13 August 2016
"Disguised as a breakthrough"
Fortunately, that didn't happen.
I stared at it for a good 5 minutes until I realized that I could use the bumper brackets. I'm not proud of how long it took but I am happy that it worked out.
By the end of the day - the cart was finished, the body was put back on the cart without incident, the pan was attached, a cart for the rebuilt transmission was assembled (and the drums installed). I installed the rear seat and put the pieces of the front seats inside. The glove box and door were installed as was the ashtray. I was able to get Ospho on most of the bare metal - I have the inner side of the rear hatch to get done. Next time I get to the car, I'll have the glass installed. There shouldn't be much more to do after that point but get the interior closed up a little bit better.
I've started packing and plan to ship parts next week - to reduce the amount of parts to be shipped with the body. 90-95% of the parts are collected and ready to either go into the car or in a box for shipping.
I also spent about an hour cleaning the garage and rearranging stuff now that some bulky things are departing. I think things will clean up nicely.
Posted by Josh