Things are starting to move at pace. This weekend I was able to finish both the driver & passenger torque box replacement as well as geting the driver side trunk floor welded into place. All the photographs are in the underway projects section for those that are interested.
Easter gave me three days to work on the car so quite a few things got done. I was able to reinstall the steering column and associated firewall gastkets, reinstall the speedo cable, replace the brake light switch and joy of joys reassemble the rear end. Happy Easter 🙂
Today was a good day. I beat my 10 year old at swingball and also managed to weld in the trunk brace & passenger framerail repair panel. All I need to do to finish the trunk is tweak the trunk floor and then weld it in. It feels like I’ve reached a pretty big milestone,Continue reading “Major milestone reached…”
So for St Patricks day I spent hours tweaking the drivers side torque box before finally getting it welded in. It’s not pretty and I only fitted half of it but I’m confident it will add some stability to the car.
So my grand plan of patching up the rust in the rear torque boxes has turned into a full blown torque box/frame rail replacement (or at least some of the rail). The rust was pretty bad so for safety I’ve decided to replace them both. Annoyingly the only supplier of the parts I need isContinue reading “A dose of reality…”
I started cleaning up the diff in readiness for painting today. Loads of surface rust but did find the original red oxide colour and the factory painted “8”. I think I also have a bad axle seal on the passenger side, so I’ll be adding that to the list of things to do! Oh –Continue reading “Sanding and more sanding…”
The replacement of the rear section of the drivers side frame rail is complete. The welding went well and I couldn’t be happier 🙂 – On to the passenger side now.
Made a start on the drivers side rear frame rail replacement today. Everything rusty is out and the new parts are being tweaked to fit – Photographs can be seen in the Reconditioning the trunk section via the Projects page.
Today was a good day. I was able to remove the leaf springs & differential. This allows me to crack on with the rear frame rail splicing & trunk floor replacement. I’m aiming to get started on that in the next few days. I’ve added a Painting the differential page to the projects page asContinue reading “Rear end work!”
Finally getting around to blog what I’m doing on the car. Check out the projects page for a full list! I’ll try and add regular blog posts…