BUILD THREAD Saved from scrap. My new 87 Regal project.

Cauterize

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Update: There has been some shuffling of cars/parts and this car finally lives in my garage.
I did a final mow/mulch and put the yard equipment away for the season. It was way too nice to go back into the house. So I cleaned the shop threw on some tunes and got to working on cleaning the car.

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Didn't take any before pictures of the Jamb But it cleaned up really nice.

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There is so much dust on everything in this car.
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After just a quick wipe down.
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Wiped down, vacuumed and and the armrest put back on. I need to see if I can find some of the covers for the door pull strap screws.
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With hardly any cleaning wipes left I figured Id move on to the radio and dash face.
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I wiped the radio down quickly. Looks way better, I really wish I still had some of my cassettes because I really don't want to change this out.
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Figured I would pull the ashtray and see what kind of messterpiece was in there. I was pretty surprised to pull this out
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Not sure if it was ever used. Still has all the factory shmoo on the bearings.
Ill pick up a few supplies on the way home tomorrow and hopefully get the rest of the car cleaned this week. Ill move on to draining the bad gas and look into the carb/plugs/wires next weekend with any luck.
 
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I went out to the garage to take the carb apart for cleaning and fresh gaskets.
It leaked out a sticky gritty mess on the bench.
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Found the main body to the throttle plate had 2 gaskets. Neat thats a new one for me.

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Ran out of carb cleaner. I'll get some tomorrow so I can finish and reassemble. I have a set of fresh plugs to throw in as well.
 
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Bit of an update since last post.
Carb is all cleaned up and back installed on the manifold. Just need to take some pictures.
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This morning/afternoon I removed the bench seat and carpets to see the extent of the patch job Ive got ahead of me. More than I was hoping, but I will plug away at it the next few days after work.

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I really want to get this car ready for cruising this spring, for a few reasons. 1. I'd love to cruise/daily this car as much as possible. 2. I will need it out of the garage as much as possible The plan is to enjoying while The new frame/drive train gets assembled over the course of this summer/spring.

Now that I made a list I mean it needs to get done right? Put some fairly low hanging fruit on this list for the moral victories, but still for sure need attention
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This morning/afternoon I removed the bench seat and carpets to see the extent of the patch job Ive got ahead of me. More than I was hoping, but I will plug away at it the next few days after work.
Wish my floor looked like that. I got both front sections & under the rear seat.
 
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