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Post by ping349n on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:31 am

MAN! That looks awesome. Great job Bryce. Can't wait to see this!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:35 am

ping349n wrote:MAN!  That looks awesome.  Great job Bryce.  Can't wait to see this!

Thanks! I am happy with it

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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Dake on Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:43 am

Man you get a lot of work done, the baby must be sleeping good.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:29 pm

Finally got back to work on this thing.  I got the accelerator and heater cables ran after some cleaning to get them to go through.  I installed the original shift coupler after replacing the bushings.   I also got all the brake lines ran and hooked up except for the rear connection of the long line. I cut it down as the new line was way too long but now I need a new bubble flare tool as I broke a piece of mine while doing practice flares.  The fuel line is clogged up and after some reaming with a piece of wire on a drill I still cant get it to open up.  Also the big brass bushing on for the cross shaft was broken at the set screw so I bought a replacement from Wolfsburg West but the new one is drilled in the wrong spot and is way too long....not sure if I am just going to cut it down and redrill or what




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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:19 pm

I got the body mocked up on the pan without an engine. Still lots to do but it is getting closer!


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:41 pm

Last week I picked up some new bumper brackets for the bumpers I had cleaned up a while ago.   So today I pulled the bumpers down from the rafters and got them installed on the car.  While installing I added two back up lights.   When I bought the 1961 baja I got an extra set of baja fenders and on them there were two nice turn signal covers and decent lenses.  So I pulled them off and cleaned them up and installed them on Pat.  I was also missing a hood emblem but my rag top had a later emblem on it so I pulled it off for Pat and bought the earlier style for it.  Next I decided to pull the tag light and tail lights and replace the seals.  That was a bad idea.....3 out 4 studs broke while taking the tail lights off.  I ended up grinding the studs down and using bolts to reinstall the tail lights.  I was also missing one taillight trim piece and two screws for the lenses.  So I went back to my extra baja fenders and they had just what I needed.  After a little rubbing with some steel wool I installed them.  The tag light came off fine but was missing one of its studs and the other two needed replacing so I made 3 new studs to reinstall it.  Since I was working on those seals on the rear of the car I decided to remove the engine compartment seals and the decklid seal.  All three were completely shot.  While in the engine compartment I went ahead and tore out all the ratty tar board.  I will be replacing the decklid seal with a mexican style seal.  








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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:53 pm

I got some more work done on Pat last night and today.  I got the engine compartment seals and the mexican decklid seal installed.  I also pulled out the pop outs I picked up from John a while back and removed the seals, washed them good, polished the frames some with some 0000 steel wool, installed new seals, one window I had to install a hinge on, two new latches, and installed them on the car with new hardware and hinge covers.  I also got the rubber mats cutout for the shifter, e-brake, heater control and the seat belt mounts.  I started on piecing together a set of handles and finished the drivers side.  I still need a button with decent chrome for the passenger side.  I didn't take any pictures but I cut down the clutch cross shaft bushing to mirror the original and got all of that installed.  Then I was able to hook up the clutch cable.  I ran into a snag when trying to mount the body.  It seems that I have tweaked the rear shock mounts inward somehow and the body is unable to slide back far enough for me to align the holes.  I am only about 1/2 to 3/4 of a hole off of being aligned.  I am going to borrow a porta power tomorrow and push the towers apart and get it mounted!



After removing the seals and washing them






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Re: Pat the 64

Post by vw57drvr on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:21 pm

I've never seen shock mounts do that before. I can see how they would though. Something to keep an eye out for.
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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:47 pm

vw57drvr wrote:I've never seen shock mounts do that before. I can see how they would though. Something to keep an eye out for.

That was the issue....pushed them out about an inch and the body went right in place

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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:59 pm

Still inching along.  The last few days I got the following done: installed a sachs throw out bearing with heavy duty clips, installed 2 new short rear shocks, wire brushed and painted rear drums, installed some led 1157 brake light bulbs, cleaned all the pan washers and bolted the body down with all new bolts.  I also ordered a nos key from Gabriel, a new ignition switch, tag bracket and hood emblem mounts from Wolfsburg West. I still need to pick up a couple of battery cables as I used mine to fix a car a little while back.  I need to hook up the e-brake cables inside the car, install the seats, install the tie rods and then engine....

I did run into an issue and will have to replace the fuel line. For some reason I forgot to check it while I had the pan all torn down.  Well it is clogged up front.  I tried to fill the line and let it soak for a couple of days.  I then took some cable in a drill and tried to ream it out but ended up poking a hole in the line......





