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Wildwood crusing night.

Night driving in the home town.

prepping the roof for painting.

Working on the trunk fin painting.

Primed and ready for paint.

Big differance from now and several years ago.

The engine and compartment, new paint.

More paint on the engine.

Lapping the valves.

More work on the gas tank.

The trunk, as it was first day I got it.

Engine work, I did some years ago.

Ready for the head.

New freeze plugs too.

Building the trunk car show rack.

More, car show trunk racking.

Mounting the new radiator.

Welded those too.

Wildwood cruseing night 2016

Bumpers back on the 62.

The stone catcher and then the bumper.

Than the bumper goes on.

The radio work now. Here's was the problem.

Re building the carb.

The floor was not that bad when I got her.

There. Now, all the dash lights work.

Welding the fenders, new metal.

Welding the fenders, new metal. Clamp, weld.

Welding the fenders, new metal. Both needed lot's of work and metal.

Welding the fenders, new metal. More welding.

Welding in new beam metal.

This also needed work.

New metal here also, both corners.

The 3rd engine will be going in.

Painting some engine parts. Kitchen table.

Paint the parts.

removing the rear for restoration work.

This picture was used in the Ford Muscle book.

Transmission rebuild 2016.

New tires, on the 13 inch rim.

Transmission rebuild. Trans working good.

yes, new tires on this side too.

Making the new exhaust pipe, front to muffler.

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09-16-13
  This weekend was good. However, Monday was not. It rained somewhat of the day. Nothing done on Monday except some computer work.... But, I am off tomorrow, Hoping to get under the car undercoat on. Over the weekend, Mainly Sunday, Had to work Saturday, I got a bunch done. Check the pics below, and the You Tube Video... Hoping to get the car on the ground this winter.

  I can't do any metal grinding because the grinder went south. I tryed to fix, but, it's done. I have another one coming in the mail. But, that won't stop progress. Tomorrow, it's work on the undercoat... The hardest part so far to paint is the rear axel. It has so many crannies, and rounds, and stuff. I did get it all covered, primer and gloss. For now, here' some pictures.


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  Primer applied. Two coats. No more rust on this unit....

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  Cleaning up the parts. Shock mounts, and the like. Springs are at a later date.

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  Shineing!. Paint applied, and lookin' good.

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  Painting the associated parts for the axel. Looking good!.

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  Checking out the leafs. Desiding what two to replace. The Jeep leafs must be modifyed first, The same size to fit. Hopefully, the ride will be nice and the height will be good. Time will tell.

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  The painted axel. Waiting to return to under the car.

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  The painted parts. Waiting to return to under the car.
You Tube Nav ID Primer, Painting and leaf spring work.

Primer and painting, Plus working on the leaf springs.

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62's rear Axel primer and Painting

09-17-13
  Now, we start to really prep the underside for undercoat and painting. Yes, paint the undercoat. Why?. The paint, makes way for a better water roll off surface. This will help to keep the underside more dryer, cleaner, and it just looks so much better!. This complete process took several days as you will see in the next entry. Here's some pictures. See ya next time. Chow!.


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  Have to remove the old brake line fitting. remove the rest of the old brake hose. Replacing the hose line and fitting. removed the mount for painting also.

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  Now, we use the wire brush on the whole, complete underside. Including the old undercoat. Removing the dirt, dust, and anything else.

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  Like I said. The whole, complete underside. Rust removal, dirt, and baked on dust on the old undercoat.

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  Removing the rust, and dirt from the original shocks. And yes, they are good shocks. Might replace in the near future anyway. They have to be yellow :-)

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  Have to remove the drive shaft. Must paint that too, and also allows access to the tunnel.

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  After cleaning with a power washer, we blow dry, and we also before painting, we clean again with a clean rag and paint thinner.
You Tube Nav ID Underside, Prep, Paint.

Prep the complete underside for painting, and prep the old undercoat for new undercoat patching.

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62's Complete underside prep for painting.

09-19-13
  Now, after all the preporations are done. Clean the cracked and broken undercoat off, Spray new undercoat, Clean, and ready the surface for a gloss black paint. Yes, it's rust-O- leum paint. We paint... Here is some pictures.


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  Now, we paint the complete underside. All the nooks and cranies, all the workings, everything... Except the exaust pipe. The pipe, will be replaced later.

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  Getting there. We started from the absolute rear. Including the cross end beam, trunk area, and the pockets. remember I allready shot it with primer and undercoat. It did get more undercoat, now it get black paint. :-)

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  All of this get painted... All of it. Even the shocks, and mounts, and all....

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  Making my way. Left side starting to shine?. Yes. The gloss paint has better run off properties than flat. Beside, it looks better.

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  Even up in the drive shaft tunnel. Everything. I even did the transmission mounting brace, and the trans rails.
You Tube Nav ID Preping still, Underside, undercoat, under paint.

Prep the complete underside for painting, and prep the old undercoat for new undercoat patching.

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62's Complete underside painting.

09-22-13
  Today, I have finished sizing the new used spring leafs. I did not put them in the pack yet, or mounted them with the pack rubber. I I still have to clean them up with the wire brush and paint. Hopefully, that will happen this week sometime. I am off Wednesday. We will see how the weather is. Vic was over, he started the new brake lines while I was doing the leaf spring sizing.

  Still, that weather is doing good. Hopefully, I will have some more good days for working out there. But, as we all know, the cold weather is comming, and when that happens restoration will be slowed. I do have the winters indoor project planned. That is, the seats. Hopefully, in this small house, I will ba able to do them inside. They will most likely be several videos on them too... But, for now, we continue on the underside workings.

  So, for now, thats it. See ya all next time... Chow!.


09-30-13
  This week done a lot, but, still more needs to be done to get it on the ground. I don't think she's going on the ground this year. I discovered some rust under the rear doors. It's better to have the car up as high as it is to get to that area good. But, after the rear is back in, and the gas tank, I just might place her on the ground just to see how the springs are. I don't think I can wait until next spring to see if all is well with that. The rust on the bottom of the doors is mainly surface rust. Maybe during the week while I'm waiting for Vic.

  In this week, and the last weekend, we got the rear almost ready, The springs are just about ready. I may have to shave a little more off the rubber covers. The two Jeep leafs are a little thicker then the originals and I may have to remove some of the rubber in the shell cuplings. We have to just see how that goes but I need to get the axle back on top of the springs until I determin if all is well.

  The springs are back on the trunk rails, and looking really good. The "empty" setting of the springs look better than they were. That means "maybe" the springs are up to original specs. Time will tell for sure... All of the rear under parts are painted and ready to be put back in. Looking for Sunday. I have to work on Saturday.... For now, here's some pictures and another video in the restoration series as it happens.... Thanks everyone for following...

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