Haven't updated this thread in weeks... again...
Well, that's because I'm waiting. Perpetually waiting. If waiting to work on your car were an olympic sport.... well, you guys know the rest.
Here's what I'm waiting on currently:
Passenger side front axle
Flex fiber Plastic welding rod
Passenger side caliper
The axle got "lost" and I had another one sent to me. So it's been about 3.5 weeks just for that. I rebuilt the knuckle with new bearings. Once I get the axle and caliper I can finish up and put it all on the ground again.
The welding rod is to finish repairing my dashboard. I will be able to put everything back together with the exception of carpet and seats... trying to find originals or something that I like better than what I have (84 GL's). Anyway, some pictures with captions for fun.
A snap shot as I was repainting my badge.
Mucky and gross. As I disassembled the passenger side front end I noticed that I had a fancy break line leak somewhere along the way. Previous owner maybe, I hadn't noticed anything on that side but there's a lot of bubbled paint and grime around the brake line areas.
Testing the seals. It was hard to tell if they were cracked or not under all that grime. I yanked em anyway since I had new ones.
And here's why I'm getting a new axle. The inside was very contaminated. I chucked it before I even took a picture.
As it sits currently.
So I'm also repairing my dash as I previously said. It was really cracked. I took a die grinder with a grinding tip on it and beveled out all of the cracks so I can fill and resurface when I get that rod I'm waiting on. I'll let you all know how THAT goes..
Oh yeah, hey. That steering wheel that I was refinishing? My first attempt, I'd give it an 8/10. Looks great from about 2 feet out, but if you were to closely inspect you'd see some imperfections. Good enough for now. I'll get picky later when I can drive.
And that's where I'm at. More to come (hopefully sooner than later....)