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'74 C160-8 Restomodification in Process

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Well after a month and a half we're finally going to get back to the cinnamon horse...

At least a little.

We got another chassis from a fellow Redsquare member.

This one's waaayy less worn out.

 

Trina let loose the garden hose at the "new" 1977 chassis we're going to use.

More to come soon.....

 

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Thanks for bringing this to the top Eric, I started the read over and familiarized myself again with Cinnamon.  Funny the thread started with Trina letting you have your tractor time, but now she’s practically done her own!  Love how things change sometimes...  You two seem to be quite the pair!  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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27 minutes ago, pullstart said:

You two seem to be quite the pair!  

Thanks Kev!

That's a good way to put that

 

The question is...

 

A pair of what??!!??

 

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Yeah, I left that unspoken, to soften the blow!  :laughing-rofl:

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My honey and I spent an hour or so this morning disassembling the donor chassis that is going to become the new cinnamon horse.

 

I'm going to vacuum it off and spray it down and degrease it a bit.

 

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Trina spent some time this afternoon more of the disassembly on the donor chassis.

I'm going to end up using the frame and transmission from this.

She took apart the front suspension so we could clean it up and paint it.

 

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TRINA decided to work on Cinnamon horse for a few hours this afternoon.

Final disassembly and then some degreasing and.....

Painting !!!!

There's more than done what's pictured. Some small stuff hanging from the clothes line. Wheelhorse mobile.

 

She unbolted the frame from the transmission and drained the fluid.

I'll bring it in the workshop and put all four new seals in it.

 

The brake shoe looks great.

This'll get a set of hubs that have 2 set screws And a new dust boot.

 

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Trina did some more scraping and sanding and painting today.

She found that one of the ends on a tie rod was quite loose so she went searching around in the auction pile and found the one that is in the picture that has the adjustable end on it. It was too long so she loosened it up and shortened it a bit.

 

 

She says to me tonight.... "What do we need to do to get this thing going back together?"

I'm not sure but I think that might be woman code language for... Where is the transmission and why don't you have it done yet?

 

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9 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I think that might be woman code

Hahahahaha. :laughing-rofl:  I believe you are correct... :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

The resto looks like its going well.  Good job. 

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Hey EB Please make sure your Honey covers up her legs when she is running the wire wheel, I had one of those wires come off, go through my jeans and embed almost an inch into my left knee working on Putt Putt before the big show, it was so fast that I never felt it go into my knee, until it started hanging up on my jeans as I was working about probably an hour after running the wire wheel.  There is still a mark, since early June!  I’m glad there wasn’t internal damage (I think...) but pulling that squiggly wire out wasn’t too much fun.

 

Sorry to show so much skin in your post, but here’s the evidence still...

 

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4 minutes ago, pullstart said:

Sorry to show so much skin

Hahahaha

 

 

Glad you're okay. Hope that doesn't Fester.

 

I'll share this with her.

Worst part is, we both know we shouldn't do that.

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A little more work on the project the last few days.

Trina did some more disassembly of the old chassis and we discovered that the tool box/ seat base was more rusty and rotted than I knew.

That always sucks but I just dug into the parts pile and found what we needed.

Here's some updated pics....

 

This is what my honey will be working on painting tomorrow.

 

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And here's what's left of the old chassis.

I'll use the wiring, engine, hubs and wheels/tires from this on the new one.

The 8 speed will be split and rebuilt sometime.

 

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Well folks. We're at the stage of the game where there's nothing left to do but degrease and throw a quick coat of paint on the transmission and put some seals in it. Also put some paint on the engine. Then... Reassembly begins.

 

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