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Username Post: My '60 classic project        (Topic#308201)
PLS 
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02-17-15 01:53 PM - Post#2524127    
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Thanks guys and now it's back to the real world. We left Sat. evening and 82 arrived Sun morning to 19. I know that's not near as cold as some of you have but it was plenty cold enough for us.



 


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02-14-16 12:46 PM - Post#2608766    
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I can hardly believe it but it has been a year since I posted my progress on the ’60, life just keeps getting in the way. Still not a lot of progress but I have been able to get a few things done but not near what I would have like to have gotten done by now or nowhere near where I would like to be on the car. I will back up to this post on 1-10-2015
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showpost.php?pos... which shows the problem that I encounter with the pump after I started it up for the first time. After PM’s back and forth with Jalapeno and trying to solve the problem with something that I could get locally I asked him if I could send the pump to him for the repair. I sent it to him on 3-11-2015 and received it back on the 4-6-2015. When the pump arrived the box was damaged and had oil stains in different places and I’m not accustom to receiving much by shipping companies so after a quick check of the pump and didn’t see any evident of damage I threw the box and shipping material away without taking a picture of the box condition. It must have been thrown or dropped. Eleven days later when I got ready to install the pump once again I turned the pump pulley for some reason and my heart like to have stopped, it wobbled just like it did when I damaged it taking off the first time. Steve suggested that I open the pump up to make sure nothing was damaged inside and everything was ok so I got the pulley straightened once again and installed the pump and when I cranked it up it leaked, like to have been another heart stopper. Fluid was dripping from the lower front and since I had hastily disassembled and reassembled the pump I thought that I had maybe damaged the O-ring so I pushed in back into its hole until I had time to check it once again. In December I removed the pump from the car once again and disassembled it and installed a new O-ring and really took my time to reassemble it and after reinstalling it once again (which by now I can take it off and get it on in a heartbeat now) I cranked it up and low and behold, drip, drip, drip. While it was running I check from under the car and could see fluid barley oozing down the front of the pump from below the shaft and when I got the pump off again I could see where it was leaking from. It was leaking from a previous repair of the pump body. The repair had been compromised in the rough handling by the shipping company. Talked to Steve for his recommendations as to what I should do now. He recommended a couple of things and since I had some JB Weld I thought I would try that and so far it has not leaked again. I want to thank Jalapeno, (Steve) for his much needed help and for being so patience with me when I would panic and answered my PM’s and e-mails really quick, thank you Steve. According to Steve this is a one year pump only and I’m not sure if another year would work but wanted to keep it as close to original as possible. While I had the car out of its hole to work on the pump in April, I had scheduled the glass guy to install the glass for me. It is a pain to wiggle the car out of its hole so I try to get everything done that requires it to be in the open. While the family was over I got my son-in-law’s and one of my grandsons to help me get it out. I do this by myself but it is much easier with help.


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02-14-16 12:59 PM - Post#2608772    
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Got the glass installed 4-27-15, This is a link to my windshield question:
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...


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02-14-16 01:13 PM - Post#2608775    
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Got most of the trim around the glass area installed including the piece that was the subject of my very first question on CT. https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti... Got the quarter windows installed after some hassle. Got the passenger door installed and it really fits well. All for now and at this rate I may have to show Age in Avatar as 100 like one other CT member does.

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02-14-16 01:39 PM - Post#2608782    
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Nice looking 60, keep at it and you'll get it finished.

Don

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02-14-16 10:01 PM - Post#2608862    
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Looking good Lamar. Look forward to more post on your progress.

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02-15-16 12:29 PM - Post#2608983    
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Looking really good.



 
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02-15-16 05:47 PM - Post#2609051    
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The stainless trim really brings it all together, it's coming along. Keep your eye on that pump Lamar!

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02-23-16 12:04 PM - Post#2610955    
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Rock on!
always happy to catch your updates!



 
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04-04-18 05:40 PM - Post#2729966    
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Well I’ve finally got back to working on the ’60 around Oct. ‘17 after being off of it for a while. Before I share any updates, I am going back and try to post some of the pictures that Photobucket hijacked. When I saw what they were doing I logged onto CT and screen shot all the pictures that I had uploaded from photobucket. I posted quite a few in each post then but I can only upload 5 at a time with my level of CT support so bear with me while I repost some of the deleted pictures. The wording and dates are the way that they were originally posted,

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These were my barn find pictures, its covered with 30 years accumulation of “stuff”




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04-04-18 05:49 PM - Post#2729967    
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These pictures were on pg. 1, 02-23-14 07:52 PM - Post#2429826 along with the one that I replaced when I edited the post on 2-6-18.

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Cleaned up, rebuilt and painted the power steering pump but I couldn’t have done without Jalapenos expertise.


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Heater control cleaned up and buffed out.




 
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04-04-18 05:56 PM - Post#2729968    
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These pictures were on pg. 1, 02-23-14 07:52 PM – Post#2429826 along with the one that I replaced when I edited the post on 2-6-18.

