I’m back from vacation, it was excellent. Here’s the summary of the trip (me and four friends) - if you just want pictures, they’re afterwards:
For the first time in far too long, I was able to spend most of the day (well, about 4 hours) out for a drive. About an hour from home to the start (Lisbon above), an hour between there and Leesville on a pretty good road, almost entirely 55mph limit twisting through woods and farms, with a couple spots dropping to 35…
Some time soon I will be spending a couple days in Wichita for work (I’m not saying exactly when because you don’t need to know my schedule, entire internet). There is the potential (albeit small) to have some time on an evening or two to go out and about. What would you suggest someone not from the area do for an…
In the past couple days I’ve finished repairing a couple tabs on the fender to which the inner fender attaches and finalized the repaired section on the cowl where the fender bottom bolts (no pictures, sorry). I then threw some primer over the bare metal to prevent rust until I get to doing Actual Bodywork.
I’ve got a wedding to go to this weekend, which I don’t want interrupted with random people calling me about a cheap rusty car, so this will be posted for sale publicly on Monday-ish, but here’s the early edition for Oppo. Feedback (both the ad and how far into CP the price is) welcome.
I’ve not posted it online yet (because it’s getting dark enough that my phone won’t focus to take pictures) but the Crown Vic is officially for sale. If you’re interested, the Oppo Discount applies.
After some unexpected work-related delays, this evening I made some progress on the fender repair.
I made more progress on repairing the rust on the Chevelle today. When we left off, the fender had been trimmed and a patch panel cut to “too big.”
At some point before my ownership, the Chevelle was repainted. Whoever did this also decided that they could just bondo over rust to ‘fix’ it, which in the long term only made it worse, in the way that it does. Fortunately, from all I can find this seems to be isolated to behind the front wheels and the rear wheel…
Made some progress the past couple days. For one, the new fuel line is installed. I don’t really have pictures of this because it’s way up under the car and hard to see, let alone photograph. Trust me.
Check it out, hey maybe even bid on it if you’re interested. It’s a neat (and quick) little car.
I think I’ve finally made a rear over-the-frame section of new fuel line for the Chevelle I’m happy with. Above you can see, top to bottom, the original 5/16" line, my first piece in steel (corners flattened out too much), and the second and third versions in aluminum.
Hopped in the RX-7 this morning to go out for a drive and pick up some stuff from Summit. After it started up, I noticed the volt gauge (something missing on new cars, like all the other useful gauges...) was reading lower than it usually does, like as low as “it isn’t running” is.
Bending a new fuel line for the Chevelle in 3/8" (factory is 5/16 because 307). It runs over the frame so it’ll be done in two pieces (a single piece requires removing the body, so no). I managed to cut and snake out the over-the-frame part and duplicate it in new steel, as seen above.
It’s been a while, Oppo. What’s up with the new clickbait-ad-style layout? I don’t like it. Only slightly-related to that, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of stuff I’ve been meaning to share, so here’s the first of it.
Finished attempting to correct the paint on the RX7's roof. Turned out pretty well.
How’s it going, Oppo?
Decided to finally get my parallel port ZIP100 drive working on the Windows 95 machine. Naturally, I had diskettes with the drivers for 98 on them, but not 95. After some internetting, I was able to locate the appropriate ones and get everything set up (needless to say, this file is now also on a diskette with the W98…