Put the new CV passenger side axel in today. did the other tie rod and removed the sway bar(which was already popped out on the passenger side.. and the mounts on the pass side were busted).
we also did most of the shift rebuilt kit.. its a little off now.. i need to jack the car up to adjust it. i need to push down slightly to get into 1st 2nd now. I was reading i need to jack it up and loosen the clamp on the spline rod and adjust it a tiny bit so i can get the gears back in the right place..
tomorrow she'll get new rubber
maybe if i cant get the guys to fix the linkage while they have the car on the lift doing the tires
pushed her into a parking lot after the plastic clutch cable hook thing broke (hooks the cable to the pedal).. on the way home from putting new tires and rims on it....
on the upside.. looks much beter without the white steelies
offset is better too
last night i dropped the speedo gear into the tranny.... so today i guess i let my tranny chew it up
also picked up some marine vinyl in white to start working on the door cards..
my interior is going to be amazing. Doing all white doors with black stitching and then when its al done we are going get some good paint and blood splatter the whole interior of the car.. going to look like a sick murder scene zombie attack.
also plan to have a zombie painted on the underside of my hood too
so i installed the tbar bumpers, looked good, but the wife says their not safe, so back to the ugly clipper bumpers for now.
Made my side cables for the new top project coming up.
And this weekend i installed a new oil pan gasket, cleaned, brushed, and painted the pan.
caught a guy and his daughter taking pictures of my car today. he stayed to chat for a couple minutes about it I guess he has one too and they were impressed with its style Stopped at the dealer today to grab parts and a salesmen ran out to chat about it said hes seen it all around town and really likes it who would have thought a ratty 89 cabby would get so much attention lol
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i know how to fix the linkage but i dont have a lift or a jack to get the car up to fix it.
i was thinking of bringing it to the dealer down the street and have them play with it. and have them do a tranny flush while they have it on the lift. lol see if i can get them to commit to a flat price rather than going hourly. its going to take them 5 minutes to adjust the linkage.. Its literally. loosen a nut, slide the rod out. rotate a notch or two and put it back in.
Spent about 45 minutes trying to remove the "stickers" from the seat backs. GRRR. Who would do that to such an awesome car?
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Finally painted by front bumper tube.. looks much better.
Added Hood Prop:
also took the skins off a pair of back seats i scored from a friend... hopefully in the next couple days i'll find a material i like for doing the rear seats. If i can find the time this week i should have a newly refinished pair of rear seats