Herald Restoration Weeks 12-13
Progress continued with the return of the frame and a number of other body parts for the Herald. The frame was off to the welder who found that most of the welds were rusted, faulty or inadequate. He also repaired a number of weak spots in the frame. Next week the frame, doors, sills and other parts are going to be primed and painted. Lake Side painters are researching the paint color to try to get the closest match to the original. The engine and head is at the machine shop and next week we will find out what parts are needed to make it like new. Hopefully reassembly can start March 1. At home I continued to prime and paint suspension and engine parts.
timimg cover repainted

timimg cover repainted

oil pan repainted

oil pan repainted

removing the studs

removing the studs

the pistons will need to be replaced

the pistons will need to be replaced

crank

crank

parts back from stripper now primed and painted

parts back from stripper now primed and painted

diff bracket was stripped and then broken welds repaired

diff bracket was stripped and then broken welds repaired

diff bracket primed and painted

diff bracket primed and painted

scoring on crank

scoring on crank

crank going to machine shop

crank going to machine shop

block ready for machine shop

block ready for machine shop

these will be replaced

these will be replaced

replacement fuel pump is incorrect

replacement fuel pump is incorrect

repainted valve cover

repainted valve cover

frame prepped for welding

frame prepped for welding

many areas need attention

many areas need attention

master welder at Grover Welding

master welder at Grover Welding

welding finshed 1

welding finshed 1

welding finished 2

welding finished 2

welding result

welding result

almost every weld was replaced or repaired

almost every weld was replaced or repaired

welding result 2

welding result 2

without the welding this frame would have certainly failed

without the welding this frame would have certainly failed

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