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06-20-2013 08:53 AM Wiring, Heat / Defrost / Air Conditionin, Dash & Steering Column
Thanks to a lot of help from my wife we finished up the all the wiring, hooking up the heat/AC, installing the dash and steering column.


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11-05-2012 04:48 PM Been a long time since I . . . rock & rolled . . or updated my project journal.
The under dash emergency brake ended up in the way of the air conditioning vent, so we removed it and installed a floor mounted hand brake. We finished all the chassis work, installed frame webbing and the chassis was ready to roll.

We finished work on the body, sprayed on a fresh coat of flat black paint and set the body up on stands.

Using a team of highly paid professionals (wife, son and daughter), we rolled the chassis under the body and re-united the body and frame.


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06-27-2012 11:12 AM LA Roadster show
Took some time off for a trip to the LA Roadster show with my son Danny. This was our 4th year and my cousin David came down from Northern California again to meet us. This year he brought both his sons and his son-in-law. We had a great time at the show as well as going to the beach and visiting a few hot rod shops (SoCal Speed Shop, Waldens, Barris Kustom Shop - builder of the Batmobile, General Lee, Munster Koach, Green Hornet, Beverly Hillbillies, Monkee Mobile, etc.) and a few other places.

Don’t know how much longer my son will be willing to hang out with the old man, so I gotta enjoy the time while it lasts.

These pictures are fun to look at. I took one picture the 1st year we went to the LA Roadster show together (he was 12 years old). And the other this year when we saw the same car (he’s now 15). Our car will look similar and we hope to drive it there next year.


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04-29-2012 03:31 PM Battery Box, Air Conditioning Vents + Controls in Dash
We built a steel battery box that bolts to the frame under the front passenger seat (stock location). However the battery and bottom tray can be lowered by turning two long bolts made from 1/2" all thread. This makes it easier to remove.

We cut holes for two air conditioning vents in the dash and installed them. Also installed the control panel and center vent under the dash.


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04-01-2012 08:42 PM Rear axle, rear suspension and brake lines finished!
Installed the limited slip carrier into the axle housing, along with the axles, new brake shoes and new wheel cylinders. Painted the axle assembly and installed it along with the parallel leaf springs and shocks.

Finished fabricating the brake lines, filled the brake system with fluid and bleed the air from the system (after fixing a couple leaks).

Also installed a “Line Lock,” an electric solenoid/valve you plumb into the front brake line. It allows the front brakes to lock independently of the rear brakes using a switch so you can do some real smoky burnouts - not that we would approve of that ;-)

And we started on smoothing a few lumps and bumps in the firewall. Danny smiles because he doesn’t realize the evil plans I have for him to help with wet sanding and prepping the body for paint . . . . . muahahaha !



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