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Monday, January 9, 2012

Rolling Thunder!!

Finally off of the rotisserie, she's a roller!  In desperate need of shop space, we pressed hard to get suspension, steering and brakes completed.  Now she gets moved to the garage for the rest of the restoration, and that shop space will be utilized for the cabinet business.  Sigh!  Someday, I hope to build a new building which will house the business and this shop will become the car shop, again.  But for now, we'll make do as we can. 

This last picture shows the tape removed, and the rest of the black on the skeleton.

The following picture is a request.  We still need to find one more of these smaller, armrests, ivory in color.  The one on the bottom is not useable, as it is cracked, and broken.  Just need the plastic bottom part, not the stainless.


 This driver door had 12 bullet holes in it, along with this bad spot in the top corner.  Instead of leading these in, I decided to put in a patch, weld it in, then lead out the inconsistencies.

 And the door mounted, ready for paint after a final blocking.

Some of the hard parts waiting to be painted.

Sometime in the next week or two, we'll be plumbing the hydraulic lines for the top and windows.  The rubber conduit came from Steele Rubber Products.  The rubber lines were supplied by Dale Cooper and the rest of the fittings and the lines came from our local Napa.  Almost unbelievably, there is nearly 100' of tubing to run for top and windows.

And a shot of the inside of the driver door.  Painted, waiting for the internal hardware to be installed.

More to come, shortly!!  I'll try and do a better job of posting regularly now that we're making some good visual progress.  


Michael J. Sandberg said...

Thank you for the update, it is looking great. I know that I am just one of many enjoying your project, so keep up the good work :o)

Unknown said...

Russell hope you've been well. See the car stuff is good for keeping the old blood pressure in check.I'd like you to give me an estimate on some kitchen cabinets and window shutters at your convieniance. Call to get the specs. 210-685-8800 Thanks . friend of Phil Hall...mark