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  1. Chad

    looking for steering wheel for 67 alpine

    It looks like the shaft would have been adjustable, and it looked like it was original to the car as I removed it. I never tried out the adjustable function. It was sold a little while ago. The wheel was just sitting on the end, with no nut.
  2. Chad

    looking for steering wheel for 67 alpine

    ok, tearing into this car I get to learn things about the car, and the PO, more and more!
  3. Chad

    looking for steering wheel for 67 alpine

    Wow, interesting. I had thought all the early vs late stuff was sorted by the time of the S4. Turns out I have an S4 early wheel then unless my PO just plunked a random wheel on before I got the car?
  4. Chad

    Interior stuff

    Yes I do have the steering wheel. See the pic in the thread above for its condition- the plastic rim is thoroughly cracked. I had resigned myself to just keeping it on a wall hook as shop decoration! I’ll figure out shipping to Martin GA and that’s all I’ll ask for it. PM coming your way later...
  5. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    With better light (or maybe just not looking through a dusty face shield…), I saw about 3/4 of the spot weld dimples and drilled them out. The edges stitches need to be aggressively cut away and through, and the spot welds from the floor also weld the plate to the lower arm. Swinging a hammer in...
  6. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    No, I’m trying to keep access open to the interior for now. Before adding new structure, I’ll definitely brace and measure the chassis for twist. I’m trying to schedule the chassis to get vapor blasted next week, so right now I’m just wanting to cut away the stuff that hides the other bad...
  7. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    In the pic, you can see the door opening truss I’ve added. Here’s a better pic:
  8. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    For as bad as mine looks, I’m only planning to keep the middle 25” of it. The leaked-oil path down the center has preserved most of that. I just had some full length 2x3 frame rails bent that will replace the partial ones at the front and the spring arches at the back, allowing me to trim away...
  9. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    You mean like before almost completely removing the inner, middle, and outer rocker? ;-)
  10. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    Thanks Matthew and Dan. It seemed like the path of least resistance would be to remove these top plates, sandblast the frame arm interiors, mend/patch as needed/revealed, then add the plates back on. I’ll see how I get along, tomorrow!
  11. Chad

    X frame repair sections.

    Hmm, not mine. Was just coming here to see if anybody knew how the top plate was attached. I wire-wheeled the top surface hoping to see the spot weld dimples if present, but with the rough surface, no luck. I see some edge seam stitch welds, but it doesn’t seem likely that’s all that’s holding...
  12. Chad

    Underside stuff

    "molested" is putting it mildly. Some of the welds I'm seeing make even a novice welder like me cry. The exhaust run over the rear axle looks like "pie cut" was misunderstood.
  13. Chad

    Underside stuff

    I think this is a transmission crossmember. It was loose in a box of stuff with my car. It's had some bits welded onto it, clearly. The story is that this car once had a non-Alpine motor in it, possibly a Pinto 4 cyl., removed by the PO for re-use in a Formula Ford effort. Whatever. Is the...
  14. Chad

    Underside stuff

    I got busy (and dirty) today, dropping the front crossmember and various underhood cleanup-ing. I think I've replied to everyone that asked about parts and shipping costs. I'll have to get everything boxed and shipped in the morning. Thanks!
  15. Chad

    Underside stuff

    I weighed and measured the package that the steering assembly would create and came up with about $45 shipping to 29649 using UPS. "pull the hubs", oy. It looks like the fronts aren't too hard, the rears a little more involved.
  16. Chad

    Underside stuff

    I got great response to the S4 interior stuff, thanks. I’m starting to pull off the front crossmember and rear axle, plus the steering assembly. Any interest in these? -anything from hub to hub, or parts in between. Bonus: I have a pretty nice bumper overrider (just one) that came with my...
  17. Chad

    Interior stuff

    That went already. Sorry. I have updated pics of the current inventory in the post right above yours.
  18. Chad

    Interior stuff

    After last night and this morning’s messages, here’s what’s left (and I also still have the fuel tanks). Thanks to the four purchasers so far. Post Office here is open for another 2.5 hours if you want something in today’s batch!
  19. Chad

    Interior stuff

    Ok, you’re ET and I’m Central. I’ll call around 9am your time tomorrow if that works for you?
  20. Chad

    Interior stuff

    I’ve spent the day removing the interior parts from my S4 that are not going to be needed for my future plans. This was an engineless car when I got it, so I couldn’t test the parts in a running car. Happy to hook bits up to 12v and see if they run, check continuity/resistance, etc. Some parts...
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