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Ken Sears

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Long awaited assembly!

Starting today 2/5/2019 

I bought this car about 10 years ago from the original owner.  It was a1974 automatic with 109,000 miles on it.  All but 2 years of its life was spent here in the Central Oregon high dessert ( 99.9% rust free )  I dissembled and had it painted 7 years ago.  I have owned other 2002's in the meantime but this one was always planed to be the keeper.  I will be documenting the assembly on this blog, it's not going to be concourse by any means but a fun driver that I plan to keep as long as I can drive.

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Enjoying the drive

Follow up, I did get my car on the road this spring with some short shakedown drives to check and double check everything.  I do take it on longer drives now on the back roads of Central Oregon when I can and love how it runs, drives and sounds.  It turned out better than I could have hoped for, all the hard work has its rewards.  I would encourage anyone who takes on any level of rebuild to hang in there and see it through if at all possible.

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Ken in Completed

First drive

B6FAC463-3AD7-4899-84AF-94BBF553B0D8.mov     First drive for this car in more than 20 years, about 1 mile total just to test the systems.  It ran fantastic thanks to a Metric Mechanic 3.2l m20.  

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Ken in First Drive

Getting very close.

This has been a long project that I have been committed to "enjoy the process" and I truly have.  I started this in 2009 it has been quite a journey and one that I have really enjoyed.  I have been fortunate to have a clean dry place to work on it and let it sit when other things took priority.  I will be driving it this spring!  Thank you to all that have helped along the way and the FAQ for all the valuable information and support! Ken 

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Ken in Progress

Moving right along

Closing in on the completion but still many things to do.  More pictures than words.  

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Enjoying my days!

This is getting fun installing everything for the final time.  Thank you Andrew for the brake line kit!

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Back at it.

Back at it, life got in the way but plan to keep this moving forward until completion. 

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Subframe in

Rear subframe, trailing arms, and differential installed.

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Underside

Gone as far as I can on the inside for now.  Time to start assembly on the underside.

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Progress

The wiring is sorted with everything removed that I don't need (I hope.)  I need to tie in all the new components before wrapping it up.  Headliner in, not perfect but I am happy with it.  I will start putting in the our 2002 Underground parts soon.   

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The start

The first piece, shifter rod support.  Started on the sound deadening material purchased from http://www.raamaudio.com/categories/Mat-and-Foam-Products/  

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