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Oh Paul that was was a bad one🤯

I've been there too..maybe once or twice ..don't want to remember those incidents.

I bless you're wound to heal quickly!

Thanks for showing so hopefully we will be more careful working on our old MoPars.👍

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Update: hand has healed, deep gash but flesh would only.  A Shriner 50 miles north of me is looking for a Shriner parade vehicle.. he contacted me and is coming to see the Empi this coming Thursday. Interesting!  Been working out feisty gremlins on the Suburban. Little things make a vehicle unsafe and are time consuming to find and resolve. 
 

I made some significant progress today. I can drive it, but not confident on some safety items. Love my floor shifter. So much better than on the tree in my opinion. 
 

to be continued on the other thread. 

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Shriner did not show.  New rear fenders and progress on the dash and wiring. I added a tachometer and mounted the ignition switch in the wood panel. Engine install in place tomorrow. Added some lux rings and set in the seats. 
 

The back end of the fenders will require some cosmetic work, in hindsight, I should have included that back piece. Sometimes a good closer neighbor would be nice. Casper 50 and Bob Riding have been VERY helpful. 

 

 

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My first real 9 to 5 job was building VWs in Layton UT.

I only owned one, which was quite different from this Empi.

 

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Not today. Sorry!  New brake lines, master cylinder, electrical wiring completed yesterday. Fuel tank next then engine. Last, finish the new fenders. Getting there. 
 

lunch today, looking forward to that. 

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That Empi is a fur piece from the Fiberfab jobs I'm more familiar with. I wanted an Ocelot kit, which was a lot like the Manx, but it had swoopier side panels:, more attractive for street trim.

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I had to look for a while to find this...

Reminded me of the Empi.

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Very interesting. Mine is coming along, we just spent 10 days with my brother in Henderson (Las Vegas) NV. Will be back in the shop tomorrow.  The engine is ready to be installed. 

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About done with the bed. The bed sprayed with bed liner which has a texture finish. Will ad castle nuts,  a cross rod to tie it together, and. bolt the stakes to the body. 

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Did you put the new rubber trans mounts on the frame?

 

Were you able to get the rubber boots? They should only go on after the mounts.

 

And, The vehicle should be loaded until the swing axles level out, before boot installation..

It might want a torsion bar adjustment too, depending on how it sits when finished.

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Ulu, haven’t worked with the parts yet. Bed is essentially done, will be welding on the body next. At only three to four hours a day, progress is slower, but I’m getting there.  Will get another cortisone shot in my right knee next week. 

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Well, I haven't touched mine. I'm cutting lumber too, and shopping online for another car.

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I see by the number that some are watching this thread. I’m proceeding very slowly theses days. Yet I am still in the shop about 4 hrs a day. Yesterday I srartedto. Trick out the bed. I will use this for my fuel for the time being. I’m working body  sheet metal now. 

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Sportster is on stands for brake repair. I pulled one front drum today. Drum has no wear marks and shoes look usable. I have new cylinder kits so will replace them.

 

any suggestions? 

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I'd definitely go through the cylinders, pull the shoes off and clean up the backing plates and make sure the adjusters work.  I'd like to see new lines run and the master rebuilt as well.  Shoes and drums should be OK if as stated.  I'd take some good, clear photos  of each after each corner is done for documentation when selling.

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New lines and master cylinder are already installed!  Brakes are number one issue with me!  New look.

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