Friday, May 05, 2006

 

The Really Bad News


This is the upper drivers side




This is the upper passenger side




This is the lower driver side



This is the lower passenger side



This makes for good reading, if you like horror stories!


Thursday, May 04, 2006

 

The Bad News



All right, got the T top trim off and vacuumed out the top windshield frame channel. It was full of rust flakes that General Mills would have been proud of!



Ack! A hole!


 

Windshield Family Fun!


We spent last month removing all the trim from around the T and windshield. We also got the windshield out in one piece! The surround was so deteriorated that I was able to just pull it off with my hand! Kyra found large gaps between the glass and the frame and ran wire through it without any trouble. The wire she had was too weak and didn't use it. All I used was a putty knife! I carefully stabbed the knife between the frame and glass all around. From the picture you can see that I already removed the bottom clips.

Took me just a few hours of stabbing and scraping with the blade but over two days. The second day I was really excited but was fighting the lower end about where the knife is in the picture. Toward the passenger side there was a big glob of sealant and once I got through it, POP! I knew the glass was going to come right out! We laid out a cargo blanket on a table to put it on. As we pushed the glass out from the inside, you could hear the crunshing sound of the rust being disturbed and walked it over to the table! There was actually a ring of rust around the windshield where it was sealed to the frame!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

 

Driver Front Fender


Thursday, October 13, 2005

 

Front Driver Fendor Posted by Picasa

 

Front Passenger Side Posted by Picasa

 

Front Driver Side Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 02, 2005

 

Front Side Posted by Hello

Friday, May 27, 2005

 

Back side Posted by Hello

 

Wiper door actuator. Red line on firewall side, green on the engine side. Posted by Hello

 

(Upper vac hose wrapped in tape) Passanger side vac line entrance into the firewall. Yellow and red lines going to the wiper control switch. The third that looks cut is an atmospheric vent hose from the switch. The lower set of vac lines I believe are going to the heater/ac unit controls.Posted by Hello

 

Yellow wire comes from the wiper motor and plugs into the driver side bung. Posted by Hello

 

Yellow wire goes to the switch on the left side. Looks to be activated by the hood but ? Posted by Hello

 

Vac lines on driver side firewall to maintenance switches between driver's legs. Entrance is just right of the vacuume power break (View is top down) Stripes are Yellow to the check valve (under dash?) and white to the switches. Posted by Hello

 

Vac relay for the wiper door. Top to bottom; Red, White, Green. The red and green lines goto the actuator asm. (View is along the firewall towards the driver fender) Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

 

Dude – I gotta Vette!

My dad just traded pink slips for his 197? El Camino for a 1970 Corvette... and handed me the keys! The catch? I live in Texas, and my folks live in Colorado! So I wait until I get vacation time in May to bring it home!

More to come and pictures soon!

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