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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-08-2016, 06:09 PM
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Ok, nothing wrong with that. Tough to see details, but keep the pics coming Once you get the rear end back in, take down the gas tank and clear out old gas - the tank is really easy to remove. Just a few bolts and you're golden. Any idea how much is still in there?

Rumb, Scoot, do you have something motivating/positive to say too, to keep ENR's momentum moving forward??
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I PM'd ENR a few days ago.

It's a big project, but there is no need to rush to get it done. Just keep plugging away as you can to get it back together.

My advice is to stick to small steps, dont try to do everything at once!. Put rear end back in, then change all fluids, clean gas tank, and see how it runs. Then repair suspension as needed. (and wash the car and take more pictures).

Then later move on to any other repairs needed. I think it's a great car that will be worthy of resurrection.
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Put rear end back in, then change all fluids, clean gas tank, and see how it runs. Then repair suspension as needed. (and wash the car and take more pictures).
I would even do it the other way around: Wash the car first, and then do the rest of the work That will motivate him even more, once he sees the car shining haha.
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Rear end is in my posession! Great find rumb. I'll be with the car next week. It needs to be out of the barn for a full wash. I'll try to just hit the front end so I can see how the paint looks at least.
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Wahoo!! Way to go!
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