Walnut Creek- removed all positioning screws. Seal trunk floor seams with
seam sealer. Applied seam sealer to rocker panels. Began painting
trunk with spatter finish-ran out of paint. Pinole-Obtained 1/4" plate for
battery holder transition piece. Started cleaning second bumper bracket and
headlight trim piece.
Walnut Creek- Drilled, tapped and
painted battery holder transition piece,
installed battery holder.
Finished painting trunk
interior, Began clear coat of
Mounted spare tire bracket.
Applied spatter finish to rear evaporator housing. Removed rear
OK. Painted drum exteriors. Applied undercoating to driver's rear inner
fender and underneath trunk floor. Installed PCV hose.
Walnut Creek- Finished clear coat on trunk interior,
undercoated PS rear inner fender.
Installed fuel tank and skid
plate, connected all fuel and vapor lines.
Walnut Creek- Mounted rear A/C Evaporator. Cleaned all brazing points on
body and primed. Pinole-Finished cleaning rear bumper brackets. Straightened mis-shaped bracket and
Cleaned bumper bolts,
bumper adapter plates, Kick-pad bar. Painted
bumper adapters and
bumper bolts. Cleaned spare
tie rod rend and adjusting
Cleaned remaining bolts, nuts and washers. Painted e-brake guard.
Began de-rusting process on spare fan shroud-major rust. Refilled oxygen
Walnut Creek-Installed rear bumper brackets, rear A/C drain tubes, hose
transition hardware through fender and threaded inserts for front and rear
fenders (3 brazed). Cut out and fitted dash hole filler. Installed
choke rod and clear coated air cleaner and power brake unit.
Cut out backing metal for dashboard patch. Picked up Checker parts from
auction-condensors, compressor, dash panel and gauges and jump seat.
Straightened bent metal on spare radiator cradle (ebay). Welded nuts on
cradle, brazed dash patch to
backing. Painted cradle and
Walnut Creek-Installed filler adapter on compressor and
drier and pressure
switch to radiator cradle. Plugged hole in rear inner fender. Painted
drain stubs in trunk floor and installed hoses and clamps between evaporator
housing and stubs. Installed cardboard cabin separator to seal off trunk
from interior. Clamped and spot welded dash panel patch and
Attempted to install remote fan for Aerobus front A/C evaporator- wrong dash
configuration... grumble grumble. Will use
later model evaporator unit with
integral fan. Made paper pattern
for compressor support bracket. Installed
patch in rear inner fender.
Removed emergency brake control-broken pawl
Cleaned and repaired emergency
brake control, painted
Pinole- Fabricated adapter
bracket from steel plate-primed
Walnut Creek- Installed adapter
bracket to A/C compressor mount. Filled imperfections on
dash with body filler, filled
with spot putty. Painted with wrinkle finish. Brazed in final patch to
driver's floor and undercoated. Undercoated inner fender patch from Tuesday.
Cleaned rust from kick panel area and primed.
Installed emergency brake
control Cleaned dimmer switch.
Touched up Evaporator Vent highlights.`
Walnut Creek- Install
under-dash evaporator unit. Cut
hose openings in firewall and
floor. Repositioned gas
pedal. Undercoated firewall and floor patch. Installed AC hose tees.
Trimmed adapter plate bolt.
Sanded dash patch and re-puttied.
Walnut Creek- Re-puttied dash imperfections one last time, sanded and
painted. Mounted under seat
heater to floor-waiting for rubber seals. Repaired
door pillar wiring harness.
Removed remaining exhaust pipes. Had muffler shop fabricate
Walnut Creek-more sanding on dash patch, installed exhaust system-new header
pipe,2 new extension pipes, new muffler and refurbished tailpipe. Split
front inner and
outer fenders. Made pattern for rear shelf cover. Made
clearance opening in inner fender to clear battery holder.
Removed old battery holder from inner fender.
Cleaned spare tie rod ends and idler arm. Dis-assembled spare under-seat
Cleaned and sanded PS Inner Fender
Walnut Creek-Opening for battery holder wouldn't work correctly-rework.
Cut out old adapter and fabricated
new and improved version.
Mounted inner fender on car
temporarily. Measured and fabricated back seat shelf-masonite. Cleaned
fender bolts and sanded and cleaned driver's side inner fender.
Walnut Creek- Hung DS Inner fender,
2 front fenders, hood and
rear fenders. Placed masonite
shelf trim piece. Sanded Inner