|(C) GrubScrew...funny, found this on another forum from my favorite one where I "know" him from|
|My baby, Dorothy. Named after my Grandmother, wife to my Grandfather (obviously) who taught me what I know about cars.|
|Umm, drive it!|
- Parking brake cable replacement,
- Dashboard re-installation,
- Windshield rubber replacement (one failed attempt already),
- Interior replacement (seats, mainly), and
- About three dozen things I'm forgetting.
After that, I think she's mechanically sound as I did brake and clutch work last summer/fall. My problem is the condition of the body itself. Both of my outriggers are about shot:
|Passenger's side outrigger...driver's side is not as bad, but close.|
|Passenger floor cross-member.|
|Passenger upper / lower A-pillar interface...not much interfacing here.|
I thought I was going to get much more done over the winter than I did. Granted, there was a new job and it was an particularly bad winter and my experience level wasn't great (and I didn't have a clear path ahead with the donated black car). But, I was rather disappointed with myself by my lack of progress and I'm afraid I'll have a repeat and not get anything done next winter, either.
Another option is to try the "rolling" restoration option. I'm not totally sure what that means outside of the obvious, but maybe that's best. I fix the stuff that needs to be fixed to put it on the road and enjoy it for a bit. Then, I tackle something that may take her down for a while. Down, up, down, up. Maybe that's the happy medium between a 40 year-old car and a 40+ year-old guy.