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    Thanks to all the generous and knowledgeable people on this site I've been able to make great progress on my 72 240 restoration.  I figured I would share a few pics to show the progress to date.

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    Car post tear down in September last year.  Had a decent Ferrari red paint job but rust was starting to show and I wanted to get it back to a pumpkin.

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    It had the usual rust.  I did the floors and frame rails myself last winter but I wasn't going to attempt any real bodywork!

     

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    Thanks to @motorman7 for the zinc plating tips and the name of a great place to get it done in AZ.  Here's a lot of shiny hardware!

     

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    Bins of the rusted undercarriage parts headed for the powder coater.

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    Things were looking pretty sharp post powder coating.  The PO installed Toyota four piston calipers on the front so I kept them.  

     

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    I got all my aluminum vapor blasted which turned out great as you can see on my distributor.

     

     

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    Bumper pieces ready to head out to the chrome platers.

     

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    Thanks!

    Putting it back together with the everything being so clean is awesome. 

    Getting it on and off the trailer was fun. Basically I would jack the car up by the frame rails high enough to get it on the stands that are in my first picture. Then I would jack the stands up and insert scaffolding wheels. It was a tilt bed trailer so I could roll it off. 

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    Looks like that worked just fine. Looks like a similar "before" color as mine. 

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    Here's my stands with wheels. My daughter was in charge of lowering it down. 

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    Here's a couple shots of the engine (mostly) installed. 20200517_081636.jpg

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    Here are some final pics of my pumpkin build..I finished it in June and spent a few weeks chasing leaks and dealing with a head issue caused by my engine guy.  Everything is now as it should be and I'm enjoying driving it!

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