Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Jacobus, Pennsylvania
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Welcome to the forums. I am by no means a pro, and I did not do a full body-off restoration, but when I got my '68, this is exactly what I did in order and had success with it:
-Put it up on the lift and removed crummy brake and gas lines, shocks and springs, e-brake cable, exhaust, and anything else that looked bad.
-Sanded the entire underside of the car down to metal. (luckily it was in great shape)
-Wiped clean with a rag and some cleaning solution, and painted it with Eastwood's chassis black paint.
-Removed transmission pan and replaced the fluid and filter.
-Removed front drums and replaced with disc brakes.
-Removed rear drums, cleaned, replaced bad wheel cylinders and painted covers.
-Installed exhaust, SS brake lines, SS gas lines, new E-brake cable, shocks, springs and anything else I took off.
-Replaced all the wheel bearings, ball joints, bushings, pitman & idler arms, and the rest of the front end.
Drives like it is brand new!
Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun; but mama, that's where the fun is...