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Old 06-03-2019, 09:19 PM   #101
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Differential is coming along.
The beginning:


After several hours of cleaning with a heat gun, putty knife & final cleaning with the needle scaler:


A coat of Rust Encapsulator:


And a coat of 2K epoxy primer:
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:58 AM   #102
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If you're not careful you're gonna wind up with a museum quality restoration.....

Do it lol
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:48 PM   #103
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Nice work! That is going to be a really nice car. The problem is that we can't see what the overall car looks like! All the PhotoSuckIt links in the beginning of the thread are broken. Fix them, would like to see the car!
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:27 PM   #104
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Since all of the original links are gone, here is the car in 2016 when we still lived in Everett, WA.
Prior to moving to St. Louis, I was trying to sell it. Once I got it here and my garage is very large, I decided to start restoring it.



















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Old 06-04-2019, 10:35 PM   #105
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:02 PM   #106
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Very cool car! Thanks for the pics.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:44 AM   #107
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It has it's bumps & bruises which will "hopefully" be taken care of later this year.
My plan is to have the undercarriage, interior & engine bay completed this summer, put back together & running / driving.
Then the bodywork & glass over the winter / spring.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:39 PM   #108
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Not too much to report. The rear axle has been painted, the poly torque rod, lower rear control arm & Panhard bar bushings are installed. The axle is sitting on me workbench waiting for me to go out to the garage, but I haven't felt too great today.
I may get out there this evening for a couple of hours. I need to remove the pinion flange and replace the front seal, and clean the flange. If I get out there, I'll add some pics.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:44 PM   #109
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And I thought it was the gearbox that was loud...…
Pulled the driveshaft flange from the pinion to clean & change the seal. The pinion is loose. And I mean really loose.
Going to OKC for work tomorrow for a few days, so will take this to the a nearby shop for a rebuild when I return. This isn't something I want to try at home!
These guys did my Wildcat limited - slip a few years back, so I trust them. I was planning on taking the axles to them anyway to replace the bearings, so they might as well put it back together.
Need to get the rear brake shields cleaned, sandblasted & painted as soon as I get back. I'm hoping to have everything ready to take them the rear end on Monday.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:04 PM   #110
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Was there play in the pinion before you removed the flange? The flange is what holds the pinion in the bearings. Without it the pinion will flop around.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:00 PM   #111
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Was there play in the pinion before you removed the flange? The flange is what holds the pinion in the bearings. Without it the pinion will flop around.
I'll have to put it on when I get back Friday and check, but I don't recall it moving. That would be good news!
I was going off of the Haynes manual states, but it kind of implies that if there is movement after the flange is removed.
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