My 72 454...

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  1. GREEDY72

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    here we have the spindles that need to be cleaned and painted...
     
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    putting the front suspension together...
     
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    Greedy,

    When I did my 1975 Formula, I didn't even have a workbench...I still don't, so I did most of my assembly on a board laid across a couple of trash cans. I learned to use a lot of improv in order to complete this project at home against all possible odds.

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    With the economy the way it is, I couldn't afford to pay to have parts cleaned professionally. What I ended up doing was using a $150.00 pressure washer, and tapped into the hot water outlet at the hot water heater.

    I used 1/2 gallons of degreaser (from Dollar Tree for $1.00 each) to keep the costs down, which even softens and removes undercoating.

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    For rusty parts, I strip them with Muriatic Acid. Just neutralize when finished and follow up with self etching primer.

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    Hope that some of these techniques might help you....Robert
     
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    He will....

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    Worth more than any of our cars. :cool:
     
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    hey thanks fellas for the helpful tips...it is difficult to do in the garage but the way I look at it the project is right there at arms length, so excuses as far as that goes are difficult to create. My son loves it...right now he sees the tools as toys he doesn't have access to on a daily basis...
     
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    Your son is correct dressed for that work! :)
     
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    Great car and project. Coming along very fast.
     
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    yea my "real job" has kind of gotten in the way lately time wise. I should be back in the garage this week to get some work done and a few more project photos...
     
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    FINALLY STARTED WORK ON THE FRONT SUSPENSION...
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    MY SON HERE ALREADY WORKING ON THE DETAILS...GOTTA KEEP IT CLEAN DADDY...
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    here he is next to the new brake set up...
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