Saturday, December 17, 2016

Pay it forward....

Not sure anyone will even want this stuff but I figured I'd post it up anyway....

Older cassette radio that came out of my '72...It fits a stock bezel. The radio worked but I never tried the cassette.




 Bottom ignition shielding from what year....?  I don't know.


 Brian

Friday, December 16, 2016

Plans for the door holder....

Someone on the forum asked for a drawing so here it is....

Brian

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Went to an estate sale to look at a couple of Vette's....

I went just to look and talk with the owner hoping he had some C3 parts....They were only 1 1/2 miles from my house by the way the bird flies.

Ended up buying a Leer camper top for my 99 Tacoma for $75 they were asking $200 but they took mu offer.....It was even the same color as my truck...Clear coat is coming off but paint underneath looks pretty good.

Here are the Vette's....82 and 81....He wants 13k for the 82 burgundy one with 53,000 and 12k for the 81 with 75,000.  I didn't spend much time looking at either one, but I did inspect the kick areas and both were solid....The 82 driver's seat was trashed way more than I would expect to see with a car with only 53,000....That said I have never paid much attention any vette after 72 so I have no clue how well the interiors hold up....I would bet either could be bought for less.


Here is the camper top I bought....I needed to re-clue the bottom trim piece...I'll mount it tomorrow.






Great day even if it was cold.

Brian

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Looks like I can't put it off anymore.....

Trailing arms are going to have to be rebuilt...Check out the movement in the bearings....The trailing arm bushings are even worse.


This will be a nice winter project...I got this far with the tear down today.


More pics....





I didn't let it whoop me...Not this side anyway...It was a PITA to say the least.




I had 15 thousands play and it needs to be .001-.008, I got to order parts and tools Monday....Time to work on getting everything cleaned up and painted.

Almost no blood soo far....


















Got some more cleaning and painting done....











Got a few more parts finished today....
More finished and started on the half shaft....






Got the halfshaft painted and started on the shock but it got too cold by days end, so I will have to finish it tomorrow. I also worked on the bearing assembly...Checking the play is gonna be tricky.





Got the bushings installed and the shock painted....Both turned out well. I'm really happy with the color of the shock paint.





Started to put the passenger side trailing arm back together today....All was going good till I realised I was missing the parking brake shoe guide plate on that side....I didn't lose it....It wasn't there when I took everything apart.....It's still on the drivers side TA,,,,Looks like I got more parts to order for the RH side, plus whatever I need for the LH side after I get it off.....Slow but steady.


Just incase anyone wants to know the correct sawzall blade to get to cut thru these god forsaken bolts and misc. other hardware that holds the trailing arms to the frame pockets....See below....I started with a Milwaukee diamond blade and it worked OK on the passanger side but I broke it when I started on the drivers side....So off the the local Ace Hardware I went....I decided to see if the high end metal cutting blades would work better....Plus I got (5) for $17 bucks.....NOT.....Went thru (2) and didn
t cut a 1/16"....So off to Home Depot I go and picked up one of these.....It worked great....Made (3) cuts and I think it could a few more.







Got the passenger side finished.....Ordered parts to rebuild the drivers side today.....$257...It was in much worse shape than the passenger side...Needed a spindle, nut and both inner dust shields that added a good $120....Oh well atleast it will be right.

Here is the finished passenger side....Trailing arm.

Here is the loctite I used on the half shaft flange....



Brian