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The Prorac 1968 sport satellite convertible restoration thread

Me and Jason did a little more picking away at the Satellite this weekend.

Nothing major. But we finished unhooking and unwinding the hydraulic hoses to the top cylinders. Somebody had done some “rerouting” years ago.

No big deal. Just a little spilt fluid. Lol.

I’m planing on resealing the cylinders and pulling apart and checking the motor before reinstalling anyways.


Next we took measurements in about 10 different areas. That’s what make sure everything stays where it supposed to be when we cut the floors apart.


Then, we started welding up the bracing or framework.


Thank you for reading. Eric and Jason.
While Jason was welding I noticed a “picture” waiting to be taken that took me back in time.

Same shop, same kid, same welder, same helmet.

Grandpa taught Jason how to weld.


It’s days like this that we miss him most. But we know……he’s always here.

Thanks for reading. More to come. Eric and Jason.
Some more progress on the Convertible this last weekend.

We really need to find a better name for this project other than “convertible”. Lol

Anyways. Lol

We removed the “tack strip” or whatever it’s called around the convertible top well. It holds the sail panels and contains the buttons that the cover snaps too. We only broke 3 bolts so I feel it went pretty well. Lol

There was very little rust in this area. Which is surprising considering how much rust the rest of the car has and how neglected it was for so many years. Happy surprise.


Next we removed the brake pedal assembly and the drivers side cold air box. Thus making the firewall officially empty.


Then we made some bracing across the front of the interior that we will connect to the rear bracing before we tear the floors and frame rails out.


Next weekend we’re hoping to tackle the rear window regulators and remove those from the car.

The front regulators can wait since we’re skinning both doors, it will be easier to remove them at that time.

Thanks for reading. More to come.

Nice to see a father and son project. Will be following your progress
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