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23 hours ago, Specalist John said:

Hello Kosage...I've been checking you out..I have NADINE at the Beauty Shop, I have to finish it for my Dad. With his passing away few weeks ago REALLY put a fire in me 

Man John.  I really hate to hear that and I extend my condolences to you and your Fam.  
 

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I haven't posted much lately, but I have been working on the parts car.  Mainly, working on whole new set of crates for the engine20210203_165618.thumb.jpg.fb6d1dfcb2c7018495a44fae3e5238a3.jpgand a dolley for the transmission.20210203_165624.thumb.jpg.56399a09b58de5d435c023779f5062db.jpg I then moved back to removals.  Here's something I thought was interesting.  Whoever drove this car decided to bypass the original temp gauge and installed a temp gauge from a 54 Roadmaster or Super and installed it where the original clock goes.20210203_165701.thumb.jpg.8a003fe5e76ce6e6bc9ea86c010ac600.jpgWhen I looked at the original temp gauge, I could see the the tubing line had been either broken or cut.  Here's some of the progress I am making on the parts car.20210203_182109.thumb.jpg.a28136d4e09b6795446038063345be58.jpg20210203_182119.thumb.jpg.3519872406c6c6222ca62c6944789771.jpgMy hope is to get this parts car fully parted out by the spring.

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After a brief haitus, I was able to get back on the parts car.  Got the dash out.20210205_182631.jpg.3db75c604a0812b39a43945e2f21733b.jpg20210205_182613.jpg.a9e6108bb99e69468e81d5a128d7c35f.jpgI also got the hood off.  The springs were challenging to get off.  It took a lever, hook and chain to do the job.  Then, after unbolting, I laid the hood on a slopping 2 x 4 and carefully slid it towards the front of the car until I was comfortable enough to pick it up and move it.20210404_195242.jpg.2c3102d07001aebae514787188cf0fd4.jpg20210404_200146.jpg.46988d21203f8ea2d445466af26d517d.jpgThe rear seat is out and the front seat is unbolted.  I will worry about how to get it out later.  Transmission will probably next.

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On 4/5/2021 at 9:57 PM, Kosage Chavis said:

After a brief haitus, I was able to get back on the parts car.  Got the dash out.20210205_182631.jpg.3db75c604a0812b39a43945e2f21733b.jpg20210205_182613.jpg.a9e6108bb99e69468e81d5a128d7c35f.jpgI also got the hood off.  The springs were challenging to get off.  It took a lever, hook and chain to do the job.  Then, after unbolting, I laid the hood on a slopping 2 x 4 and carefully slid it towards the front of the car until I was comfortable enough to pick it up and move it.20210404_195242.jpg.2c3102d07001aebae514787188cf0fd4.jpg20210404_200146.jpg.46988d21203f8ea2d445466af26d517d.jpgThe rear seat is out and the front seat is unbolted.  I will worry about how to get it out later.  Transmission will probably next.

I saw a post with photo that showed flat washers thick enuff that they had to be tapped between coils when the hood was up to keep the spaces open lowering the hood somewhat let the extended springs off the hook so to speak.

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Some more updates on the parts car.  I am making progress, just not at the pace I'd like to go.  I finally was able to access the under seat heater and I was pleasantly surprised by it's condition.20210407_165841.jpg.f723964a4f5bf686d664f36786912865.jpg20210408_185422.jpg.97b2a959eaa8536cc71af175627f0e95.jpgThe heater core is actually in better shape than the one from my main car.20210408_185427.jpg.24061fc73152dca67ec3d6447bf1330d.jpgI also found a couple of small documents underneath the front seat.20210407_165941.jpg.97f147e2ee3dcd03c9029213c74d7747.jpg20210407_165951.jpg.48250873535c96bb35bb535b38552c4b.jpgOne looks like a time card from someone's job and then an inspection form.  Looks like this car spent most of it's life in Elizabeth City, NC.  Also, I got the transmission out and placed on it's roller.20210412_165814.jpg.902bec790be29d62ac87dca3896c33b0.jpg20210412_165825.jpg.b81efca6267d923e22729f4845e4f0b2.jpgGot the steering column off with a bit of trail and error, and a little help from my friends here on this forum.20210508_211629.jpg.2b515bfac8abbbd720f7342ecf155313.jpgAnd finally, I was able to remove the steering gear assembly.20210511_183351.jpg.34788a0d74375c4d2c5e3bcd7ae189fd.jpg20210511_183403.jpg.95cbe3fd6acf43cdaf3962752faf1777.jpg20210511_183422.jpg.252e507cc1e9c1e3d51e17092ae3cb36.jpgThat Pittman arm is a huge "B" to get off.  The car is getting close to being finished.  I can't wait to make some room in the workshop and get started back on the main car.

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Major step taken today.  Got the rest of the doors off and was ready to remove body from frame.20210515_181437.jpg.2c257045e47065c8351e95e9e0c2443d.jpgDon't know if I will ever need these, but retained them anyway.20210515_162242.jpg.f77f20515188bbb3317aa527e377dba5.jpgI don't have a car lift yet, so I had to improvise with what I had...some old school jacks, a couple of work horses and 2 x 4's.  Don't laugh.20210515_201806.jpg.ed040b6d217b18d81f06d8be548c7ce8.jpgI was extremely careful, but almost dropped it.  Regained stability and cleared it from the frame. 20210515_202240.jpg.e5db2a01c55a28869535f66bf2c567ce.jpgI knew that a decent gust of wind would knock the body down, so I went ahead and started to lower it back to the ground.  I lowered the back end with no problem.  Then when I tried to lower the front end, the body fell straight to the ground.  No worries.  It's getting scrapped anyway.  However, I will definitely NOT use this method on my main car.  Now I need to tear down the frame. 20210515_210640.jpg.8b32ed93950bf1e6eda69211e7eaa990.jpg

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