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Smartin

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  1. The tires on the 62 are from 2012, and don't look great.  Likely will be buying tires before Spring...any idea what looks stock or what is correct?

     

    There is an 8.00x15 spare in the trunk that really looks original.  And it has what appears to be about a 1" whitewall.  Curious if that's what it came with.

  2. I should be good on front end and brake parts.  Mostly little electrical things that are plaguing the car.
     

    The carpet came today...so I ripped out the seats.  Found a couple small-ish holes at the front toe board corners...and ca couple spots next to the front doors that are not pretty.  I’m just going to ignore them.  Carpet is installed now.

     

    I’ll be talking with my upholstery guy to see if we can rebuild the foam in the existing lower front and back seats.  And searching for a matching green dye to get the color back into the fabric and door panels.

     

    headliner has seen better days too.

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  3. It has been painted, and I can see several of the typical areas where cars rust are bubbling.  Bottoms of quarters and a few spots on the doors.  It's really nice 15 footer.

     

    I think the inner seat foam was just dry/brittle...and the last owner must have used the back seat a bunch, and it just crumbled to the floor.  The same issue with the front seat.  My HOPE is to kind of surgically remove the seat covers and rebuild the foam, then reinstall the covers.  The seat fabric is in pretty good shape....just dirty.

  4. The tube that is to be welded is stationary and does not spin.  So welding it should post no issue for balance.  The propeller/drive shaft is INSIDE this tube.

     

    To weld this properly, you have to take it apart.  It should be clear on which way it goes back together.  Clean the metal and lay a big fat bead around the outside of the tube.  Then put it back together.

     

    If you try to weld it in while it's in the car, you run the risk of burning/melting the shaft seal...because it is right there at the break.

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