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Old 01-19-2017, 09:28 PM   #26
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got a bunch of gaskets from auntie IAN and uncle Eric

installed taillight and reflector gaskets. I need to get new taillight hold down screws since all of mine were rust and stripped

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Old 01-19-2017, 09:45 PM   #27
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:03 AM   #28
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found some pictures of from the late 80s early 90s after a respray

car use to belong to Gail Murphy in Oakland. Anyone know her?

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Old 02-02-2017, 10:02 PM   #29
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I got it registered and took it for a legal first drive

Fuk you California. $141 registration

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Old 02-03-2017, 03:31 PM   #30
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reg just went up $10 bucks too.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:29 PM   #31
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reg just went up $10 bucks too.
it's to pay for the infrastructure, don't you know?

brakes went to the floor - derp.. time to pull wheels off
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:31 PM   #32
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Did your brakes break?

Have fun getting those rear drums off. Those rear hubs, lolcry.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:35 PM   #33
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Did your brakes break?

Have fun getting those rear drums off. Those rear hubs, lolcry.
I never remember the correct spelling... ever

It probably is the rear wheel cylinders. I didn't see any leaks from the front just looking under the car. According to the PO all that's been done already but car sat since 2002. The parts look new but they all fall apart internally - like the clutch slave - pedal went to the floor. Stating the obvious here

Hopefully the drums aren't stuck on ... dear Jesus
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:40 PM   #34
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You need a HEFTY hub puller that bolts to the wheel studs.

It's not a matter of it being stuck (although that makes it worse), it's just intended to be on there incredibly tight. That large single nut just stretches the hub over the tapered axle shaft into an interference fit. You could probably take the nut off and drive around, not that I'd recommend it. But they're just on there that tight on purpose.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:54 PM   #35
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Check the master cylinder first. Plug the outlet and see if the pedal still goes down. Master cylinders that are weak may need to be "warmed up" before they fail.

If the drums need to come off, you'll need a puller. Don't try to use a puller that grabs the outside of the drum. You'll just bend it if you do. Use a puller that grabs the drum by the studs.

I make these pullers that I sell or rent.

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Old 02-04-2017, 12:33 AM   #36
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A little heat and some hammer taps should do it. Taper isnt supposed to be put on real tight anyway. Look under your dash to make sure its not leaking down the firewall if its your master.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:19 AM   #37
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Thanks guys. I should have something that will pull those off. I learned a long time ago not to use the pullers that grab the drums by their sides


Drove it to a dinner only 3 blocks away. Small car is small - didnt realize how tiny it was until I parked it next to some Merican cars

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Old 02-04-2017, 08:52 PM   #38
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combined my best seat parts for the driver side - Eventually I'll buy new upholstery

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anyone (IAN or Eric?) know where to get these plastic bushings that go at these pivots ?


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Old 02-05-2017, 11:46 AM   #39
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I've got a box of seat parts from my wagon. And there's at least a couple bushings in there. I can try to grab pictures today
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:36 PM   #40
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I've got a box of seat parts from my wagon. And there's at least a couple bushings in there. I can try to grab pictures today
That would be awesome. According to Ian they are NLA and no one repops them
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:50 PM   #41
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Sorry, I got a little sidetracked. I'll get pics of that box o stuff.. and get you a shipped price
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:02 PM   #42
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What's your email, I'm having issues uploading pictures
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:01 PM   #43
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got some sunshine back so I get to work on my stuff again

new steering coupling from the ebay dude in Greece







brakes went out so Im starting with the rears
passenger side

I got to use one of the pullers my neighbor gave me


idk if axle seal or wheel cylinder or both


then I broke the puller on the driver side


got my big boy one out


inside it was clean


all the neighborhood kids hang out at my house when my kids are home. Today my kids were gone so I had these guys help me out some.

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Old 03-04-2017, 06:46 PM   #44
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today I:
- swapped in a better bumper
- installed new gasket for license plate light handle (couresey of Ian/Eric)
- fixed the wiring of license lights
- fixed the license plate mount
- installed license plate frame I got from an old friend (he' an idiot)
- straightened out the trunk a bit

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used copper cleaner to clean the copper plates




After - I still need to reinstall one of the reflectors and get a flush bolt to cover the old hitch mount hole



This one is for Ken - old land lord gave me like 8 cans of these 10-11 years ago (still works great)
even comes with hot chick to keep you motivated

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Old 03-08-2017, 06:48 PM   #45
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Do you have a flush bolt for the bumper ? If not, shoot me a PM with your address and I'll drop one in the mail for you. I have a tub of them that came with my 67.

Do you feel brave enough to wet sand the entire car and get down to the original cream color ? On a car like this one, I'd be tempted to try it.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:31 AM   #46
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Do you have a flush bolt for the bumper ? If not, shoot me a PM with your address and I'll drop one in the mail for you. I have a tub of them that came with my 67.

Do you feel brave enough to wet sand the entire car and get down to the original cream color ? On a car like this one, I'd be tempted to try it.
Thank you for the offer. I think I have enough spare bumpers that I should have some good flush bolts.

and YES I have ... (I must enjoy suffering or something) I will first wet sand this paint with 2k and then polish it up. After that the plan is to start doing small sections at a time to go back to original paint.

Small updated while I wait on parts from Uncle Ian and Eric

today I started to remove the old seal from the truck. I also straitened out bends in the trunk opening lip - I used a 14mm deep socket on its side and a hammer. It was super easy to do.

Old glue comes off with Goof-off





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Old 03-16-2017, 07:27 AM   #47
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:37 PM   #48
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^man that's some rabbit hole you took me down. I will try that eventually. Thank you for the link


last few days

old passenger grille - chewed up


replaced



old passenger side lens and gasket


new gasket with better lens and polished surround




old driver side lens and gasket


new gasket with better lens and polished surround


strict instructions courtesy Uncle IAN
Step 1. Insert the wire harness grommet into the hole in the boot without tearing it. It's a super tight fit, so use some lube (giggity) ....HE REALLY DID SAY THIS..... Otherwise dirt and water will get in.

Step 2. After installing the proper size u-nuts on the fender, fit the boot to the fender making sure to get the lip seated properly all the way around. This might require removing some of the undercoating.

Step 3. Connect the wires to the reflector and slip it into the boot and under the rubber tabs on the ends.

Step 4. Install the lens and bezel making sure the divider between the lens halves slips into the channel in the boot. Start both screws and snug the lens down a little. Then, using a plastic windshield tool, work the outer lip of the boot up and over the lens and bezel. Slowly tighten the screws as you work your way around the lens. If the lens doesn't fit the fender well, you may not be able to get the boot to fit 100% not to mention you might crack the lens if you over tighten it trying to get it to conform.

Good luck. I've spent more time than I care to admit trying to get those things to look nice on freshly painted cars where the body shop didn't have the lenses to make sure they'd fit.



Today. Parts via Uncle Eric




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new braided rear line - I was shocked how easy that went on... Great part from HIPerfromance Auto!!


cleaned parts - bearing was good.


bring out the shooze


new cock ring


new hardware because Eric/Ian made me feel like a chump for wanting to reuse old stuff when Fasten-all is two blocks from my house


lube job complete

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Old 03-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #49
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Nice work! Satisfying to see it in your pictures and props for doing this on gravel and not even a concrete slab!
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Coming along nice! Good to see some of the nice saves you have made!
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