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Working on brake lines.

New shoes, springs, and cylinders too!.

New, new new...

The nut and bolt wall of painting.

New again, as it was in 1962.

Painted. Complete.

primer on the rear and roof.

Roofing. Sand, primer.

The cowl, sand, primer and paint.

The sticker from PA.

Cleaning for painting.

Body work on the rockers.

Painting the dash also.

Primer, edging, and the doors.

Primer on the doors, and edging.

Some paint around the edging, and other difficult places.

Buffing the stainless trim.

Bumping out the dents.

Making the dash trim templet for the holes.

making the dash trim holes.

painting the dash.

Buffing the rear trim.

Sanding for another coat.

Masking for floor painting.

The couch for the material.

remove, and replace.

Homemade buffer machine.

driving past a speed trap.

repaired mud deviders.

Wildwood summer drive.

Welding in new pocket-well metal.

paint the underside.

Rear suspension back on.

Protect the sun from my head.

Nasty rusting.

A seat screw from 1962.

Painting the front wall.

The front wheel well, is done.

The other done wheel well.

Front wall is also done.

Rusted mud deviders.

Painting additional items.

Lot's to restore here.

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  Making progress!. That was what my Chief used to say many years ago when I was an EMT at the fire house during the weekly meetings. We are making great progress. This session we do a lot of things. Still, more to go, but getting closer day by day's off... So, here's some pictures and a video of several days off...

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  Time to install the new weather stripping. Trunk, Doors. The back doors is the hardest, as the stripping is a bit more tight to reach than the front. The front, will be done another day.

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  Here's the back door weather stripping. Harder than the front to do. Tackle the hardest first.

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  Now for the window channel run weather stripping. This stuff comes in a string. Install and cut to trim.

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  Now, for the window wiskers. These snap in. As you can see there is some chrome shine at the top. The finishing touch to a nice door look.

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  Remember the pockets?. I had to re construct them, completely. They were gone, rusted away. The pocket covers are new. The old ones was so warped, dirty, I could not put them back in they looked so bad. New ones. They weren't too expensive.

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  Wow!. The new trunk cover, just like it was back in 1962. Ford made two types. Plad, and spackled. Plad, was designated for Eastern US, while the Spackled was designated for the Western US. I diden't know that until I purchased them.. You will also notice the spare, has the original jack and attaching pieces. The tire will be replaced, as all 4 will be soon.

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  All right!. Finally, the horn ring on the steering wheel. The horn works, even after setting in storage after I fix it some 4 years ago on the kitchen table. Remember the video?.
You Tube Nav ID Inside Work 05 (Trunk, Wheel, Horn And...)

Inside Work 05 (Trunk, Wheel, Horn, And...)

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Inside Work 05


  Finally, we take a test drive. The first, short, but we figured out the problem. The second test drive proved to be good. And fun. But, we still have some more to do before we can really drive this car and show it off. So, the video is the first and the second test drives. Your along for the ride too.

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  After 5 years. We take the test drive. The first test drive revealed a problem. We figured it out, and then, another test drive.

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  The second test drive revealed another problem. I will need to make an appointment. I don't have a press to replace them.
You Tube Nav ID Test Drive 01 (Times Two, Slight Difficulty)

Test Drive 01 (Times Two, Slight Difficulty)

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Test Drive 01


As we are on our 5th year restoring this car. And, it is not a lot of time for a restoration like this unless you are at it hard. That I was. Almost all of my free time for the past 5 years. Right now, we are in the test driving stage, although with this drive it's more of a fun drive, as I let my son drive my old car. There is still more to do. More on that in the next video, but for now, here's more work, and some fun driving this car.

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  Locating the correct mirror placement. This car originally had one driver mirror. We will be installing two. For a car like this, 2 are needed, and the car looks better with two mirrors.

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  The pass side morror. This one, is more difficult for placement as this side needs to be more adjusted closer to the windows.

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  Making a templet, as to keep the location the same for both sides.

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  There done. Nice look, 60's style. Both are placed the same, and looks great.

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  Yea, nice. They match in style, and location. Very nice,

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  My son, driving a car that is much older than him, and driving a "old school" vehicle. LOL...
You Tube Nav ID Finishing Work 01 (Mirrow, Test Drive Again)

Finishing Work 01 (Mirrow, Test Drive Again)

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Finishing Work 01


  We are at the stage that I need to do things with a lift and special tools. Like a Transmission jack. For the next week or two the car will be in a shop, away from home. This video, is the first of repairs. I planned on getting the transmission rebuilt. New Seals, gaskets. In 1962, transmission fluid was made from Whale Oil. Yes, the sea creatures. Today, is a different fluid, and the Type A fluid residue may still be on the moving parts.

  Plus, it does have a few other issues. Leaking, hard into gear, and it's been 50 years since the trans had a overhaul, and a check up. Issues are bound to happen and they did. Only one though, and yes, a new one was installed. Here's the pics and info and video.

  I plan to get several things done for the car that I can not do without a lift, and some special tools. In this next series, will be the exhaust, removal of the oil pan, check inside, and possible a new oil pump. But that is later in the series, and this video is about the transmission. Chow!

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  The Transmission removed and up on the lift. The lines were cleaned up.

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  The transmission (2 speed, FoMoCo) out of the car and ready for a break down of the parts and cleaning the case and the parts.

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  Here is a major problem that could have happened. The teeth are worn. Starter problems are about if this stayed in. A new one was ordered and installed.

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  There are two mechanical oil pumps in this transmission. These pumps are mechanical and operate as the car is driven. No electrical pumps, or sencers back in 1962.
You Tube Nav ID Finishing Work 02 (Trans, and Wildwood Test Drive)

Finishing Work 02 (Trans, and Wildwood Test Drive)

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Finishing Work 02

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