Originally Posted by corbett_auto
How far apart do you plan to take it? Detailed instructions aren't exactly something that can be given here. You may want to find a few repair manuals and go from there. In general just pick a place to start (front, back, etc.) and slow start pulling pieces off one at a time. The most important advise I can give is take 100's of pictures to help aid reassembly, take your time and finally buy lots of zip lock bags and masking tape and label everything. Trust me, when you take it off, it may look like it can only go back together one way.... but 6 months from now you will be scratching your head.
I plan on taking the hood, doors, trunk, rally tires, etc. off and repainting them the original burgandy color. I also intend on taking ou the majority if not all of the interior and repainting as many faded parts as I can and replace what is not repaintable or dry-rotted.
Also, just received word that my dad recently received word that his grandpa's truck was intended to be his but nobody told him until now. Well, it is a very nice 1969 Chevrolet Pickup. All I know is that it says C/10 on the side. It is a light blue color with a white top on it. A lot of the body is rusted and the interior (well the seats) isn't too hot. Needless to say it is a ten to twenty year project. I haven't said anything about it mechanically, but like I say all the time: "I love cars to death...I just don't know anything (mechanical) about them." It doesn't run and the front right tire is blown out.
If this classic was restored, it would be worth a fortune. What I am getting at is that we intend on taking a part off of the Chevy and attempting to repaint it. "Trying our hand" at repainting automobiles if you will. If and when we get it down, we will focus on the Cutlass, repainting the whole car pretty much.
Would you know where I could get some replacement whitewalls for my baby?