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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by MrKenmore, Jul 24, 2019.
Those wheels look so great,its almost to nice to put hub caps on them.
So we did remove the dash. As advised, it wasn't that bad. It was just a lot of connectors to undo. I was a little hesitant to do the full removal but it's the right decision. Plus, my two flex ducts that go to the side vents turned into slinkys so this is the only way to replace them.
This is of course the classic wiring harness picture!
One of the previous owners really loved rivets! Probably an aircraft mechanic. There were two rivets to the right of the glove box. I wasn't sure what they were for. We discovered this clipboard was riveted to the back side of the dash.
I also discovered that the aftermarket temp gauge light was tapped to a wiring harness wire using a bare copper wire tap. I wish I could say, "I couldn't believe it." This could have really ruined my day down the road.
Thanks Jeff, I was thinking the same..need to do a mock up of adding the hubcap to see what looks best!
Wanted to post a throwback...we took delivery on Colonel Mustard a year ago this Friday... think we have made a little progress so far lol!
Back when cash was needed we'd hide some behind the dash on trips. Usually within reach of the glovebox when it was folded down. May/may not have been the reason it was there.
How not to tap a 12V+ light source behind a metal dash with metal supports.
Wow crazy po things
I bet you are right Ray! I mean the colonel spent most of her days pulling a 26' airstream!
Also wanted to include this write up last year about colonel mustard on barn finds. Some great photos to show you where we were one year ago this week!
I have a friend who works at the local Pull A Part, and they dismantle cars down to the material to recycle. They never find money, but if you are looking for oil, antifreeze, tools, battery, baby seats, golf clubs he is the guy.
JJ in TN
I suspect the real reason for the clipboard was was to hide certain "substances" before said substance was legalized in CO!
LOL...Could be. But most substance users back then didn't have the energy to deal with an airstream...Used it all up painting flowers on their cars and tossing a mattress in the back of one of these.....
Tire and hubcap mock up on spare.
That looks great.
A nightmare for some but not for me. I really enjoy wiring and electrical! Here's the dash harness inside getting a full review. IH wiring diagram is essential for this!
FIL got the fender aligned with the door. They are flush now. I have no clue how he did it. Old time body shop magic?
A heavy mallet would do the job I suppose...
It's looking absolutely beautiful btw, nicer than any of mine will ever be unless I get a time machine to go back to the 70s to pick one up new.
Was the new windshield thinner than original? I found a glass guy that can get new glass, hes at my dads right now and my dads telling me the new glass isn't fitting in his seal and that its about half as thick as the original.
EDIT: my dad has a 1960 Apache
Yes, the Chinese glass is thinner. I can't recall by how much. I put a mike tool on one once to see vs original. I wondered at the time if they would seal, sounds like maybe not so well?
JJ in TN