FOREVER because my drill could obviously not access that small area, so MY GOD was that a pain. i created a tiny hole by hammering a VERY pointy SCREW as hard as i could for a few minutes. THEN i created a slightly bigger hole by drilling will a DRILL BIT TIP FOR A SCREW. then i was finally able to put a 5/16" drill in at an angle).
so after a REALLY messed up knee and a nasty slice on my hand, i had a hole.
turns out the hole was WAY too far from the existing circular opening to ever try and get a nut tightened up there. now that i knew how to do it, though, it took my like 5 minutes to drill a new hole much closer to the circular opening. i then made my ORIGINAL hole MUCH bigger so i could stick one finger in there to be able to guide a washer and a nut to the right place (i used an angle-nosed plier to get the washer and nut thru the circular opening, and with one pinkie kinda guided it into place.
SO AFTER ALL THIS: my trunk alignment is off and the trunk doesnt close unless i slam it a few times (when i got my CWest body kit put on, my trunk didnt close easily anymore because of some tabs that were on the rear bumper, so i used to have to slam it anyways to close it.) but now i throw it almost as hard as i can and it doesnt close. only after a few tries it'll close, but i feel like im gunna brake something.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, 1) how do i get that nut locked in place without drilling TWO holes?
2) with the second lever in place, you think my trunk will lign up correctly again???