[DML] Body pulling and water leak.
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[DML] Body pulling and water leak.



Hi all.

After thinking about this for several hours the other day while I was
pulling the last of the interior parts out of my D, (I discovered it had
had mice living in it at one time.. I even found a mouse nest under the
rear fascia.as well as several inside..:P I'm amazed the car didn't
stink. ) And I was thinking.. since I have to take half the interior out
to get to the inside body bolts, I might as well go ahead and forget the
phase one/phase two stuff I had planned on originally and just pull the
body now and do everything at once.  So here's my question. I'm asking
because I don't want to break anything else.(Every $500 over my budget I
figured will probably push the project back about six weeks) So I'm
asking what i'm forgetting here before I try to seperate the pontoon
from the frame.   So far I have 10 body bolts, clutch line, brake lines,
numerous electrical connections, bolts holding the radiator shroud to
the pontoon, parking brake cables, inside seatbelt bolts. Is there
anything else with the exception of the fuel tank/lines and pump, and
the AC evaporator and heater core?

Also.. Is there any way to pull the pontoon and get the AC evaporator
out of it without opening the AC system? I think they system is still
charged and if it is I'd rather not have to deal with recharging it
again even if it means more work to get the body pulled.  I'll hook the
gages to it this afternoon and check for freon pressure.. If the system
is empty then this question is moot.

Another question is, do I need to pull the gas tank as well or will it
drop with the frame?

Lastly, my next question isn't about pulling the body.. It's about the
green lake I have in the valley of death.. The previous owner said the
car needed a waterpump, but when I started looking at it closer and with
a flashlight, the water leak seems to be somewhere on top of the engine
and not the waterpump.. Anyone have any suggestions as to what could be
leaking? Could it be something as simple as a hose or a clamp or
something alot more severe. It's not a very fast leak. The cooling
system builds up pressure when the engine runs and seems  to be working
fine.  This question is kind of premature, as i'm not going to do much
to the engine until after I get the body off and the frame finished and
out of the way where I'll have room to work.


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