Saturday, January 29, 2011

The update on the car

Okay, okay. It's been a while. But, alas, I've been spending more time on the car than online. Seriously. I think I might be able to finish this project in spite of struggles, mine or otherwise.

The fuel tank is installed and the lines are connected. I have the rubber lip for the tank to be installed. I've had someone ship a new drivers' side door latch to replace the one the body shop (NuDeez Customs) forgot to put back in the car and subsequently lost. At $90 for a used part, it hurts, but alas, I gotta get this thing done.

I have the drivers' side exhaust panel installed.

I have the brake booster installed and I cleaned up the master cylinder. (Believe me, chrome rusts, and it is tough to clean up, but it does clean up. Not all master cylinders are the same, either, mine apparently has a smaller cylinder than what was in there originally. Or the parts stores rebuild kits are too large.)

I have the T-Top's trim cleaned up, polished, and installed.

I found that I am missing one of the brake lines that goes from the distribution block to the master cylinder, or I'd have those hooked up, too.

So, here is the list of things to finish :

  • Headlights
  • Fuel Tank protector (sits around the gas cap)
  • Transmission radiator installation
  • Hood
  • The last brake line, then bleed the brakes
  • Intake manifold
  • carburetor
  • distributor
  • Dynamat
  • Glass hardware cleanup
  • Door glass
  • Door panels
  • Fabricate 1/16" plate to house the shifter
  • carpeting
  • windshield
  • install the center console
  • install the ignition switch and alarm switch in the fender
  • install the dashboard
  • connect the emergency brake and speedometer cables
  • install the door glass
  • Install the battery and starter
Sounds like a big list, but it's really small stuff. Yahoo!

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