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The carb was rebuilt by http://www.carbjunkys.com/ and it did great when the engine was fired up Jan. 11, 2014.


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July 2012 Everything has been removed from the car except the headliner and two of the grandsons helping once again getting it back out of its “hole” and back outside to get its first bath in 40 years. I told the one who is sitting in the car that was about as close to driving the care as he would probably get.




 
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04-04-18 06:07 PM - Post#2729969    
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These pictures were on pg. 1, 02-23-14 07:52 PM – Post#2429826 along with the one that I replaced when I edited the post on 2-6-18.

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Getting a well needed and deserved scrubbing.


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Getting dried off. (My Avatar)


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Now that its clean and dry it’s time to go back in the “hole” and get everything back in its place and squared away before rotator cuff surgery the last of Aug. 2012 that I couldn’t put off any longer.




 
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04-05-18 12:38 PM - Post#2730025    
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These pictures were on page. 1, 03-05-14 09:01 PM - Post#2433180 along with the ones that I replaced when I edited the post on 2-6-18.

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The paint on the valve springs was from the paint job in the ‘80’s.




 
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04-05-18 12:46 PM - Post#2730026    
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These pictures were on page. 1, 03-05-14 09:01 PM - Post#2433180 along with the ones that I replaced when I edited the post on 2-6-18.

Intake painted and ready to reinstall. A lot going on during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays so nothing big got done but I did get a lot of little things cleaned up, repaired and painted. Feb 2013, I enlisted the help of my youngest grandson once again to help me get the intake back on.

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This was taken in 2013 and my grandson was 16, now he is 21, married and expecting their first daughter. If I don’t hurry up she will be able to drive it.




 
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04-05-18 12:55 PM - Post#2730027    
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These pictures were on page, 1, 03-09-14 08:28 PM - Post#2434

Now that the engine has been buckled up it is time to start trimming it out and preparing it for its first fire up in 30 years but at this time things are going pretty slow on the “project” but I try to do a little each week at least but as anyone here knows that there is life after the “project”. I had already begun to convert the engine stand into a test stand so I worked on finishing that phase. I also went ahead and took the body of the frame in late summer because I wanted to be able to repaint it before cold weather got here (I know we don’t have that cold of weather here but my blood is much thinner now) because I would have to do it out side. Got the frame repainted, installed the new fuel and brake lines and also it made it a lot easier to install the engine and transmission.



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Got the body off


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Got the frame painted


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Got the brake lines and the fuel line installed, fit like a glove.




 
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04-06-18 02:34 AM - Post#2730074    
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Beautiful work, what does it look like today?

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04-06-18 04:45 AM - Post#2730080    
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Glad to see you back on your car Lamar.



 
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04-07-18 04:11 PM - Post#2730258    
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  • DonSSDD Said:
Beautiful work, what does it look like today?


Thanks Don, bear with while I try to fix what photobucket messed up for so many CT members.








  • corvesy Said:
Glad to see you back on your car Lamar.


Thanks Geary, yea back on it but not as enthusiastically as before but non the less back on it.








 
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04-07-18 04:19 PM - Post#2730260    
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These pictures were on page 1, 03-09-14 08:28 PM - Post#2434352
Last week in Dec. 13. Adjusting the valves and getting ready to prime the engine. I wanted Bob, my neighbor, who rebuilt the engine 30 years ago to start it up but hunting season got in the way and I had to wait on him to get home so I had to put it off a week, a verrrry long week, I was like a kid waiting on something very special.

Link to my post on Jan. 11th of the fire up and the videos that I posted to youtube
http://youtu.be/ymM6JTNxILw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjARIKnmQhc



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Jan. 8, ‘14 Got the engine primed. Like to have sacrificed one motor, the drill, to make sure the other motor would survive


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Jan. 10, ’14 Ready to go


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Jan. 11, ’14 Start-up day is here and needless to say I had a few, well OK a bunch of butterflies in my stomach not knowing what to expect after so many years.




 
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04-07-18 04:32 PM - Post#2730261    
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These pictures were on page 1, 03-23-14 06:49 PM - Post#2438242
Jan. & Feb.‘14
Now that the engine has been fired up and the cam broke in it is time to check on a leak that I had at the timing chain cover. I removed the oil pan before turning the engine upside down on the stand so hopefully I could see where or why it had leaked. After removing the pan I think I found where and why it leaked, I think that I was a little too conservative with the RTV in the corners. Turned the engine over so it could completely drain and while I waited on that I finished cleaning up the transmission. I got it back from the rebuilder a few days before Christmas ’13 and even though the rebuilder cleaned it pretty good I touched it up a little more before painting it.


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Leak


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Picture of the inside of the engine after the run on Jan. 11, ’14, I hope that this is the last time that I have to see the inside for a verrrry long time


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Now that the engine has drained completely I got everything cleaned up once again and installed a new gasket and I hope that the leak is solved.


