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Thread #54477   Message #3003883
Posted By: GUEST,Guest, KaraokeSC
10-Oct-10 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
Subject: RE: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
There are two separate actions here. "Shot a coat of primer," and "looked inside." Of course the primer is to change the apearance of the outside of the car - make it plain and inconspicous. As a hot-rodding mechanic will say, "Looked inside" is the next critical step for the car - looking inside the engine compartment - this is confirmed by the next line: "him and my uncle tore that engine down."