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Re: Pat the 64

Post by zabo on Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:40 am

coming along really well. tht sucks abt fuel line. whats your plan?
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Re: Pat the 64

Post by vw57drvr on Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:09 am

Replacing the fuel line is a frustrating task. Especially if you open up the tunnel to get it back in the factory locations. Good time to check the clutch tube though.
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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:52 am

zabo wrote:coming along really well. tht sucks abt fuel line.  whats your plan?

Not real sure yet.....on the 68 I ran a line inside the car on the passenger side that mirrored the brake line

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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:55 pm

I got the e-brake hooked up and adjusted and was able to torque down the rear drums.  I also filled the transaxle up with gear oil and installed a new sachs throw-out bearing.  I ordered and received a nos key from Gabriel.  I also ordered a new ignition switch from Wolfsburg West and I keyed to match the doors and installed it.  It is clocked in the correct position unlike most aftermarket switches.  I was able to find a decent handle from my buddy Bart so I pulled it apart and cleaned everything. I ended up installing my original lock cylinder from Pat and installed the handle on the passenger door.  Now I have one key for the ignition and doors!  While picking up a battery at advance the other day I saw they had a bunch of battery cables marked down. I picked up 5 cables which is enough to do Gordon's battery and Pat's battery and ground strap.  I installed them but I still need to clean up my starter for it though.  Finally I installed the seats that came out of the ragtop as I used the seats in Pat when I redid them.  I also painted the new tag bracket and installed it.












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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Dake on Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:53 am

Any updates here. Ive been slacking on mine and need motivation.
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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:46 pm

Unfortunately nothing new has happened with Pat.....I just haven't had the time....I hope to get back on it soon though

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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:53 pm

Still plugging away when I have time. Since I traded off Java and kept the engine I decided to use it for Pat for the time being.  I chose to use it since it was together and a runner but I just couldn't bring myself to install it without cleaning, blasting and painting all the tin.  Then it kind of went downhill.....since I was there chose to upgrade to a doghouse cooler and shroud and the exhaust was a little rough so I bought a new one.  The heat riser was plugged on the intake and after repeated attempts to ream it out with a frayed clutch cable, all I managed to do was break the cable off in it.  So another intake is needed or a I may throw a set of kadrons on that I have after cleaning them.  One of the studs on the generator broke off while trying to remove one of the nuts so I set it aside and will use another good generator I have.  I still have to blast and paint the heater boxes and clean the long block up and then I can start reassembly.  I think this engine has a heavy duty oil pump and I may swap it for a stock one.  

After removing the engine from Java



After many hours of cleaning, blasting and painting


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:54 pm

Donnie found a porsche spare in pull-a-part and picked it up for me. I pulled the rotted space saver tire off in prep for painting or powder coating


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:03 pm

Installed a new headlight switch and turn signal switch today.  I forgot to post pictures before but I kept the powder coated gas tank and rebuilt speedometer that was in java and will use them in Pat.  The speedometer that was in Pat was not the correct speedometer and needed work. I also installed a new plastic glove box a while back.  




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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:05 pm

Still working.....I found another intake and reamed the heat risers out and sandblasted and painted it. I also blasted and painted the heater boxes too. The long block cleaned up pretty good with some degreaser and some gas. I changed out the oil cooler for a dog house version by drilling out the mount holes in the case and using an adapter stud from Ace. I also removed the 30mm oil pump and installed a stock unit. Almost have the engine back together now.




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Re: Pat the 64

Post by JWILL on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:31 pm

Looks great!!!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:42 pm

JWILL wrote:Looks great!!!

Thanks! Its getting there.....maybe a test drive this weekend if everything goes well....

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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:14 pm

I got the engine installed last night.....man is it tight in the engine compartment....Today I finished the install by cleaning and installing the plug wires, new end on the black coil wire, repaired the tag light wire that had been cut, painted installed the regulator, lengthened the main power wire to the regulator, new choke wire, cleaned and installed the fresh air tubes, wired up the front running lights and cleaned most of the connections for the rear lights to work.  After all of that I was able to pour some gas in the carb and get it to run!  Still need to work on the headlight and front turn signal grounds.  I also need to grease and align the front end.


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Re: Pat the 64

Post by vw57drvr on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:28 am

Clean.
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Re: Pat the 64

Post by Dake on Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 am

This thing looks great so far
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