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1951 Mercury Custom IFS Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Rack And Pinion

Old front stub has been removed from the ’51 Mercury Convertible, new one welded on.  New power disc brakes, power rack and pinion steering, coil over shocks, period appearing one-wire alternator, power steering pump.

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1968 Camaro Subframe Work And Stuff

Tearing down subframe for paint and bushings.  As is often the case with fast Camaros, the subframe has sagged.  The distance between the upper control arm mounts is about 3/8″ narrower that it should be. Found rust in inner door shells when we blasted them. Remainder of […]

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1978 Ford 4X4 Pickup Custom Dakota Digital Dash And Climate Control

Gauge control modules being wired, stereo and hvac controls installed, Dakota digital gauges installed.

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’68 Camaro Body And Paint Work Update

Another week, some more sanding!  And fitting body panels, and sanding.

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1967 Chevy Pickup Restoration Final Body Fit

Aftermarket body panels need some love in order to fit properly.  Photos here show final fit before final body work.  

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Camaro Restoration Sanding, Sanding, And Some Sanding

Hard to get impressive  pics at this stage… just sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Headers are out being coated. Half of the engine parts we ordered are here, other half in transit. Should have engine buttoned up next week and looking good. New spoiler,  hood, and cowl […]

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1963 Galaxie Axle Installation

Brake lines and swaybar installed.

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1968 Camaro Restoration Gets Epoxy Prime And Spray Polyester

After the body work is complete the work is locked down with epoxy and a high build polyester primer is applied.

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Frame Stub IFS Tacked Into Postion

Hmm, something’s wrong with my camera, it makes my hair look white. This ’51 Merc Convertible is getting a new wiring harness and an independent front suspension with power rack and pinion steering and disc brakes.  Earlier post shows the disassembly, this one shows cutting the antiquated […]

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1951 Mercury Convertible Getting IFS And Other Great Things

Let’s do the first post like a TV show.  It comes in looking great, gets disassembled, and the parts come in…all in one episode!

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