Second Year Progress
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Month 13, part 1
Polishing of the aluminum headlight bezels and door sills, straightening and polishing the stainless belt and windshield trim, and fabrication of the hood ornament from recycled aluminum.

Month 13, part 2
The first engine assembly, discovery of and corrections of problems in the new parts (bulges on pistons and one bearing), the finishing of the gas tank, mounting of the two suspensions and trial of the first paint selection.

Month 14, part 1
The second assembly of the engine and its installation in the car including a video of the determination of the top of the compression stroke. Before and after pictures of several engine components.

Month 14, part 2
Details of the restoration of the front emblem, steering column and its bearings and other small parts. Flaring new brake lines, fabrication of crossover bearing and pictures of the old wiring.

Month 18
Polishing the glove box door, fender protector for gas tank, comparison of re-chromed bumpers with originals, cutting out of rusted door panel and replacement with donor steel. Beginning of shoulder belt installation.

Month 21
Finishing of the bodywork and priming.

Month 23
Polishing of the dash parts, locks, emblems instrument panel and details. Finishing the bodywork and final painting, including a close-up of the metallic detail in the paint and filling the rear panel to match the 61 grill. Also a brief review of the process of the left front fender repairs. Paint formulation.

Month 24
Repair of the window mechanisms, installation of the windows, fabrication of the clips for the belt trim, dent removing and polishing of the rear belt trim. Also a look at the roof from start to finish, including its final paint and headliner.
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