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  • 2 weeks later...
On 9/26/2020 at 1:31 PM, lancemb said:

Wow, must have been a clean car to have gotten them all off in one piece!

Yes, the ones below the body was in good shape, the front under the radiator support was bad and the 2 fronts on body mounts was bad.

All in all the car was in very good shape. No accidents, minor rust, etc. 

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The paintshop takes a bit more time than I thought. However it allows more time to work on parts that still needs to get done.

Been working on the heater, brake pedal mechanism, master cylinder.

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The master cylinder plug was very difficult to get out. Looks like Fusick has a complete kit to overhaul the master cylinder and booster.

 

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The master brake cylinder and booster is all cleaned and ready for rebuild. Parts ordered.


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The stearing wheel has a lot of cracks. Never done a steering wheel before. I was not precise enough with the epoxy so I got some sanding to do 😀

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I also found the horns. They also need some attention 🙂1828258741_1957horn.thumb.jpeg.e92c631af2dcd73d2e8b9ed96d510716.jpeg

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Been awhile since last update, but I have not been too lazy 🙂

Cleaned all the stainless trim, fixing dents, etc. polish will come later. Have to borrow the polishing equipment from a friend.

A couple of dents are too difficult for me, so I have asked a pro to fix them.

 

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I also digged out all the interior metal trim parts.

It's amazing so many punching tools the factory used back in the day, to fabricate all the unique parts.

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 I thought I found all the medium blue interior metal parts and had delivered them at the paintshop. Then looking for other parts in my garage these pops up 😲

So many parts to keep track of 😊 I actually also belived I had all chrom parts in control, but more parts that needs chroming.

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The paintshop is very busy so my car had to wait for a '58 Limited Coupe getting painted.

They are on it but it will take another 3 to 4 weeks before it's ready to pickup.

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2 weeks ago it was finally ready to be picked up.

I'm really happy with how the two colors match, best thing however is my wife is too 😀

I simply had to put some shiny stuff on it, so the handles and emblem's on the decklid got to go first.

Fenders will be removed so I have easier access to the firewall.

I also picked up the last pieces from the plating company.

 

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