Sept 17, 2012
I have just some small detail left on the passenger door. Time to move onto the drivers door. This is what i did to finish up today. On the back of the door handle I could not figure out why it was not fitting. Then I noticed that it was hitting where it was to be bolted. I used the Dremel tool with a tile bit and cleaned it up. I had to take about a half inch off you can see it in the first 4 pictures. I still need to get the rod bent for the door latch. That will come after I get the drivers door done.
Sept 10-16, 2012
Still working on the passenger side door. The more I rework the window and bend the tracks alittle the window moves like I think it should. This has been the most chalenging part of the build. The window doesn't go all the way down because the window reg and motor are in the way. Some othe builders have moved the motor to the center of the two bars but for now I am going to leave it the way it is. I will try a few more things before I move on to the drivers door but its starting to come together. I sure would like to have a complete door frame it sure would make this process alot easyer.
Aug 22-30 2012
Started to put the window tracks in but noticed that I had 2 left tracks with motors. After searching the internet I found a supplier with a complete new remanufactured ones. Like others on the form I moved one of the cables from the port that was pointing down to the one closest to the motor. I have made a video on how to complete this task so it doesn't spring out and you have a mess with the cables.
Aug 16-21, 2012
With some help from my Dad we were able to install both door. I have working doors
Aug 08, 2012
Start by painting the frames for the doors, just used some primer then a gloss black. Every time I would grab the frames hands were getting all black just had enough. So today they were painted and I like it. You wont see them once they are in the doors but they look good. I did find in the last two pictures you can see that the bracket for the latch to bolt to is not square with the front. The one on the left has a small twist to it WTF. I will put in the vice and see if I can get it out.
July 10, 2012
Installed the back fire wall as to the manual. I am not a fan of making holes and then having to ream them out.
June 25, 2012
I installed the hood so I could use it to line things up. When putting the bolts in I was not to sure what to do. I went and researched some other form members sites to get some hints. After watching Gene's videoes again I was comfortable to move on. The hood lined up just as other members have. The passenger side having the worst gaps.
June 07, 2012
After a year the body is back on the car.
The Body at the Factory
The Body being removed
Once the body was in the garage I started removing the body and all the aluminum panels. That is also my dog, there is only one problem with him is that he does not like to work.
Sept 30, 2011
I picked up a winch and some pulleys from the local Canadian Tire and Home Depot. Once I hade the pulleys attached to the roof along with the winch the Car body made it to the roof of the garage.