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Leadslinger

T-minus two and half months until deadline. We’re moving right along here at TLG, thinking about various projects simultaneously as the time ticks right on by. Lately, we’ve been communicating with the folks over at the United Auto Collision Center (a friend referred us for a paint job), who have been quite unhelpful and unaccommodating: […]

Work on the side

Since Dad needed a little help prepping his ’27 Rally ABC for the California Mille, which we’ll be running this April, I spent a bit of time away from the Mustang to lend a hand. When Dad purchased the car, our friend and vintage race enthusiast Ed recommended we replace a rear suspension bracket that […]

Moving forward

As expected, cleaning the car hasn’t been the most enjoyable part of the restoration, but after all, somebody has to do it. Glass abrasive appears to have caked itself overĀ everything, even some areas that haven’t seen sunlight since the car was assembled back in ’69. Needless to say, it’s been tough work. In addition to […]

UP IN THE AIR

With the suspension completely removed, I had only to pull out some key steering components before we could mount the Rotisserie. These included the Pitman arm, the steering arm, the power-steering hydraulic pump, and the idler arm. This last piece must be replaced if there is any play where it mounts to the body; otherwise, […]

Goodbye, rear suspension (and good riddance!)

I returned to TLG last weekend to finish the job I had started: rear-end removal.Once the drum brakes were pulled (a process I detailed in my last post), the only parts between me and the differential were the leaf springs. Before these are removed, jack up the rear axle so that it is barely supported; […]

Time Lapse

It appears two months have passed since my last post, a period during which I’ve been to the garage only twice. I meant to post an update after the first visit, but it slipped my mind and I have absolutely no idea what I meant to write on. Something about disc brakes, wheel spindles, ball […]

Inch by Inch

Charlie is almost, if not, taller than I am. With brothers, height is all-out warfare. And every inch counts. The tape measure is the battlefield, and hair gel is strategic weaponry. And as my brother and I inch along, so too does progress at TLG. Another milestone day this past Sunday. The interior is finished […]

Another Productive Day

Didn’t get too much time at TLG this weekend; I was busy driving (everybody off the roads!). Nevertheless, Dad and I were able to work a for a few hours last night. Since the next major step in our restoration is removing the interior, I started with the windshield for better access to the dash […]

Spring Cleaning

This past weekend Dad, Charlie, and I were able to put in some time at TLG. Dad moved the trailer to his very helpful friend Rob’s house make room in the garage for us to work on our cars. I had been been storing a significant amount of parts on it before it was sold, […]