I research, read, and decided to disassemble the pedal cluster. It had all the grease, grime, and nasty bits that needed to be removed anyway. The dis-assembly went well, I found another thing I need to purchase so I don't have to rely on shops to do all the work for me...a bench press! I'm looking into it, but there have been at least a few things now that needed to be pressed out...so that means they will need to be pressed back in. I can find one for around $150...but it all starts adding up!
My seals for the steering box came in, so I picked those up. 3 sets for $17. What a deal.
Then I took the pedal cluster parts and my donor pan to Karl at A Strip Center where he took care of the parts while I waited. (I actually watched and learned!)
Finally, I went and picked up my period correct fender from the Greyhound station in Vegas. It was certainly a people watching experience. I enjoyed it to say the least. The fender came exactly as described, will need a bit of work but well worth it.
|These dimples or ribs in between each hole make this fender original for my year. Something that 99% of people will probably never see ;)|
|Small hole at the rear, bottom edge that needs repairing.|
Tomorrow I'm going to do a little bit more pan painting to get some areas I missed, paint the pedal cluster, and possibly get ready to cut some of the old battery tray area out. We shall see...