I remember when this rig was for sale, it was missing enough parts that it wasn’t the best restoration candidate, but I hoped that it wouldn’t end up a rock crawler. Your approach to this old 40 probably saved it, now you have a classy, solid driver.
JackA: “Houston, I have a problem.”
JackA: “The Russians painted the 40 red!”
Houston: “Well, do you have white paint in Arizona, Jack?”
JackA: “Yes. Why?”
Houston: “Write Coca-Cola on it.”
Well, the 61 never made it out to the desert. The fuel pump crapped out on Thursday. The run changed for the weekend anyways, so it was not practical to drive it. Took the LV instead.
Bolted on a new fuel pump today and it fired right up. I also started to restore the steering wheel. I forgot to take any before pix. I started by filling all the cracks with JB weld. Then I basically treated it like normal body work. Prime, some filler, prime, sand, prime, sand, and now waiting to paint.