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Torqueing her down once again




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These pictures were on page 1, 03-23-14 06:49 PM - Post#2438242

Finally, after 40 years of taking apart, taking things off, loosing thing, forgetting what I did with a lot of things, forgetting where most things go, faded ID tags the pendulum is finally swinging the other way and I am actually starting to put some things back on instead of taking off. I have already installed a few small things on the frame but I am getting to some serious stuff now, I am getting ready to install the transmission to the engine.


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Transmission back on engine and ready to be set back on the frame.


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Almost in.


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Engine finally back in.




 
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Traced all of the bolt holes in the radiator support and installed the radiator and fan shroud then installed everything on the frame.




 
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These pictures were on page 1, 03-23-14 06:49 PM - Post#2438242

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March 2014: I got my second set of transmission cooling lines back and installed and they fit like a glove. The first set was nowhere near like my originals so the vendor had me send in my lines and when they came in they were near perfect had to tweak in a couple of places but over all was well pleased with the second set.


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Installed the drive shaft after cleaning and painting it again after 40 years of lying around collecting the same sticky type dust that was on everything else.


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I had to installed two braces for the radiator support to steady it up for the run on the Dyno, also got my Mexico DieHard battery installed and held down with my China strap. Installed my original gas tank up front. Got my speedo mounted so I would know how fast I was going.




 
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04-09-18 03:40 PM - Post#2730489    
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These pictures were on page 1, 03-23-14 06:49 PM - Post#2438242

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March 31, ’14: My brother and I got her loaded up and ready to go on his trailer.


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April 1, ’14: After so long getting to this point this could almost be an April Fool’s Joke but it is actually happening. Loaded up and trucking to check out the community to see how it has changed in 40 years and finally getting wind through her hair (radiator).




 
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04-09-18 03:46 PM - Post#2730490    
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These pictures were on page 1, 03-23-14 06:49 PM - Post#2438242
Arthur the Dyno guy. I had approached Arthur a couple of months back right after I fired it up on 1-11-14 about running it on the dyno just to try and replicate driving. He said just drive it up and he would run it but when I told him it was only the frame he got a laugh out of it. He said that he had never run one before without the body on it but didn’t see any problem because he tied it down from the frame anyway not the body.
I was really pleased with how everything worked, looked and sounded while on the dyno but will be glad when the day comes that I can actually drive it once again.
4-7-14: Going to get the body back on the frame this week. The next thing is the paint but I am beginning to think that I will have to find someone else because I am being pushed forward every time I talk to the painter. I don’t have a great deal of time left to my dead line which is Feb. 12, 2015. Hopefully the next post will include beginning the paint phase.


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Getting her tied down.


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Hooked up and ready to go. Anxious to see how everything is going to work together after so many years of being apart.




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04-10-18 08:11 AM - Post#2730567    
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you're making me antsy to get back out to the shop, and on my 6T again!!

griff.

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04-10-18 06:00 PM - Post#2730630    
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Ok Griff get out there and get started before another hurricane comes your way. Hang in there buddy.

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I’MMM BACK! In my last progress post on 4-7-14 I ended with “Hopefully the next post will include beginning the paint phase”, well it does but not the way that I wanted it too. I had to completely start over starting with who would blast it because the first guy moved his shop and said that it would be July before he could do any blasting and another painter because I never did hear from the guy again. On 4-11-14 I put the body back on the frame so I could transport it the 100 miles to his blasting shop. Then he was going to remove it using his two pole lift and put it on his rotisserie. When I contacted him to set up a time to bring it he told me about the move as mention above. I began to look all over again and really disgusted that I had wasted 7 months that I can’t get back but once again it’s my fault in waiting so late to get started on it with a finish date of 2-12-15. I found another shop that would plastic bead blast it but couldn’t take on any other restorations at the time. After asking a ton of questions and talking about the history of the car he said lets get it blasted and see just what is under the paint and what shape the body is in and then we can talk about what to do next. Long story short after the car was blasted we discussed the condition and what would have to be done and he said that he would do the job for me. I built a dolly to put the body on rather than have to deal with frame during the blast job but I would need to remove the body once again.


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4-11-14 Body is back on frame ready to take it to the blaster then I find out he can’t get to it, more wasted time.


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5-2-14 I received my interior from Ciadella and it sure looks good but will look much better in the car. I took all of the existing seat material off the back seat set, clean the springs, primed and painted them, still have the front to do




 
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5-26 14, 5-30-14 Designed dolly for body, rounded up material and fabricated. ( IT IS AVAILABLE FOR SOME ONE LOCAL)




 
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Hood, trunk lid, doors (fenders in bed of truck) loaded up headed to be blasted.


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Items in the blasting booth. There is enough metal just in the trunk lid, hood, doors and fenders to make a new car today.


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6-4-14 Body back off frame and now on dolly ready to be taken to be blasted.


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6-6-14 Body loaded up and ready to take the next day.




 


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