June 2004 – Front suspension, part 3

This part of the front suspension story focuses on the wheel hubs, the bearings, and the brake rotors. Actually, the process is quite straightforward, and it is certainly easier than the installation of the wishbones. One thing that might look a little odd is that the hubs are both sporting “socks” — quite literally. The Read more about June 2004 – Front suspension, part 3[…]

June 2004 – Front suspension, part 2

The heading says “front suspension,” but for all practical purposes it should read “torsion bars are the key — and the pain.” I have a vague suspicion that a great number of restorations go swimmingly until torsion bars need to be dealt with. At that point, the would-be restorer throws up his hands in defeat Read more about June 2004 – Front suspension, part 2[…]

April/May 2004 – Small plating gets big

Plating saga My intention in the beginning was to have a professional plater complete the nickel plating of the front suspension pieces. And, indeed, I made good on the intention on my side. I drove the parts down to a plater in Fayetteville, North Carolina — all sixty-some pounds of them. I was hoping that Read more about April/May 2004 – Small plating gets big[…]

March 2003 – Rack and very evil rust

Rack (15 March 2003) It would be nice to have a “rotisserie” to mount the car body on. Such things are do-able, and I’ve seen them around, but I’ve not wanted to invest the time into building such a fancy rotating mount for the car. I suppose it would be nice, but we’ll flip this Read more about March 2003 – Rack and very evil rust[…]