Sunday, September 30, 2012

1976 Avanti Looker!

Photo Credits GBZ

Finished light freshening of Paul Windish's 1976 Avanti with Chevy 400ci engine.  


Re-arched the springs to obtain the original Avanti body rake.

Installed new stereo system.

At some earlier point, when the car was repainted the back bumper frame bracket bolts were twisted off and had not been repaired.  Bumper was pointing down - I realigned it to correct position.

Installed new bearings, seals and pin in the center bell crank pivot.
Installed new aluminum engine drive pulley.
Adjusted the steering box.
Rebuilt power steering control valve.
Rebuilt the power steering ram.
Re-routed and insulated power steering hoses.

Rebuilt front end suspension with Delrin bushings, new bearings and seals.
Re-arched rear springs with replacement of broken leaf (new leaf added on both sides). New spring bushings and spring tip inserts also added. 
Installed in new radius rod bushings.
Changed out shock absorbers to new KYB Shocks.
Removed the gov mandated 5 mile per hour bumper, re-positioned driving lights.

Installed new stereo system, new wiring with small profile amp in the trunk.
Installed new clock.
Refastened carpeting.
Installed new weather stripping on both car door sides and quarter windows.
Polished stainless window frames.
Adjusted door gaps.
Brush touched paint chips.

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