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    [General] FINALLY got my engine and transmission...

    FINALLY got my engine and transmission separated!!

    After about 40 attempts with welding a nut onto the broken bolt, I gave up and decided on a different route. I drilled straight down into the...
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    Oh joy! I didn't realize the lowers came with...

    Oh joy! I didn't realize the lowers came with the kit! :D One less thing to deal with!!
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    I didn't realize it had been a couple of week...

    I didn't realize it had been a couple of week since my last update! Well, I have the frame stripped down completely bare at this point and am working my way through taking apart all of the...
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    [General] I remember seeing that 2nd one for sale with the...

    I remember seeing that 2nd one for sale with the tape on window. If my memory is correct, they were asking nearly $30k for it, which seems to align with the buy-it-now price on copart. Maybe they...
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    [General] My frame is now completely disassembled!! Last...

    My frame is now completely disassembled!!

    Last night and today I removed the steering rack and trailing arms, which were the last few pieces. I've also decided on a new frame - going stainless...
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    [General] Spent the weekend continuing to tear down the...

    Spent the weekend continuing to tear down the frame - almost done!

    The only items left on the frame are:

    Brake lines on the rear
    Radius arms / trailing arms (bolts are frozen, stuck to the...
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    [General] I'm very excited to see how your project turns...

    I'm very excited to see how your project turns out - the binnacle looks great from the pictures you posted in the TesLorean thread!! Do you think going with the dual 9" displays was the right call,...
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    Thanks David, I really appreciate the info! I've...

    Thanks David, I really appreciate the info! I've read many of your comments in other threads about galvanization and what not.

    The welder I picked up is a combination gas MIG and Flux Core, not...
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    From my other post: Since my last update,...

    From my other post:



    Since my last update, I went and bought some stuff... I sold my plate compactor and used the proceeds ($400) to purchase a pressure washer and accessories. I also paid...
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    [General] The past few days I spent cleaning up the garage...

    The past few days I spent cleaning up the garage and working on tearing down the frame. Today it was finally nice enough that I rolled the engine and transmission out of the way, then pulled the...
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    [General] I'm also going EV with my DMC, but that's a...

    I'm also going EV with my DMC, but that's a longer time frame project, so I have to put my engine and transmission back in for at least a few months. I've had many conversations in my head about...
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    [General] Nice! What's the plan with the restoration? New...

    Nice! What's the plan with the restoration? New frame?
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    [General] Did you put them back? From what I've read, not...

    Did you put them back? From what I've read, not everybody does. I guess they are a pain in the ass to get to while in the frame, and most people don't bother putting them back on. Even the sensor...
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    [General] I got the engine and transmission removed from...

    I got the engine and transmission removed from the frame!! Only missed one hose, which was a coolant line coming from the overflow tank. I learned some things - first was that you can get stainless...
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    [General] Had a lot of time to work on getting the engine...

    Had a lot of time to work on getting the engine and transmission disassembled today, but still no luck getting them separated. I've got some pics to show people the issue, this is zooming in on the...
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    This past week I've been making (slow) progress...

    This past week I've been making (slow) progress on getting the transmission and engine out. Currently the transmission is fully disconnected and likely only hanging on by the one bolt on the bell...
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    [General] I've spent the last few days wrestling with...

    I've spent the last few days wrestling with getting the transmission out. I figured it would be a lot easier with the body off, but no.. not really.

    The transmission is currently completely...
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    Check out my other thread - I made a new dolly...

    Check out my other thread - I made a new dolly that is awesome: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?18233-How-to-move-body-when-removed-from-the-frame
  19. [Frame & Body] Here's what I came up with... I present you, "DMC...

    Here's what I came up with... I present you, "DMC Dolly v1":

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    This uses a few 4x4's, some angle brackets, structural screws, and a pack of 4 "GloEra 5 Inch Swivel Caster Wheels" from...
  20. [Frame & Body] I agree with you both - lifting it on and off of...

    I agree with you both - lifting it on and off of the trailer seems like a damn smart idea that I had not thought of. I've started looking for a good trailer. :)

    For moving it around the garage,...
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    Sure, here you go: 63826 The jack stand...

    Sure, here you go:

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    The jack stand there isn't actually under anything, I just didn't move it out of the picture. :) I would say that this is a pretty crappy system and does not move...
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    Good to know!! Once I get the frame ripped apart...

    Good to know!! Once I get the frame ripped apart so I can really see how bad the rust is, I'll consider shooting you an email to get a quote.
  23. I forgot another one! Drain or pump out the...

    I forgot another one!


    Drain or pump out the brake fluid in the master cylinder. I used a cheap pump to get as much as I could out through the top, then removed the brake lines and let it drain...
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    The price is on your website. :) Starting at...

    The price is on your website. :) Starting at $12k, and I believe there used to be an option to get the automatic version listed for ~$1k extra? Doesn't seem to be there now, but with an option or...
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    Successfully separated the body from the frame on...

    Successfully separated the body from the frame on Saturday (May 23th, 2020). My brother-in-law Joe came to help, thankfully. No way it would have happened in one day (roughly 10 hours) without him....
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