It's been a long time since I've done a project truck update.
I got back to the truck last weekend. I had neglected to disconnect the ground, so the battery was very weak from a slow leak somewhere. Also, the gasoline had evaporated out the carburetor, so I had to crank the truck enough so the mechanical fuel pump could refill the carburetor reservoir. Patches always rises from the dead eventually, though, like a true zombie.
There's some minor front end damage to the passenger side on Patches, so preping some spare parts for installation is one of my next tasks. The weather has been perfect for painting. Nice and dry.
Cracked front body panel
Here's a collection of various spare parts I've picked up, mostly for free:
I've got a spare radiator mount cleaned up and primed:
This body panel attaches to the radiator mount:
(The grille and headlights connect to it)
I ran out of time before I got to the battery tray, which is yet another item that bolts to the radiator mount:
That's the next project.