Wyatt convinced me to destroy my 71...

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  1. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So today...got to talkin with my good pal Wyatt, who knew I wanted to dive into the NYer so that we both can drive out to Carlisle next year. Knowing the plan was to pull the engine/trans he told me "why not just pull the the stub and do everything".
    The kid really know his shit. No shit.
    We got going and start the tear into it.
    The pics you're about to see are just the beginning. We got way farther today and more pics soon to follow for where we finished up. But for now, we're havein beer & food at a local watering hole in Crystal Lake. More to follow......
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  2. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    More pics...will be posting as we continue to dive in. This was just todays work. 20191102_142125.jpg 20191102_151549.jpg 20191102_174336.jpg 20191102_191254.jpg 20191102_191305.jpg 20191102_201724.jpg
     
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  3. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Truth be told. Couldn't have done it without him. Doing this kinda stuff is what keep you young and helps to keep this old brain working.
     
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  4. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    I really dont know what I am doing.
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Put some tape over the ends of the disconnected A/C hoses to keep moisture from turning the oil to jello.

    Dave
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    System is dry as a bone.
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That is possible, but often the oil has migrated to the bottom of the evaporator and condenser and if that oil jells up, you will need to remove both units to have them flushed. You will need a new filter dryer in any case.

    Dave
     
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  8. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    We will keep that in mind. AC isnt on the immediate to do list, but something we can plug up quick to avoid future issues. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The kid worked at a junkyard, just saying...:poke:
    :lol:
     
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  10. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Id be happy sitting in my shop, working on this car any day of the week to see the transformation if the ride.
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You should have just sold the car to me and I would have taken care of all that stuff - all in a day's work. I just did that to my Town & Country wagon. Blasted the stub frame and put por-15 on it to preserve it. Redid all the engine gaskets, including head gaskets, core plugs etc and rebuilt the auto trans, suspension and brakes with new brake lines too. Only way to freshen up a vehicle you want to keep for the long term.

    I applaud you guys for doing it right!
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    I appreciate it Steve! I told him let's do it once and it'll be done forever!
     
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    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Stevo, in case you cant tell from what has already been posted, my NYer is gonna live a long life once the stubby goes back in.
    This car is going to be one that will be rebuilt to the way it was when it came out of the fac tory.
    No need to sell it.
    I dont need the money.
     
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wyatt's a madman... good for you, enlisting his help. :thumbsup:
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Don’t you have your own projects???:poke:
    Just kidding, nice work fellas!:thumbsup: It looks like you had some fun working together and btw this is one of my top favorite fuselage cars on this board.
     
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    Good job guys, it's nice to see a substantial amount of work done so quickly...I'm looking forward to updates and lots more pictures in this thread :thumbsup:
    BTW, that's an impressive looking exhaust!
     
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    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    I would LOVE to do this to mine. Anxiously awaiting this rest of your pics and journey..
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great work, I tbought when you mentioned removing the stub, in my head I was thinking the clip, and you were going to leave the stub frame in place, you guys aren't messing around. Looking forward to watching the rebuild.
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It's the only way to do a Mopar correctly.
    Good job.
    That's going to be pretty when done.
     
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  20. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Not that we didn't do enough yesterday, after we left the bar last night, went back to the shop and pulled the rear bumper.
    I don't know what time I got home, but geez, at least we gained an hour last night.
    Every one made it home safely as per the text to one another. 20191103_020007.jpg 20191103_020010.jpg 20191103_020007.jpg 20191103_020010.jpg
     
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