We have been hearing a lot about the snow in the USA and we are expecting it too. This week we have had a few flurries of snow but nothing major. So just to make our friends on the other side of the pond feel at home we took a picture. Lucky for us it was raining earlier so it didn’t get a chance to settle luckily.
We having been working on the “Rust In Piece” convertible again this week and made massive progress by cutting the front off as the panels were to rotten to salvage. The floor area has been cleaned up and replace with a complete floor pan and all the relevant fittings. The safe and sure way is to replace the parts and start from a solid foundation. This is exactly the same principles we used in the now wonderful “Mastic Mustang” posts. This will be another nice car once we finished with her.
Old look set of the front of the car.
The floor pans now in place.
The bits we didn’t want? Well they were added to the scrap pile.
During the week we had a call from a good customer of ours to say that they wanted to pick up their car from our storage. This was fine by us of course, but as a result we had a swap round with some of the cars. As if by an unscripted choreography the cars were moved and replaced back to their homes, just for now that is!
The cars were all tucked up safe and sound to avoid the snow!
’66 Coupe full restoration has taken a big step forward with the engine being settled into place and looks pretty good. The next jobs will be to get the under dash fittings in place.
We have been looking at the state of the fuel tank and removed the sender to drain the remains of the old fuel that was sitting at the bottom. The sender was removed and we decided that this one had seen better days. The fact is that when you are at this level of restoration then the last thing you should do is put in a rusty old fuel tank, the rubbish and rust thrown through the engine could cause chaos with the carb, and possibly damage all sorts of items let alone block the fuel lines.
If you find that your fuel gauge is a little erratic then check the sender!