Post by countrybunker on Nov 3, 2014 16:22:56 GMT -5
After a few phone calls, and a return for the proper bushings, finally have everything for the leaf springs. Got the driver side all finished up. Moved the work inside to the spare room/parts room. Need to do a couple touch ups on the paint after assembly. The front bushing went in a lot easier then I thought it would!
Went to the mopar show at the garlits museum the other day. I think I'm the only person who can go to a car show, and come home with action figures! lol Spotted these, and had to grab em.
I was talking with the gentleman who had em, and he explained how he used to build blumos for the house of blues around the country. I've been sick as a dog lately, and was not in the mood so much to BS. He gave me his card. Today I took a peak at the card. Turned out to be Rick shields! Damnit! Should have talked with him more!! Oh well... He did throw in a box full of Monaco exterior trim. I havnt really gone through it. I know its not in the greatest shape, but if anyone needs trim, let me know! I'll start a thread on it in the for sale section.
Post by countrybunker on Nov 18, 2014 21:47:56 GMT -5
Rear suspension is done.
Took the shock plates from the '67 over to a friends with a drill press. Had to drill out the center leaf spring locating hole, to accept the new 3/8 nut. Cleaned, and painted afterwards.
Now back to the driver side rear. Finished the inner wall today.
Started working on Mona's quarter panel. A little rougher then I first thought. But no big surprises. Have to replace the bottom edge. Got the trunk floor, and bottom edge cut out today. A few pin holes need to get patched, then can cut the section off needed, and weld onto the car.
Idk... I welded it up at a bit more of an angle then original I think. Still looks good, but not as smooth as I think it should be. Today the welds got ground down, then baked the undercoating off the back side. I started stripping the trim holes to fill, but ended up stripping the whole quarter. Shot a quick coat of primer on.
Post by countrybunker on Dec 17, 2014 18:08:55 GMT -5
Works been slow.. I ended up picking up a new toy a couple weeks ago, and it has been getting all the attention lately.
Shes a '77 Chrysler Cordoba. Shes got a strong running 400 big block in her. Caught her on craigslist, and couldn't pass it up. This will be the new daily driver, to replace the truck. I've got to get up north, and get her legal next month. She needs a few things... Typical southern car with a baked interior.
The 2 meeting for the first time.. LOL Someone's a little jealous of all the attention.
I can't let her deter me from the blumo though! So got back to the her today. Finished the quarter up. Filled all the trim holes, stripped the back side, and layed down a coat of primer.
The wheel well on this side is in a lil bit better shape. However all the edges, and joining metal are badly corroded. Didn't get a pic of before, but got the bad cut out. Got the edge of the trunk floor tacked into place...
Post by countrybunker on Dec 18, 2014 21:19:41 GMT -5
Thanks guys! Glad you like the Cordoba! Idk bout that fine Corinthian leather, but she needs something! lol Shes a great driving car, but a bit of a pig. Those 2.74 gears out back gotta go! Hell the small block 2brl in the blumo seems to have a little more pep then this thing!
Post by countrybunker on Mar 17, 2015 20:29:26 GMT -5
Well, its been a while. Not much happening. I've been so busy working on the new toy, the blumo hasn't been getting much love. Did get a lot of stuff done on the doba though. Shes recieved some metal work in the trunk-
Also replaced the nasty leakin 727, with a rebuilt one I had for the blumo. I'll have this one rebuilt for the blumo when the time comes..
Can see the stain from the big puddle it was making.. lol
Installed some modern LEDs inside to replace the horrible lighting it had. Couldn't see diddly poo at night with those things!!
Lastly, I just rebuilt the whole front end with all new bushing, joints, links, and what not. Got some good practice in for when the time comes for the blumo. This was the nastiest job I've ever done!! Was very happy when this was done, and over!
Theres a few other little things here and there that have been done as well... The old lady, and I took her on her first long run up to St. augustine today. Shes such a great riding car!
But enough about the Cordoba already, this is the Blumo board after all!! (Can you tell I'm a proud papa? LOL) I picked up a new sheet of metal, as well as filled the tank back up with some gas for the welder, and have been tinkering with the back corner still. Need to finish the bottem legde of the trunk floor/wheel well/and inner side pocket wall. Big pain in the ass with all the joining metal there!!
No real pics to share at the moment (same work as other side).. I can't believe I went through that whole sheet of metal I had already! Damn there was a lot of metal missing from the old girl!! lol