There is a huge jump from 1989 when I started the rebuild until 2003 when I finally got my freedom and no longer had a mortgage & 4 kids to pay for. I met Anne-Marie in 2002 and in 2003 I moved to Broken Hill to start my new and much better life. I bought myself a decent car trailer and transported the Satellite to the Hill. I got onto a retired panel beater who started work on the body and had it in primer "ready to paint" We moved to paradise (Batemans Bay) in January 2004 and rented for 12 months until we found and bought a house with a decent driveway and a garage.
I had bought myself a great little D5N truck powered by a 318 and drove to Broken Hill and picked up my baby. I came home via the Tamworth Chrysler show where I had numerous people asking if it was for sale as it looked like a project for sale.
Got home and started to organise parts from the States to help with the rebuild. I also had a standard bore 1972 440 and 727 that my mate Bob had fitted to a VH Hardtop that I bought off him back in 1999 that needed a freshen up.