Almost forgot, took some time off to build a mini bike with my son. First picture shows what we started with. Last couple show it finished with a cool "Monsters on Mini Bikes" sticker we put on the clutch cover we fabricated.
Long time since the last update. Stripped the car down to bare body & frame (removed the engine, transmission, rear axle and suspension, front axle and suspension, steering, etc.) Welded up some spreader bars & mounted the frame to two engine stands, rotisserie style. Finished welding & grinding on the sedan frame. Decided to build another frame for a future roadster (convertible) project while I had the bare sedan frame to use as a "fixture" (see frame pieces up on wall in background pic #2). Ground & fitted boxing plates for the new frame.
Built the door to check the master cylinder level. Need to add a strip of half inch foam around the door perimeter. The kids are sitting in the "back seat" waiting for Dad to take them on the first ride.
Mounted a chrome reproduction Ford "spoon" gas pedal and routed the cruise control cable through the firewall. Still need to mount the cruise control servo unit under the dash after we mount the air conditioning unit.
Fabricated the center sheet metal piece for the transmission hump. Still need to build flange pieces for the ends and do some more welding.