Zebrano wrote: »
Japers your a gluten for punishment.
Daved_XB wrote: »
Well he's a mate & I have kind of an idea what I'm doing... so I couldn't watch him paying a panel shop thousands to do something that I can do for free
Daved_XB wrote: »
..... so I lay in strategically placed pools of coolant & trans fluid .....
quietsailor wrote: »
"strip out the interior" that's going to be a fun game looking at the rust you already found
chris435 wrote: »
Mate, I always enjoy your threads. Its great to see the work going in to these old cars. Have you a youtube page?
Right this old girl has been sitting for a while now, so time to get back into giving her some love... first up strip out the interior, so seats & center console need to come out
Then pull the carpet & underlay out... Fingers crossed that what we find under here it good as there is some mold in here on the underlay from what I assume was a heater core leak.
A bit of surface rust, but I'm very happy with how it looks, you can see above that the front section of the floor has already been replaced, so I guess it rusted out before.
Removed the rear window from the Ute today, it had been glued in at the corners... you can see why, it obviously you can see how it was leaking in those corners
There is a lot rust on the flat edge too that will need to be fixed up before the glass goes back in
There is also some bad rust in the rear panel section, not sure why it's so bad in only one spot... but just glad it's only one spot I guess
Next job was to remove the dash, this is a job I normally hate on old cars as things tend to be brittle & it's so easy to break something that's made of pure unobtainium.. but this all came out pretty easy I guess
First step, drop the lower panel
Then the gauge surround
Next job was to drop the steering column & get that out of the way
Then removed the metal frames that hold all the gauges in
Then finally the dash pad is the last bit...
The front window will have to come out too... so first up the trim has to come off, the side vertical trim is just held on by screws
The top & bottom strips are held on with the usual clips that all Muscle cars at least seem to use
But with the correct tool it's easy to get them off with no damage
There has been a rust bubble on the cowl that's been annoying me forever, so I quickly got ahead of myself & ground it back to see what was under it... you know it's going to be good when you have this much bog to grind thru...
This is going to be fun
There is no metal under the window... it's all bog... I just wonder how bad it'll be when I have the glass out & I can get right in there with the grinder
I hate wiring & removing wiring from cars is no different, in that I hate that too... but I've been careful to label things correctly & not break anything
Next up the heater needs to come out... on the XB this lived inside the car under the dash & came out in one piece, but Holden did it differently. First you unbolt the front section off
Then you go inside & unbolt the back half
Right so that's the heater & all the vents out