Herald Restoration Weeks 8-9
A lot has happened in the past two weeks. The chrome has returned from CMP and looks great. The ashtray arrived from UK and is being restored. The diff case was opened and found to have a damaged case. A replacement is being sourced, so hopefully that project can move forward. Many parts of the project puzzle are in process: the carbs at a rebuilder; the wiring harness being constructed; the interior is being restored; the frame and body are being chemically dipped, and the convertible frame is being welded. Hopefully those items will begin to come back to me in the coming weeks. In the meantime there is the diff, the trans and the engine to be rebuilt.
rear axle disassembled

rear axle disassembled

u joint removal after 52 years was not easy

u joint removal after 52 years was not easy

nice clean parts

nice clean parts

learning to use a brass hammer

learning to use a brass hammer

Right side shaft had never been apart, but finally went back together. The left side shaft was replaced with the wrong model and is being replaced.

Right side shaft had never been apart, but finally went back together. The left side shaft was replaced with the wrong model and is being replaced.

ashtray found in UK

ashtray found in UK

ashtray blasted and primed

ashtray blasted and primed

back of the glove box door

back of the glove box door

front of glove box door - still searching for the right color

front of glove box door - still searching for the right color

bearing greaser made my job easier

bearing greaser made my job easier

assembly

assembly

internal gears of diff look good

internal gears of diff look good

Main parts of diff show no damage

Main parts of diff show no damage

damage to inside of diff driver side

damage to inside of diff driver side

Diff, now completely apart and next new bearings will be installed. Looking for new diff case.

Diff, now completely apart and next new bearings will be installed. Looking for new diff case.

engine splash guard blasted, primed and painted

engine splash guard blasted, primed and painted

glove box hinges

glove box hinges

making a foam seal

making a foam seal

Front wheel bearings added, along with new wheel studs for all four wheels.

Front wheel bearings added, along with new wheel studs for all four wheels.

rebuilding front brakes

rebuilding front brakes

sample of chrome back from CMP

sample of chrome back from CMP

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