August 7, 2014 at 3:38 am #1016
Hi, all! Great to have a Gremlin specific site back! Let’s get this started by introducing my project. I Have a 1978 Gremlin with the mighty 2.0 litre four. Purrs like a kitten, barely hear it running. Have been collecting parts for seven years and “actively” working on it for the past four. Hope to have it inspected and insurable this year, but that is what I said last year. Little time, little money, no garage. Sooo, a little at a time when funds (and weather) permit. I see that I will have to have my pics on an external site, and I’ve let my photobucket account lapse, so will have to find a new service to host pictures. Hope to show you my progress soon! In the mean time, keep wrenching on!
RodneyAugust 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm #1017
Great to hear your story Rodney. Would love to see pictures of the gremlin soon. Just so you know you aren’t alone. My gremlin is still right on schedule to be completed about 2030 😉August 11, 2014 at 12:35 am #1019
OK, updated my Photobucket account, so let’s see if I can show you what I have to work with. As found, our Gremlin had been sidelined by a fire in the heater box. The dash wasn’t the original and I don’t know if it ever ran after the dash transplant. The interior certainly hadn’t been cleaned after with soot still blackening parts. First effort was to get it running, and with that accomplished, we set to work updating all of the driveline. New (larger) brakes, new suspension bushings, springs, shocks, clutch and a general freshening of the engine with new hose, belts, plugs, filters and a Pertronics Electronic ignition module. Runs and drives great now, but still looks like crap.
As you can see, somewhere along the line, the previous owner decided to “paint” the car. Lord only knows how many spray cans they used, but they sprayed EVERYTHING. Chrome trim, marker lights, windows… Nothing was safe.
So, in between other projects on the car, I’ve been scrubbing off the spray paint. My intention is to get this turd polished a bit before I get it on the road. Knowing full well that it will be years before I can afford to get it painted. So now it is starting to look like this…
Tedious job, but rewarding.
Cheers for now. Now lets see if this photo linking thing worked…
RodneyAugust 11, 2014 at 12:41 am #1020
Well, that doesn’t seem to have worked…
Lets try this
RodneyAugust 11, 2014 at 12:43 am #1021
OK, that worked. Here are the other two pictures referenced above
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