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Big day. With the help of Marianne, Kanako and David, we got the body attached to the chassis. Lots of prep work involving the AC condenser, fan, AC dryer, electrical lines and hoses in the space behind the firewall that's pretty inaccessible after the body is on.

Much to my surprise, that involved pretty much all of the AC parts except for the compressor to get the right hose orientations and lengths.

Kana took off the manifolds and carbs and drove to the house of tarp while David and I pushed. I ran the  modified come-along while they bolted the corners. It's been just a little more than a year since the car arrived. Being totally honest, I think I've got more than 80 hours in the rebuild already and I haven't even torqued the wheel lugs yet. Who'd have thought? 

By the way, the come-along is bolted to a reinforced 2x6 and I welded a 3 ft long 1-1/2" pipe over the short handle to get the leverage I wanted. And painted it red so I wouldn't hit my head on it more than 2 or 3 times.IMG_20190823_150539IMG_20190823_150547IMG_20190823_174942IMG_20190824_114706IMG_20190824_145550IMG_20190824_151108IMG_20190824_152457IMG_20190824_154541IMG_20190824_155155IMG_20190824_155436IMG_20190824_155436IMG_20190824_155535IMG_20190824_160041

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