alright, finally got some photos uploaded, still looking for a better method but for now this will do.
so here are a few pics of my babe when I got her and when I got home.
THe body itself, for being out of idaho, is almost 100 percent rust free, other than the rear fenders. Luckily those will be cut out for fender flares and life will be much better then!
I was happy to find out that the original jack, tools, and wheel stops were still with the car. I was told an old man had the car in his garage for years (1st owner), a second owner bought it then later on sold it to a kid who I bought it from, with nothing really being done by either of those two to it, as far as I could tell.
I immediately began doing the prep work to get this bad boy painted, starting with sanding down the front drivers side fender and the rear spoiler, just to get things moving. I have a short attention span so I move fromthings to things in a pattern to keep me going
engine all intact and runs great, new alternator was a nice find
also began taking off the bumpers, at least the front one as I hear the rear is a pain so that will be soon enough.
I also have already ordered the flares (silverline motors - the wide zg flares), a performance odyssey battery, and a carb rebuild kit from the zstore.
the carb rebuild kit came in the mail so I got to work on removing the carbs
thoe hoses in case I get confused putting them back together haha
no more air filter box cover
this thing was interesting to figure out. its the throttle bracket thing, couldn't figure out how to remove it
but then figured out the answer. my friend said it would pop off if I pulled hard enough but I wasn't brave enough to try
the answer: unscrew the end bolt things
and after a bit I have this:
removed from the panel
good ole engine degreaser (does anyone know if the degreaser harms the gaskets in any way? wasn't sure but wasnt too worried as I would be replacing them anyways, just for future info?)
a bit dirty, better than I expected
old vs new:
battery showed up
as well as the flare mount bolts, I got a special kit from Pegasus auto racing, they actually bolt the thread inserts into the panel rather than screwing into the panel, I figured it'd be a bit cleaner.
so far this is where I am, I'm about to start on the second carb and then continue the tear down soon, although I plan on getting a few really cool shots for a video before I do to show the before and after. I have a guy who will be painting it a gunmetal dark grey metallic paint, very sexy. soon to come hopefully.
will post more later
Edited by Jboogsthethug, 07 August 2015 - 07:25 AM.