I bought all four bumpers that I was missing from Kirk Evans, all done in fiberglass. I'm going to do something like this, either in black or silver like he has:
Sunday, July 17, 2011
There are dozens of missing parts. It was funny that I could list a lot of them when I bought the car, but I can list a whole bunch more. Luckily, I was able to get most of the really important parts, including the glass and the suspension. However, little parts like the dash vents are missing. For example, when I bought the car, I thought that the following parts were missing:
at 3:34 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I purchased #1998 around the first part of February 2011. The previous owner rebuilt the suspension between 2007 and 2011, but didn't include many pictures.
This is what the car looked like when I bought it. The carbon fiber hood isn't my favorite part of the car, but at least it had a hood. Notice that the wheels are on the car. The suspension was rebuilt and installed on the car. The Koni adjustable shocks were rebuilt and painted. To see more, click "read more" below.
at 5:23 PM
Friday, July 15, 2011
The steering rack was completely rebuilt, with a new bronze bushing and new end boots. I found out just recently that the right side boot is now leaking. I have a lovely slick of gear oil all over below the A-arm. Fabulous. I called the previous owner, and he said that it was probably just a bad boot.
Here's a fuzzy picture of the rack disassembled and awaiting reassembly. The previous owner said that there wasn't any wear on the parts. He just wanted to replace the nylon bushing with a better oilite bronze bushing.
The front spindle shaft looks okay, but I can't really tell if it's pitted. The bearings are installed on this axle and can mess up the axle if they get damaged, lock up, and spin on the axle. Rust and corrosion can also be an issue.
at 7:56 AM
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I've combined two sets of pictures since the first set was a whopping 3 pictures long, mostly pictures of the same thing.
The front A-arm being relieved of a bushing in April, 2007.
Finished passenger side wheelhouse, May 2007.
View under the car showing a painted undercarriage.
Finished driver side wheelhouse.
Overall rear shot. The decklid is still the '74 ribbed decklid.
View of engine compartment with filled and smoothed wheelhouses.
Driver side overall picture.
at 7:49 AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I've been on vacation and away from this blog, so it's been a while. No shortage of stuff to show or talk about, just a lack of time, honestly.
Undercarriage being sealed
Coolant tube areas sealed.
Front suspension, unrebuilt and looking tired & old.
The previous owner was a machinist, and there's not much doubt that he fabricated the bushing removal tools seen here.
at 7:45 AM