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My Car - Snapshot!

August 2003

  Welcome to the SNAPSHOT!!!!! section. Here, I will post new pictures of my car as I progress
in my Ford Falcon restoration, with big plans for the future..........

   Well this year has been nothing but busy on my side, so something has to slack, and unfortunately its the Falcon...

  However, some important things did get accomplished.  All new brake and fuel lines have gone into the car.  Many thanks to Bill Newman for bending up the rear brake line for me.  It was a tough, aggravating job but it came out great.  For the fuel line I checked the sofa cushions for change and ordered up a pre bent unit - quite pleased with it.

  Did some sub frame welding near spring shackles in back, finished up the new tilt column (write-up to come soon), created some trunk wheel well boards using 16 gauge sheet metal and auto insulation (I consider that a nice upgrade from the fiber board that originally was there.

  After some hunting did get that missing side trim for the passenger door via Brian Lucas - thanks much Brian.

  Got some fresh gas into the new gas tank and started the car up, with the new tilt column mocked up in car.  New fluids went into the power steering system and others and so far no leaks have shown up - so far so good!

  My goal is to get the brake lines done, brakes bled, alignment straightened a bit, a little electrical, the new front seats mocked up, and the car over to the alignment/tire shop before snow flies.  Can't wait to  see the car in its new "shoes"...

Mike in Chicago

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