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Old 12-15-2013, 09:15 AM
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I've never done anything like this before so this is all new to me.

I started pulling the frontend apart yesterday so I could get to the bushings and breaks easier for the conversion. We managed to remove the rear drums also.

I have some rust on the sides of the firewall/bulkhead you can see in the one photo.

When I pulled the axles out of the rear the differential pinion gear fell out of position. I think that's not good right. Haha, oh well its all a fun learning experience anyway. Should I replace all the oil seals and bearings for the rear since they are right there?

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:21 AM
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Car looks decent to start, dont get caught up in a full rebuild.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:18 AM
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Nice start to your project. Typical rusted out on the lower front cowl area. Dirt and leaves get down in there and plug the drain holes and rust it out. There is a replacement panel for that rocker to cowl panel or you can make it.

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mv...e=ROCKERPANELS

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mv...ode=COWLPANELS

You will have to check the back lash in the rearend when you put it back together.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:33 PM
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man we are in the same boat. Stick to your guns you will get it done. Took me 19 months of working on mine and learning the whole way to get it on the road. Finally got it on the road just in time for winter...lol looks good so far keep up the good work
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:16 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys! I'm hoping I have it back on the street next summer, don't laugh, I can dream! My dad and I are in a car club it would be nice to drive my own some day. Though I do like driving his cars! I'll probably get the patch panels from ss396.com so thanks for the link. I have a season pass for the Carisle PA events so maybe I can find what I need there too.

I'll keep posting pics. I'm done with work on the 20th and I don't go back until next year so I'm hoping to get the bushing, brakes and some wiring done.

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:04 PM
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Looks very solid ,AMD is also a great place to get patch panels and you can order most through Summit Racing .
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:31 PM
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Did a little work today. Removing the spring is a little scary!
Getting ready for new Energy Suspension bushings.

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And Moog ball joints.



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Did a little work today. Removing the spring is a little scary! Getting ready for new Energy Suspension bushings.
Not a fun job, I had to do it 2 times, since the first time the car sat to high.
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Frame section painted with rubberized under coat and lowers.


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