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Front wheel wells primered and ready to paint.

front suspension primered and ready to paint.

Paint the wheel wells.

Painted, wells. Nice!.

Getting there. Little more to go.

Rust busting! at it's best.

Nasty rusting. But, we bust!.

Patching, This went on for 3 years!.

New wheel bearings, front and later on, the rear.

Original brake fluid, Crystalized.

Going to a car show that day.

Burke car show, 2016.

Cape May. Bystander takes a picture.

Wildwood convention center circle car show.

Holloween 2016 walk through.

headlight switch replacement.

Cleaning up for restoring inside parts.

The door panels came up nice too!.

The inside door panels. Nice yo!.

Bumping some stainless trim.

Buffing the aluminum rear trim.

Masking with flat black.

Removing masking after the paint job.

The new cover. Made from Bulletin board vinyl.

New voltage regulator. Finding one was 1/2 the fight.

Painting the outside body of the 62.

Painting, don't forget under the rockers.

Center beam rust replacement.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Welding in new metal.

The restoration picture book.

Changing working position.

Block it for front wheel work.

Painting the edges. Edges first, dry, paint again.

Prepping the roof.

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  Touch up the paint, and paint the tank J screws.. Hopefully, the gas cap neck is at the correct distance for the gas door to close. Looks like it is.
You Tube Nav ID Re Installing, brake hose, Drive shaft, vent gas tank.

Re Installing, brake hose, Drive shaft, vent gas tank.

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62's Re installing the axel.

  It's been just about 2 years now. The time does fly by. So far, all and all I am quite happy of the outcome so far with the progress, and quality of the job. Wee are a little past half way done, and making progress toward the completion. Looks like next summer, if all goes well, we will be on the road with this car... But, time will tell.... So, now, we continue with the Logbook, and below, is the following...

  For the last week, it's been raining, windy, wet, and bad. We are getting the remenants of karen, and can't do nothing outside. Today, the sun is out, but everything is wet. If the ground clears up and I get all my errands done I'll work on the car a bit. But, there are some things I have to do.

  I would like a dryer day and less windy to continue of the doors. Piticuallry, the bottoms of the doors, and remove the old weatherstripping. maybe a little later. We shall see. Until next time everyone. Chow!.

10-15-13 To 10-17-13
  Today me and Vic got the rear wheels brakes working. No leaks, and they look and work great. We tryed to start on the front but, we desided to wait to do the fronts when the rear is back on the ground. besides that, I should order new wheel seals and bearings for the front. I may even get new shoes for the front. They seems to be the old asbestos shoes and are loosing the edges of the shoes. The drums on the front are not like the rear. The drums come with the hub. I suppose, that will be for when I find and purchase two plus the seals and bearings. More on this later.

  There was hardly any sun today. Cloudy with little sun. It was a bit damp, and a little cold. No body work today.... However, we did get the tank connected to the fuel line, and put some gas in the tank. Started her up, and once she got gas, started and ran no problem. I did get video. I did not start editing yet. Stay tuned... Thats it for now. Until next time.

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  We cut the old flair off the main line. It looks in good shape. We desided to keep it and re flair with a new nut. We are flairing out the line end.

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  The old line with new nut, with new hose. Looks nice. Should use undercoat on it. Tomorrow most likely.

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  Bleeding the brake lines. Have to get all the air out.

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  Gas tank hose connections to the main line to the fuel pump.

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  We first atarted with 2 gallons. Ended with 4 gallons in the tank.

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  Priming so the puel pump sucks up the gas in the tank, Filling the gas line.

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  Last time after filling the tank with another can full.
You Tube Nav ID Bleeding the brakes, Gas it, start it!. maybe.......

Re Bleeding the brakes, Gas in tank, and first start this summer with new tank.

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62's Re installing the axel.

  As I wait for the drill battery to charge, I thought I would write something here. It's cool outside and windy. It's around 56 at this time. Winds are at around 12 Mph. It's almost 11AM. I started on the grounding of the gas tank, have the jumper made, just waiting for the battery to charge. I plan to do something with the doors today. It's supposed to get a little warmer. We will see how the temp is in the afternoon. Maybe we can get the bottom of the doors primed and ready for next spring-Summer.

  In the afternoon, It's time to gather all of my paints, primers, and stuff that will freeze. Put them in the totes and bring in for the winter. If a nice day shows up, I will continue, but I will have to lug the totes out. Oh bother...... LOL....

  Got some more done today. The pictures and the video is below. I am working all week up to Sunday. I suppose Sinday will be the day to continue. Hopefully, it will be a warm nice day. Then, I may be able to complete the door prep.... More and more leaves are falling from the trees. More and more, it's getting colder.... But, we will progress as long as we can. So, here's some more work done. Shame I have to work, all these nice days I have to go to work and make some money. If I diden't have to work... LOL.... Till next time everyone. Chow!.

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  The installation of the grounding wire. This is so the gauge works. Originally, it was metal to metal for the ground. But, now, it's painted.

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  Painted the wire and the connectors. It all matches now...

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  Wrapping the wires that go to the rear. The bunch in friction tape. The original cloth loom has fell apart in my hands working with it. The wire insulation, is good.

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  Following the bad loom area all the way back to the trunk. Tail lights, license plate light. Eveything..
You Tube Nav ID Installing the gas tank ground wire, Looming loose wires.

Re Installing the gas tank ground wire, Re-looming the wires with friction tape.

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62's gas line ground, Looming the wires.

  After a few days of rain, working, and waiting. Finally, a almost nice day... Almost?. Yea, it's a bit cold to use primer. So, we started to remove some more body parts to get ready for the rest of the body work, primer, and then, eventually, PAINT!.... LOL... That will most likely be next year, but, we can start to prepair for that this year. I still have to wait for a nice day (if any more this year) to sand and primer the surface rust around the doors.

  For now, we remove the stuff in the way, like the stainless trim, door handles, the weather stripping rubber around the doors. The rubber, is in bad shape can not be reused. It must be replaced. There are new available, but, for this, I will have to save my pennies for the set. (Donations accepted)...

  This video, is removing some stuff.... It took me a while to figure out how to remove the door stainless at the top of the door. Vic was thinking they were damaged because they have a curve to them. I show on the video that they will go back on without the curve. The hardest was the driver door. Going to have to use the file in two or three tiny spots. But, this is what was done these past few days. It's raining now, and hopefully, the day I'm off from work will be nice....

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  Removing the moisture barrier from the door. These were in between the door metal and the door pannel. These will be replaced with custom cut plastic material. About the same size as the original.

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  This is the top of the doors stainless. This was held on by it's own shaped stainless. There are little turned in edges that held on the stainless on to the doors metal.

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  The door weather stripping is all falling apart. tiny peice by peice. It's dry rotted, and a little gueey. This will be replaced. They are available, from the original Ford blister making machines from a known mfg restorer company. Pricey, at 190.00 a set. But, they will be original. How original can you get?. You can't. They are made from the 1962 FoMoCo machines that made them in 1962.

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  Here they are again. These weather stripping. Can't buy anything close to them today. They are not shapped that way anymore.

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  The door handles. They must be removed to sand into the handle ridge, and paint nicely. We start to remove them. Two more to come off next time.
You Tube Nav ID Removing more trim.....

Time to remove more stainless, and chrome in preperation for more body work.

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Body prep 01.

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