Thursday, November 16, 2017

Parts book progress

The 'final' version of my original parts book has been created.  It's the contents of most of two books with a few pages from a third book.

I took the plunge yesterday and signed up for a month to month subscription to Adobe DC so I could clean up and edit the .pdf version of the parts book that I've been scanning over the last few weeks.

The whole book was scanned, cleaned up, made searchable and organized.  There are a few pages of the book that are still not as clean as I'd like but it's pretty close without Photoshop (which I don't have).
I tested out the organization and page cleanliness by printing out the first seven sections and putting them in page protectors for use in the garage while I'm working on the car.  I ran out of paper so I have to stop for the day.  I will get another ream of paper and print the last two sections and hope they fit in the other binder.  I'm printing each section in 20 page groups so I can check a third time to make sure it's all in order and nothing got screwed up.  So far, I've only caught one issue which I consider to be a pretty good result.
I found NOS locks for the car - they're en-route - but I will install the super nice used locks that I have on hand.  I am pretty sure the passenger's side lock that I removed is going to take a bit of work to get it functioning smoothly.

The new outer window trims should arrive by the end of the week.  Once I get those installed, the rest of the driver's side door should go back together pretty quickly.  My plan is to use the new window channels and keep the removed parts for future powder coating.  Recycling old/used for better/used or refurbished parts.

At this point, I'm waiting for my back to heal a bit and parts to arrive so that I can get the doors back together, lights finished and the engine back to where it should be once the carburetors are installed.

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