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Main roof finally removed
Finally time to cut the roof out
She's always full of thoughts and ideas. What a great partner.
Finally wrestled these door actuators out and getting ready to prep for refinish
New Data Plate to make a nice plaque
New Hood on top of old hood
New grill Shell with slats
Enclosed the sides of the big carport, hoping to move Elvira here soon.
Moved Elvira under cover for Winter
Finally have room to work
Pulling the tired old 300 Inline 6 and transmission.
Finally removed the nose sheetmetal to get at the engine and transmission
Heidi inspecting the Divco learning HOW everything went together
Still a long ways off, but I think we found our colors. Image Photoshopped
Made a test panel on the new Bead Roller for the rub strips
Getting ready to remove the front clip, then the engine/trans.
Almost finished inside
Stripping the inside walls down.
Chassis ready for the next step
Complete Dash including the lower alumium trim ! Finally here !
New Ball joints, Shockwaves, Dropped Spindles and Hub assemblys
2002 Tahoe frame some derusting progress
2002 Tahoe frame
Porta Power work
Removing the front doors and opening things up.
Removing the Kold-Hold Refrigeration Plates.
Got a lttle more roof damage to deal with than we expected
Got Elvira moved into her final working position.
Colors are always one of the toughest decisions.
Blocked up at the top of the driveway, YES, those ARE beer taps.
Arrived and sitting at bottom of my driveway
Loaded and leaving Minot ND, Homeward Bound.......
April 5, 2021
Moved the Chassis to the carport so we wont mess up the shop.
Got the trailer backed up to the shop door. Now just to off load.
This Tahoe frame and suspension are our new foundation material.
Dakota Digital Gauges
This is the dash I bought to start with.
This is the look I'm going to try to create in our Divco using a 59/60 Impala Dash
It was a first timers struggle, but I WON !!!
The LS motor on the Stand ready for disassembly
The LS motor beat the Divco here, and so it begins.
Our first look at the 1963 Divco "Elvira"
Gonna need to do Flat floors
A bit Austere
Original Vehicle Spec tags
Going to need a new rear Bumper
Gotta figure some way to light up this back end
Need something creative for those Side wall Taps
Crumpled bumper to be replaced
Surface rust, will likely flaten this floor
Inside the back of the truck
Wide open for some creativity
Back of the truck, the door is inside.
Ford 300 Motor
Ford Inline 6 OHV
Surface rust and some metal repair needed.
Slightly mashed fender
Rear Door in back of van
She's got an ummmmm 'unusual' look
Lots of work and designing for the interior
We already have SEVERAL Paint ideas