Before and After
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The original oil bath air cleaner.
Kurt took the air cleaner apart and cleaned up the inside. The top has a few dents and dings that we want to take care of.
Once most of the dings were pounded out, a tiny amount of filler smoothed the surface.
The finished oil bath air cleaner.
Not exactly the original factory transmission. That had shelled due to a snapped washer back in the '80's. This one is out of a Corvette.
Same transmission, just cleaned up and rebuilt by Michelle's father, Jim Gilmore.
All the bolts and the shift linkage were cleaned up and detailed out as well.
The generator was still charging, but whining a lot.
Another view of the generator. Over the years, several generators had been replaced on the car.
A nearby generator shop rebuilt the generator and Kurt reconditioned the brackets for it.
Betsy still had the original factory glass fuel bowl.
Kurt reconditioned the fuel bowl into like new condition.
The inner front fenders needed little work.
A cleaned up and reconditioned inner front fender.
The front end looked normal for the age of the car.
The front suspension was rebuilt using polygraphite bushings. The inner fenders were reconditioned. The splash pan is merely black primer. The engine was rebuilt by Fairfax Auto.
Another view of the original front frame horns and the engine.
The frame was powder coated, the suspension was rebuilt, as was the engine. The firewall has already been painted.
The window mechanisms were hard to operate due to old grease and rust. Kurt reconditioned them to like new condition.
The passenger taillight
shows the worst of the damage from the drop when the body was put back on the frame.
A lot of time went into getting the taillights looking correct again.
The driver rear taillight shows the damage from the accident in the early '90s with the Mustang. Kurt pulled most of this out.
The driver rear taillight shows moderate tweaking from the drop.
Remember the mangled taillight areas?
One wing vent has been cleaned up. The other has not. You can really tell the difference.
An original body brace and the replacement body brace. All the body braces were this bad.
An original bumper bracket. Yep, all the others were just as rusty.
Reconditioned bumper brackets.
Before and After
Drive, Show, and Enjoy