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Cleaning the rims for painting.

Cleaning the rims for painting. The last one!.

Rear painting rear bumper.

The nut and bolt wall of painting.

Paint some inside dash parts.

Front wheel spindels. Before painting.

Paint wheel spindels, before painting.

Paint wheel spindels, before painting.

Everything is from 1962.

Doing the front wheels.

Ready to paint.

Ready to go on.

Ready to Go on.

Ready to go on.

Replacing rear bearings.

Driveway build, little by little.

A dinner I stopped in.

ByStander, camera phone a photo.

Cold springs museum, a kid get's a seat.

Cold springs museum. LQQkers.

Setting the timing.

Driving in Cape May on a summer day.

Pointing to the sticker.

Diana, in offical 60's.

Headlight switch replacement.

Backing in, first time.

Removing the door handels.

Painting the engine.

More engine work.

More engine painting.

New freeze plugs.

Dealing with the headliner.

Overspray on windows removal.

Dash stuff, back in.

New carper Install.

New trunk pocket cover install.

Cleaning up the door panels.

Cleaning up the original 62's hub caps.

The new covering for the rear shelf.

Winter time inside buffing.

Clean for painting.

Masking for painting.

More masking for painting.

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04-29-14
  We continue the car's restoration on this new page. This is Page 48. The car is on the ground, prepping the doors, and in position for front wheel work... More of this section on the previous page.


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  resting in place for the next day off and nice day...

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  Checking out the stand... Checking the height, and the modifyed leaf springs. Looks good, and I tested the bounce. Feels like the originals, so far...
You Tube Nav ID 62 prep Doors, Primer, plus 02


Prepping The Doors for painting. Plus re positioning for front end work.

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Prep Doors Primer Plus 02

05-06-14
  It's been a while since I wrote anything here. Been working at my job and on the car. The following is the current work on the car. We are on the front wheels and we are progressing kinda quick. Hopefully, tomorrow we can get the brakes done. But, for this entry, we removed the old brake stuff, and cleaned up the backing plates and drums. Installed new bearings in both original drums. They are in great shape, with pleanty of meat left.

  This is the last part we have to do mechanically. I have new brakes hardware and shoes for the fronts. Two parts not available, are the wheel cylinder push rod links, and there is a spring that connects the two shoes together. This spring is different, no one i talked to knew of this spring. The original is in good condition, and we will be using the spring and the push rod link. Everything else is new.

  below is pictures from the last weeks work on this car.

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  Driver side front wheel hub. Crusty, rust, and plane nasty dirt, grime. Cleaning up a must!.

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  The drums, removing the old wheel bearings from both front wheel drums.

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  Removing the old brake shoes and hardware. Everything comes off, right down to the back plate.

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  The original wheel cylinders. Crusty, rust, and crystallized brake fluid all around the piston, and in the rubber boot. naturally, they will be replaced. Nasty!

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  The rubber boot. Filled with crylized fluid. These must have been leaking before the car went into storage in the early 80's. The air, mixed with changing temperatures caused the brake fluid to crystalize. Not a common thing.

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  replacing the bearing, Inner and outer. The races was replaced too. These are Timkin bearings, and made to last.

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  Hammering the race into the hub socket. They fit like a glove. Have to be careful not to put them is slanted.

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  Now it's time to clean up the backing plate. Also, crust, dirt, and the nastys. Brake cleaner helps, but you also need to scrub. Wire brush, air tool wire brush, and tooth brush scrub.

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  brushing the back plate. Get all of the dirt off, old paint, as much as possible. remember, the paint has to last at least another 50 years.

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  Using the air tool with the wire brush. Angled tool for better placement.

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  This area, get good too. Here is where the road dirt, dust, and grime collects. Also where leaking brake fluid collects. This area I had to use a screw driver and pick off the crusties.

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  Now, we clean up the drums. Inside and out. Wire brush the lug not stud threads too.

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  Time to paint the drums. This is the outside. Notice the lug nut studs are taped. No paint in there. That will cause the nuts to mess up.

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  yes!. All painted including the insides, except for the brake show raceway.

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  The backing plate is nice and clean and ready for several coats of paint. Then, we re install new breaks and hardware.

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  New paint. Several coats. behind the plate too. Also several coats.

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  yes. we also paint the nuts too. Matching set ya know?.

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  Now, it on to the wheels. These are the original 13 inch wheels. They came with the car except one. I have another matching wheel, and I will change it out later on.
You Tube Nav ID Front Wheels Brake Hoses 01 (Start front hubs, wheels, brakes)


Front wheel, break Hoses, breaks, 01

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  There is still a lot to do to these front wheels. I am hoping to be able to remove the hoses without trouble. The brake connection to the hoses will be difficult to remove without damaging the lines. I am hoping to get them off. The lines are in good condition. The undercoating over the lines helped to protect them from rust. It is possible, they may brake or bend in trying to remove the old hoses. If that happens, we have more work to do. Installing new brake lines to the master cylinder. This will mess up the new undercoating and paint.

  I will have to replace all of the front lines. Later on down the road, I plan to replace the master cylinder to a dual master brake cylinder. This will give me more crash protection, as the front and rear brakes are seperated in case of a front or rear line failure, punchures, or something like that. if the backs go, the fronts will work and vice versa. That is planned for a later date. Just a small modification under the hood to disconnect a line from the "T", and place it on the new master cylinder.

  That is another day..... Until next time everyone. Chow!

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