Picking up the Kit

Our Trip and Progress for this Weekend

Well, this week didn't go quite as we planned, but we are having a great time anyway.  The rear end rebuild was supposed to be complete, but it turned out that the shop had to order some parts (or so they said).  Anyway, we drove down to the Marion, SC area to return the truck and trailer we borrowed, and to get William's truck back.  Although the visit was short we had a great time.  We spent Sunday working on the car, and then every night so far this week.

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Over the weekend, William worked on putting in the front suspension, and steering rack.

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I didn't help too much, I was trying to catch up with laundry.  I swear there are gremlins that come into our house during the day and throw clothes on the floor!

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We got the  driver side wheel on!  It's the small things in life that make everything worth while.
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Action shot of William putting on the passenger side front wheel.
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The front end looks pretty good.  At this point we had to wait on the rear end.  We had hoped to have it rolling over the weekend.
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Modifying the pedal box assembly had me a little worried, but William did a great job.  Now we can sit in the car making VROOOM VROOOM noises.

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After the pedal box, William installed the master cylinder.  Brakes are very important...

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When we tried to mount the battery from the donor mustang, it didn't fit.  So we went out and bought a new one.  It's a good thing since getting to the battery is tough!
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Getting ready to put the rear end on.... the coil springs are in place.
rear end.JPG (53382 bytes) On  Monday, we got the rear end back.  We cleaned it up and painted it.  At this point we were ready to put it in. (I keep saying we, but I am really just a spectator... It's better for our marriage that way.)
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The rear end took both of us to install.  It is very heavy, and we both worried about one of use coming away with a crushed foot.
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We were getting ready to install the rear brakes.
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Although it doesn't look like a lot of progress, the rear brakes were time consuming, but we wanted to make sure we got it right!
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Rear wheels are ON!  We are ready to roll...
all wheels.JPG (52471 bytes) Done for the night...now we can really sit in it and make Vroom Vroom sounds
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Today, before I got home, William had installed the gas tank.  

Although we are only a few weeks into the build, we are feeling the magnitude of the project.  William is confident as always, while I am feeling just a little overwhelmed.  We'll continue to take things one day a a time, and well be driving around in no time!  

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