Phase 2 of the restoration project commenced on January 28, 2014. The goal for the day was to remove the front and rear axles and the gas tank. Some things take longer than expected and some things take almost no time at all.
The team: Rob Dunlop, Merv Clarke, Bob Hiland, Craig Turner, Rick Mutzke, John Wilson, Mike O’Brien, Lee Harrington
Driver’s side front suspension in
Rob Dunlop watches front end on the floor in amazement
Old front end on the floor
Bob Hiland and Merv Clarke begin removal of the rear axle
Lee Harrington and Bob continue the task
Spare tire pan from under the car - Rick Mutzke observes
Merv disconnecting emergency cable
Bob continuing to fight with a stubborn bolt
Bob is going to kill that bolt - Merv and Lee watch in horror
New technique for the bolt - same enthusiasm
Oops - missed!
Time for a rest - John Wilson
The rear axle out at last!
Removing the spring rubber - Lee the torch man!
Rear axle space empty
Rear axle on a dolly - not clean yet
Hard to cut this bolt!
Rob Dunlop working on the bolt that was made in %*&(#
Yup - it’s still there
Merv is thinking... this looks dangerous!
Let’s try this anotherw ay
Merv supervises the gas tank removal
Craig Turner (in orange) tests the filler tube on the gas tank
Checking the tank
It must be here somewhere?
Rob - “I think that we should just scrap all this junk and get another shell”
Merv in the background using the club TV inspection device to check another gas tank interior
Engine and transmission from under the car
Rusty frame - all surface rust
Rear frame and spring
last updated March 09, 2020
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