I continued to strip the body of stuff that I don't want sitting in the weather. The master cylinders and pedals are out, as wells as the wiper arm boxes, washer jets, and the attachment hardware for random firewall items.
|Master cylinders. You can easily see the reservoir size difference (brake on left, clutch on right). Also the defrost nozzles and hoses on the far right.|
|Much smarter this time with labeling and bagging everything.|
|Wiper wheelbox (passengers) and end where it connects to wiper motor.|
|Some random firewall item attachments, recorded for posterity (and future re-attachment).|
|Clean it up and she'll be good as new. Note the lockwire...when lockwashers just aren't good enough. Very popular in the nuclear power industry!|
I started to play with the dashboard a bit. I had a misunderstanding that the dashpad was removable and that I could "easily" repair it outside of the car for future reinstallment. Doesn't look like this is the case. The foam is a stiff grey stuff (you can see it in the corner that I broke off in the picture below) and there is a metal backing that defines the edge of the dash that is bolted to the dash "nose". I think I'm just going to go for it and rip it off, using a heat gun to help with the adhesive and curse myself for doing it later. It has to get repaired and that's all there is to it.
|Passenger's side dash pad. You can see the metal backing where I broke off the foam.|
|Another shot of the dash showing where the vinyl is breaking off. Very brittle after almost 50 years. The white primer was me.|
|Left is the body, right is the door. The pin on the door is what needs to be ground out.|