Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

JMC AutoworX will be closed Thanksgiving

JMC AutoworX will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd, for Thanksgiving. We will reopen Monday, November 26th, to serve your auto body repair needs.

Making the bed

Today we start the reassembly of the Tacoma. We have the bedside installed but we weren’t able to get the fender flare, tail-lamp or bumper back on. Those are jobs for Monday.

You ever have one of those days where you are busy all day, but at the end of the day don’t feel like you accomplished anything?

This was one of those days.

Ready to rumble … almost

The El Camino is back from Murphy Rod & Custom and Alamance Mufflers. Kelly and Josh Murphy installed all the mechanical systems in the car … the engine, transmission, air conditioning, etc. and Alamance Mufflers did the exhaust plumbing.

The first picture shows the engine installed in the car. It is wired and ready to go, lacking only a couple of power steering hoses, the cooling system and a battery to be complete.

The second photo shows the steering column and wheel in the car. I have seen steering wheels similar to that one, but that is the first time I have seen that wheel leather wrapped. I think it is a good look.

The third photo shows the Vintage Air installed under the dash. You are looking at the unit though the hole where the glove box is going to be. The owner isn’t going to need it now that winter has arrived, but he is going to like it just fine next summer.

The last three photos show the exhaust system. You can see why I send all my exhaust work, and recommend, Alamance Mufflers. They always do a neat and tidy job.

The exhaust is 2½-inch pipe all the way back with 22-inch Magnaflows to quite the LT1 small block under the hood. An “H” pipe is installed to smooth the exhaust pulse and the exhausts exit Chevelle style behind the rear wheels with turn-downs. Check out those bends over the axle in picture five.

If we just had the wiring harness in this baby would be ready to go. Well, the wiring harness and the interior … and doors, fenders, hood, tailgate, glass and cooling system.

But other than that, it is ready to go.

Ready for wind in the hair

Here is the Mustang cleaned up and ready to go for a romp, the scuff and tear in the bumper repaired and undetectable.

The owner wanted the car back for the weekend. I don’t blame him … it’s suppose to be a nice weekend and what’s the point of having a V8 powered blow dryer if you can’t use it?

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