I figure I can document the progress of the "Sophia" project here, for all of you to see what goes into building a car, and for those who know to have fun watching. Yay, voyeurism!! Anywho, here is Sophia, a Ford Falcon who turns 45 on Aug. 6th. She is in essentially the shape she was in when she moved into the driveway, with the exception of tires and brakes. From here on out I'll take photos of the procedures along the way, and give brief descriptions with them, all for your viewing pleasure!
Work done in this installation ; Front brakes: shoes-wheel cylinders-brake lines and hoses-master cylinder-replaced, front drums turned, Front wheel bearings cleaned and re-packed and grease seals, dust caps replaced; Rear axles removed to facilitate replacement of axle seals and gear oil drained, Front tires replaced. Taping and general paint prep is beginning.
A couple of weeks ago, Papa & I were coming home from a job in Lancaster and stopped at the Dunkin Donuts on rte 12 in Sterling. There we saw a 1928 Dodge with rumble seat and a $14,000 for sale sign. All original save the starter and wipers (I think he still has the crank). We got to chatting and I got his #, just in case.
Just wanted to share.