This afternoon Jonathan decided to go through some of the tubs in the garage and get out the parts we need to install the rear end. The first thing he found was the rear shocks. He decided to get them put into place so they are hanging and ready for installation.
This is the driver's side. I put on the washer and hand-tightened the nut.
Jonathan found the rear springs, sway bar and spring insulators that we will need for the rear end installation (which is not happening today). Jonathan needed to have the rear end put back on the car by August 1st. It is July 28th.
Jonathan next found the motor mounts, and he decided to install the new polyurethane inserts today and install the mounts back in the car.
Seriously, putting this car back together might be scary. This bag contains something that "goes in a black box in the engine bay". At least I narrowed it down to the engine bay.
The recipe says to let the bolts simmer in the Presto fryer until cooked thoroughly. Okay, maybe I made that part up. I put the motor mount bolts in Jonathan's WD-40 filled fryer and let them soak.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it's not all mixed up.--A.A. Milne
All the parts have now been separated into three categories: Engine Bay, Exterior/Underbody, and Interior. Hopefully this will cut down on search time.
Next we decided to install the motor mounts. It is a good thing we did it now because they are extremely easy to install with the A-arms out. Jonathan put the motor mounts in place and pushed the bolts through the holes in the K member, and I threaded the nuts on each one.
Next I held the wrench while Jonathan tightened the bolts down from inside the engine bay. But first I put my pink gloves on. For the record, there is still disgusting crud inside the K member.
With the motor mounts installed, Jonathan cut the zip ties that were used to temporarily clamp them together.