Nut and Bolt Restoration is an often misused phrase, but in this case that's exactly what I've been up to. All fasteners and bracketry have been wire wheeled or glass bead blasted to bare metal and freshly replated. Now as I enter the reassembly phase, each component will have the appearance that it would have when leaving the factory.
Sure, replacement hardware is available, but it lacks the aesthetic originality. The small thin washers, short headed bolts, original markings, shallow castle nuts and original finishes are just not available at the local hardware store. When finished, everything should have that "just right" look to it that can't be replicated with anything but the original bits.
I was able to ground the temp and gas gauge only to find out that my fuel sender unit is broken. I'm not sure how hard that would be to repair. The high beam stalk came in and I installed that.
Things left to do:
Wipers aren't working. I don't feel any power going to the motor. I'm not sure if it's the motor itself or if it's the relay or what. I also still need another wiper.
I still haven't found a driver side mirror.
Looking for the bushing for the gas pedal.
Fix/buy a fuel sender unit.
Bleed brakes as they feel a little deep. Also, when I pump the brakes with the car off, I don't feel any pressure build up. Would that mean I have a bad brake line somewhere?
She's almost ready to pass inspection, so If anybody has any tips or leads on parts I would greatly appreciate it!