'65 New Yorker bringing it back to life thread-

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  1. Sir Patrick

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    Picked up this car September 14 2019, from a good freind. Been watching this car for over 10 years, negotiating price, thinking about it, ect- decided to finally go ahead and pick her up.

    Engine is not original- '69 383 B 2 barrel.

    Pretty solid MI car. Only hole in the floor boards is under the gas pedal, about 6"x6". 2 small holes in the trunk about 3"x3". Few small areas of bondo in the car with about 3 more small areas that need work.

    Interior is pretty good, other than the drivers side of the seat ripped and a hole in the door skin on drivers side. Headliner was hanging loose too....time to get the garage ceiling finished to keep heat so I can get started.

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    Got her cleaned up-

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  3. Sir Patrick

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    Harmonic balancer was fine...just the belt groove part for the air conditioning rusted off flapping around when turning over...

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    The starter was acting crazy, so took it off Fall of '19....was full of rusty water. Blew it out with the air compressor and filled it with wd40, and blew it out again, started working again perfect!

    High torque mini-

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    Found the air filter assy in the trunk!!

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  6. Sir Patrick

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    Installed all new brake lines! 2/2020

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  7. Sir Patrick

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    Dropped the gas tank, ran all new fuel lines 2/2020

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    Gas tank was in ok condition inside, but had some pin holes around the sending unit...patched temporarily till I can buy a new one, preferably the '70 road runner tank and sending unit. 20200320_123920.jpg 20200320_130347.jpg 20200322_182242.jpg
     
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    New fuel pump and filter 3/2020

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    20200320_150530.jpg FB_IMG_1585253773467.jpg While tank is out, took the wire brush to the underside of the trunk and suspension. Sealed, painted and undercoated-
     
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    Tank all patched up, cleaned up, and undercoated- this tank already had 1/4" of undercoating on it bottom and sides.

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    Removed all the air conditioning parts that I will not be using. 20200323_180225.jpg 20200326_162800.jpg
     
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    Coronas got me stuck at home...took a pic "corona christine"

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    Got the trunk cleaned up/vacuumed out

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    Found a bunch of casting numbers I want to save for easy access

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    Wont be putting this back on...

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    Interior needs work....mice got in.... 20200326_164317.jpg 20200326_164359.jpg 20200326_164421.jpg 20200326_164327.jpg 20200326_164438.jpg 20200326_164457.jpg
     
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    Working on the peeling chrome and rusty bumper, little by little

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  20. LeBaron1973

    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looking good Sir Patrick, happy motoring soon!!!