After installing the workshop, the shark is put on jack-stands again for what’ll be my biggest project so far. The big amount of nuts and bolts increases the possibility of “rusted bolt frustration” The six bolts that hold the shocks in place are easy but at the seventh bolt I’m already facing a problem. The hard to reach hexagon-bolt between clutch and axle is rounded off. (I won’t mention the PO and his state of the art restoration attempt again, it will only add pages of cursing to this blog.)
As ever, this is happening on a sunday so I’m unable to go shopping for tools and I decide to demount the exhaust. Most bolts, or should I say piles of rust, come apart fairly easy and soon the muffler is demounted. I’d better bring out the steel brush and RX10 as most parts are covered with rubber anti-rust spray.
Other bolts from the exhaust system are less willing, so I direct my attention to the battery box. The PO’s home-made bolts are no match for my wrenching power and I can end the day with a bit of a result.