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'73 auto restore

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Here are some pic's of my progress on restoring my 18 auto. Started as just building a f.e.l. and has progressed to basicly redoing as much as I can. The front spindles had alot of play so I cut the ends off and replaced with new 1" round stock.(see pic) The axle has some play in the spindle ends so I machined the ends out and installed brass bushings,(see pic) NO play now! Also drilled the ends of the tie rods and inserted zerts(see pic) Also purchased new 27 x 10.5 x 15 rear turfs(carlisle) new 18 x 8.5 x 8 front turfs(carlisle). Bead blasted front and rear rims and painted them black.(suppose to be cream but I like black)

More to come as progress resumes.

Thanks.

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Ok, I think this should show the pic's.

(fixed:nylyon)

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Thanks, nylyon! :greetings-clappingyellow: Tried and tried to get it to do that :banghead: ...but you seen how it worked for me. :scratchead:

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:thumbs:

Now, how do I get a pic in my avatar?

What do know, I got a pic to show up in my avatar. Miracles do happen! LOL

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Ahh, nice avatar. :thumbs: See, the picts really do make all the difference. :text-coolphotos:

I can't wait to see this one go back together, I'm a big fan of the black wheels too. :text-woo:

Looks gorgeous so far, keep up the great work. :icecream:

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You've gotten a bit farther than me and I must say your paint looks awesome!!! :handgestures-thumbup: I hope mine comes out half as nice.....

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Looking great so far, I think the black wheels will look good on it also.

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Thanks for all the great comments. Today (saturday) I pull the rear end out take it apart and make sure I have hardened bolts in the bull gear, I think that's what it's called. Also going to pull the steering column out and hopefully re-do it.

Will keep pic's posted as I progress.

Thanks again.

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I just looked at your FEL build, and I can see you do an excellent job on your resto/fab projects!

Just keep the pictures coming, as you know we love to drool over the photos!

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