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    Project update.

    I received an email asking to share progress on my restoration if there was any. Well, I’d say I’m plugging away, slow but sure. First pic is how she arrived. Entire body except grill has been tossed. Second is where she’s at now, engine is at rebuilders- 6 months e.t.a. Third is today’s work, fashioning and successfully using my homemade axle puller, inspired by metalshaper on u-tube.
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    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
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    Looking good! I'm going to have to sit down and make a copy of the axle puller. I saw that on metal shaper's video, and thought that would come in handy. Sure beats a slide hammer. Keep us updated when you can!

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    Hello again. Well things are slowing down with the nice weather and a finished 63 Buick convertible available but here we are so far. Space in the garage limits my work area so I decided to completely finish the back end and all is done except brake lines. Protection of that and a working platform now allow me to complete the frame, remove and rebuild the front axle and refresh/rebuild the transmission/crankcase. Word from the engine rebuilder is that he will start soon. Don’t need that till winter so good timing there.
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    Looking good Tom! Enjoy the Buick while the sun shines!

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    Nice work Tom! Taking your time makes for a meticulous project. That Willys is going to be a blast in the sun also. Especially with no top and, the windshield down!

    Saw that wheel puller. Looks like it worked well. Have you ever tried one of these? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. In the warranty shop we had OTC's but, I have this one. It is very good. I have yet to see a tapered axle a good tool like this could not remove.

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