1959 109…..More Little Stuff Restoration

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Well, there will be no restoring this steering relay……it blew apart during removal. I have an NOS unit coming from Pangolin.

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Front axle out, next the rear, then they will be set aside for a bit while I get the frame ready for blasting.

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Nice!! Drive flange nut improvised cotter pin!

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Intake and exhaust will get prepped and sent off to Jet Hot for ceramic coating.

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Intake and exhaust prepped for shipping, bottom plates, shackles, steering arms blasted and ready for primer.

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Primed parts ready to be sent to Autobahn for sealer and paint.

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Transmission crossmember “de-skinned”……….it had some pretty severe rock damage and repair was out of the question, so I had to make a new one. Inside was taken down to bare metal etched and primed with SEM CopperWeld.

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Eighth inch plate plasma cut to the correct dimension.

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Transmission mount access holes bored, seventeen holes per side will be marked and drilled for rosette welds.

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Drilled and bent.

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All welded up……….and I’m calling it a little better than new based on the slightly heavier stock used……….good to go!

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