|Close-up of the lower, rear frame. This car had been in an accident, and the repair work was not done to high standards. All the old repair work will be removed and new, heavier guage sections will be welded in. (The level is checking for flatness.)|
|The front has its share of rust too. This is under the battery tray. There is an air tunnel that sits over this (under, really) but it has been removed with the floor and will be replaced.|
|I'm doing my part. Restoring a car means restoring it part-by-part, and I'm restoring what I can at home.
These are three of the four suspension pivots that are at the top of each wheel carrier. This double-exposure shows both top and bottom of the parts in their three stages of restoration: Original rusty, sand-blasted clean, and painted. Each receives a coat of primer and two coats of semigloss black.
|Here you can see two finished piviots in the midst of my slowly-growing pile of restored parts. The boxes include parts back from the platers. There is a box of black-oxide and one of cad-1 (silver color) plated parts. There are also a few cad-2 (gold color) plated suspension parts. This shot represents many weekends, and there are many more to come.|