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About dalef62

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    Kiski Valley Region AACA
  • Birthday 03/20/1962

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  1. Yesterday was filled with stripping the old wiring harness from the body and removing bolts and clips and such. It is now ready for a major overhaul. And look what came in the mail yesterday, the brake parts and mounts. Unfortunately, some parts were not in the box that I ordered so a call was placed to the supplier, phone tag was the name of the game last night. I was missing the master cylinder, one wheel cylinder and 4 brake springs. Hopefully we can get that corrected and get the needed parts. The weather is to start warming up over the next few days so I hope to get a lot done to the body and chassis soon.
  2. Those brake lines are a PITA! When you go to connect the front ones and the rear lines to the ABS unit it might be easier to disconnect the lines you already put in from the Master cylinder... I hate doing those brake lines on those Chevrolet Trucks!!! I wish you luck! Dale
  3. Mount that body to the rotisserie and begin the final bodywork on that Continental! Are you sure that is not a real body there?
  4. I started working on the body as I wait for the brake parts. First thing I wanted to do was work on the grill area, there were several areas where the grill was cracked and waving in the breeze. The mig welder made short work of the cracks along with some grinding. Some dollie work to all the dents and bent areas and the grill area looks pretty good already. Next project on the body is either the floor area or the sides? And hopefully the brake parts will make it from the snowy east coast so I can finish up the chassis. Choices, choices...
  5. Looks awesome!!
  6. More parts fresh out of the powder coat oven! Still hot! First picture is the clutch and brake pedal arms and mount, second picture is the brake and clutch linkage, and the third picture is the bed latch pin brackets. I'm still waiting on the brake parts so I can get the brakes all buttoned up and the chassis back on the ground. Ted is probably still digging out from all the snow last week!
  7. Jim, Here are a few detailed pictures of the spring blocks. In the first picture you can see the spring mount unit with the block for the spring block tab towards the center. The second picture shows the notch in the spring mount shock mount, also towards the center of the vehicle. The third and forth are before and after paint, I didn't remove the shock mounts and the last picture is Alan's with the spring mounts installed correctly. The last picture is also of mine before major teardown.
  8. Jim, I think it is just the weight off the springs. If you look real close at the top rear axle mounts they are on the wrong side. The spring block pads are inboard instead of being outboard. And I believe they were installed that way from new. I didn't remove the shock mounts from the top mounts.
  9. Roger, I run the drums though the blaster one more time to clean up the remnants of rust remaining. The bearings have been removed and all the grease cleaned out prior to sandblasting and powder coating. The drums have now been powder coated (front drums still warm!) cast iron and now I wait for the wheel cylinders and springs to get the brakes buttoned up and the wheels. Then I can put it on the ground! Jim B. or any other Crosley guys, can you notice anything wrong with the rear axle mounts? Note, it is put together the same way is was torn apart!
  10. Thanks for all the positive comments, makes posting this all worth it. I do hope everyone enjoys all the restoration post that are on the AACA page. Hursst, I would love to bring it to a AACA show if one gets close to me once it is done. And the Blast goes on... Well sand blasting that is, on the brake drums, three done, one to go. Hope to get them powder coated today. They will be cast iron finished.
  11. AAAmazing!!!!!! Looking good Roger!
  12. Looking good!!
  13. Todays project was to install the rear axle. I got new nuts and lock washers for the rear axle U-bolts and put the rear axle in place and it bolted right up! I also installed the rear shock upper mounts, but the hardware didn't have enough of the bolts, so I have to get more at a later date. Now the FOR is ready for a brake job and drums and wheels. I am waiting on the parts from the Crosley supplier, he is digging out from all that snow the eastern shore got on Monday. It is so nice to see both axles on the chassis and know that it is so close to sitting back on the ground.
  14. A small milestone was reached yesterday afternoon, the chassis was flipped over and is now closer to the floor! Now to get the rear U-bolts ready to install the rear axle and the wheel cylinders and brakes installed. Then powder coat the drums and it will be rolling on the floor. I might make my goal of having it on the floor by the end of March! On the weather front, we were supposed to get 1-5" of snow over night but luckily we missed it and only got a dusting over night. It is snowing now but we missed the brunt of the big snow!!
  15. I am making progress on the chassis today. I installed the front axle and then installed the backing plate to the hubs. Then I installed the rear springs less a few nuts and lock washers. Soon I will have to flip the chassis over and lower it close to the ground as it will be too heavy to flip and lower if I put too much more on it. I am trying to figure out how I will support it till I get the rest of the suspension and wheels on it? I don't want to scratch the paint! I am happy with how the chassis is coming out!