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    Junior Member
    Join Date:  Dec 2016

    Location:  Wisconsin

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    My VIN:    4365

    VIN 4365 Project

    This one has been in the family since 1985, unfortunately, its been sitting in a garage since ~1989. It was driven into the garage one fall, just wasn't pulled back out in the spring. Each year it sat, the more work was required to get it out again. It has become my project to get her back on the road again.

    Current condition:
    The body is in great shape, the interior is in great shape as well. No cracks or rips in the seats or dash. The engine however is ceased.

    The first order of business is to get the engine to turn. While the engine is soaking, I'll take a look at the fuel (tank, pump, lines, injectors, etc). I'm hoping I don't have the pull the engine right away. I'm sure it will be inevitable though.

    Just a couple of pics for now. I've got her in storage for the winter as I don't have a shop. Its a bit cold here in the north to work on her now.

    I'm following http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...-s-20-year-nap as it sounds like a similar situation.


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    More pics and updates after the winter thaw!

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    One of those purists you keep hearing about. sdg3205's Avatar
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    Love to hear about more cars coming out of moth balls. More pics indeed.
    Dave

    Here, somewhere.


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    Senior Member powerline84's Avatar
    Join Date:  Mar 2015

    Location:  NY

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    My VIN:    2706

    Very similar story to mine lol. My motor is siezed currently working a replacement . I have been allowing the cylinders to soak with a 50/50 mix of atf/diesel for 2 weeks. Either way I am gonna pull my block. Congrats !
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    Senior Member powerline84's Avatar
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    Hows progress coming for yah ?

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    Junior Member
    Join Date:  Dec 2016

    Location:  Wisconsin

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    My VIN:    4365

    She's in cold storage right now. I don't have a shop and when the ambient temperature is about zero, it's no fun working on cars. If the weather warms up a bit, I'll go out and grab some pics. I'll take a look at a few things like the fuse box and see what I might need in the future. That way I can start to acquire parts I will need.

    Thanks for checking in!

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