We finished stripping the shell today and now everything is stripped except the doors. For anyone restoring their car I highly recommend removing ALL the fiberglass parts. They come out quite easily and after we removed them we had a pile of rusty nasty looking debris which would still be trapped if we stopped short of removing the fiberglass. The tub pieces are only riveted on with some strips of fiberglass covering the seems. The fiberglass strips peel right off exposing the rivets. The inner fenders are also only riveted on. With me and Jeff we removed all the fiberglass parts in about 4 hours. It will be going to the blaster soon!
Here’s some pics of the rear window parts. You’re right about the inner seal.
The car is now on the rotisserie. Doors have been removed, all the glass, hydraulic line etc and now working on removing the fiberglass.
More pics from today. Ever wondered what was behind those black curtains? Almost every part, but not quite yet, every part that came off of #4946.
Just a few pictures from today. Almost ready for the rotisserie.
I skipped cycling today and so Jeff and myself spent a full day taking more parts off the car. We’re still working up front working our way back to the cab. We removed some more of the air conditioning, the fan and the vent hose to the center vent in the dash. After removing that you have access to the master cylinder and then the brake booster and finally the pedal board. Then the windscreen washer pump and various fittings. We then removed the steering column and the steering rack. Some of this stuff is the hardest to work on because you have absolutely no room to work. There is one bolt on the pedal board that you pretty much have to improvise a custom wrench to loosen. The car is getting much lighter as my lift is noticeably slower when lowering the car.
More parts taken off today. Radiator, fans, air conditioning parts, horn, wipers and more of the wiring harness pulled through.
Back to work today after a few days of wakeboarding at Lake Havasu. I’m still working in the trunk area, removing the ignition and pulling all the wiring from the rear. I took out the ventilation fans and part of the ventilation system. Also pulled the radiator hoses through the tunnel, the clutch cable and starter cable. The tubs are growing.