No more log wagon

Imperial

  1. Imperial dude

    Imperial dude Member

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    Finally got the 2 extra leads taken out of the Imperial ImperialTM.jpg
    Now she sits like a luxury car instead of a refugee from "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot"
    The shop actually posted this pic on their Facebook page
    Think I've found a good mechanic shop also
    Not only did he put in a courtesy mat(yes I know the carpet and windlace are trashed)
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    He put a steering wheel cover on too IMG_20210503_165723_4.jpg

    It couldn't be aligned yet, it needs LCA and strut rod bushings also, something my last shop missed completely
    He's ordering the parts from Kanter auto parts, don't know anything about them other than they aren't Autozone
    Anyone have any experience with them?

    Still have a few electrical gremlins to chase down, but I think most are ground issues
    do the dual master cylinder conversion and put on new rubber lines
    Rip out the trailer brakes while I'm at it
    Fix a transmission, pinion, axle, valve cover and power steering leak
    But I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere, and may soon be a driver

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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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  3. Imperial dude

    Imperial dude Member

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    yes, I checked out their website, wish I had known about them before i got the autozone UCAs and ball joints

    This mechanic did a good job on the leaf springs, put in 2 new pins and new lockwashers, he also told me I need a new shock plate, looks like someone broke a shock bolt and torched out the hole waaay to big, time to get a hold of Murray Park I guess
    I know by the time she's done ill have twice in her than what I can get out of her, but I bought her to drive not flip
     
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    patrick66 Old Man with a Hat

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    Nice car! You have a pretty nice steering wheel in that, I can see why he put a cover on it.

    "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot"! Now there is a pretty good film. Talk about obscure references!
     
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  5. Imperialist

    Imperialist Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I was thinking the same thing about the car and the steering wheel. It took me over a decade to find a decent red steering wheel for my '64 Crown Convertible. That's a rare item, especially in that condition. The red usually fades so bad, but yours looks so vivid it makes me think this car was indoors much of its life. Really nice.
     
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    Thank you
    Yes the steering wheel is in excellent condition, doesn't even have any cracks in it
    Upper and lower dash pad are pretty good, a little warped but no cracks
    Door panels and headliner are also good
    Ashtray even looks good
    Can't say the same for the seats and carpet though
    Funny story, looking at the pics I took I noticed"what the, why does it have 2 dimmer switches?" I looked at the service manual and found out its for switching radio stations, AM radio doesn't work though, lights up, makes a popping sound when you turn it on but sadly no tunes, but that's pretty far down the list of priorities