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Offline S12_Lifer

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #60 on: 08:45:04 PM / 01-Jan-18 »
Updated: 01/01/18 - I was able to take advantage of some free time I had during the holidays to continue this slow but steady project.  Here are the latest pictures.



Finally towing her out of the carport to the Auto Hobby Skills Center on base.





Time to remove all of these components and swap them out with restored parts.



































I plan to repair/replace, sand blast, prime and paint these parts and install them on restoration project #4.



Cutting the exhaust pipe to remove cat and muffler.









After scrubbing the wheel well, I sprayed a layer of undercoat.



Now for the fun part.........installing all restored parts.









Securing the brake line with zip ties.











Removing the old seals.



Installing new seals.

































Camlock gaskets to prevent clunking.



Adjustable collars.

















Such a pain in the ass installing the brake cables.











Final height adjustment will be done once I drop the motor.  Later this week I plan to do the front suspension and replace steering rack.  I am hoping to drop the motor by the end of this month.  Stay tuned!

Offline kelso840

Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #61 on: 08:22:15 AM / 02-Jan-18 »
Dude...... You built a whole damn car!

This is insane. Hope your son appreciates how dope his old man is.
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Offline S12_Lifer

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #62 on: 02:05:45 PM / 02-Jan-18 »
Hey Kelso840, this project should have been completed a long time ago.  My son is just to busy with his job and cannot really help me.  He just wants to just drive S12's to the shows and meets.  Guess I don't blame him.  Besides, he knows how passionate I am when restoring these cars.  Want to come over and help?

Offline kelso840

Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #63 on: 08:41:09 AM / 04-Jan-18 »
Hmmmm.... It's 11 degrees this morning, and I am trying to make inroads with the fuel handling folks at a base in San Diego. Be right there!
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Offline S12_Lifer

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #64 on: 12:33:40 PM / 04-Jan-18 »
Cool!  I'm off at 12 today and have a lift reserved at 12:30.  By the way, it's currently 70 degree's right now.  Gotta love that Cali weather!  We can drive the 12's to the beach and have a margarita!

Offline SuperWhitePlatinum

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #65 on: 09:03:47 PM / 05-Jan-18 »
Very, very cool, S12_Lifer!
Can't wait to see the SE restoration!

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #66 on: 04:50:08 PM / 09-Jan-18 »
Jamie, as usual, your love for these cars shines through! Remarkable restoration work, kudos to you!

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #67 on: 11:26:26 PM / 09-Jan-18 »
Thanks Cajun1guy!  Hey SuperWhitePlatinum, I probably will start repairing the SE in April.  You may like what you see when I'm done.  Full restoration will probably start in a couple of years.

Offline Sanchez36

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #68 on: 10:19:04 AM / 10-Jan-18 »
I'm glad that your sons project is going well. Great work Jay!!! Your son will be proud of your accomplishment.

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Re: Restoration project #3
« Reply #69 on: 06:02:50 PM / 11-Jan-18 »
Thanks Sanchez36!  Now, if he can just get Saturday's off from work, he can start joining us on road trips, meets, and shows.