Long overdue for an update. Man, time flies by when one isn't working on their car. OK, so this weekend I mounted the driver side inner window frame, and have ordered some generic window felt that should fit a half inch aluminum u shaped channel. the idea is to make some simple lexan windows like were used in Hemi Darts. They have a strap that locates the window either up or down. If I use velcro I could get more adjustment. Anyways, this is a very low priority, but something that's brewing in the back of my head as I work on this. I also have my rear axle back and installed again, and today I worked on mocking up my steering column inside the car. I also installed the foot pedals- the idea is that my engine should soon be ready and I need to know where I can and cannot cut my firewall out. So by having these parts installed will tell me where to not cut.
Minor things this weekend, I chopped down the attachment tabs on the headlight buckets so the chrome trim bezels now fit without floating in front of the car, and I trimmed back the fiberglass flange on the window and mounted the pass door window trim frame. I should have taken more pics, because there was a little more to it than just screwing it in. I also modified some speed nuts so the screws have something to bite into and epoxied those in place.
I took on a different project today and installed the headlight buckets. My car came with incomplete ones so instead of trying to hunt down parts and spend lots of time trying to restore them I just bought some repops. Glad I did because they're complete, but I'll have to modify the brackets for installing the trim as they are too long. Will do that another day. I also made some metal frames for the inside of the fiberglass shell to act as a big washer and disperse any loads/ stresses on the fiberglass. I wouldn't trust just tiny little washers on the edge of the fiberglass to last long very on the street.
Baby steps.. Or should I say one step forward, two steps back? However that saying goes, but now I'm taking the rear axle out as I have found 3 leaks from the welding joints from the axle builder. I tried welding it up, but I'm getting bad porosity/ contamination in the welds Iv'e tried so far. I wanted to fix it myself to avoid the hassles of removing it, returning it, and all that, but that didn't work out. So out it came, and back it's going. I also did a bit more welding- made some progress on the pass side fender flare, and filled in a few holes ot "un 210" the car, and made a roof patch panel. silly me forgot to work on the lower end of the pass fender flare, so it's not done yet. More to do...