55wagoncrazy· Stainless Trim Restoration
you're a good dad and he's willing to learn--great combo. I was 14 when I got sucked into loving twisting wrenches. My brother-in-law was putting rear brakes on my mom's 66 Impala and I watched him do one side and he let me do the other. I was hooked. I had been the neighborhood bicycle mechanic since I was 11 or so. Had a small tool box and did everything from patching tubes to replacing bearings, sprockets, chains and replacing spokes or just tightening them to straighten a warped wheel, anything bike related but had never worked on a car until then, Today I'm not sure whether to be mad or glad at him for letting me do those brakesLol. His current task is the rain gear, heater stuff and main wiring harness. I am hoping we get a chance later today to keep going with the rain gear install.
as for the brakes, He ran all the pre bent lines and clips, junction blocks, disc and drum brakes, hoses. He even welded the replacement master stud ( his first crack at tack welding). I did the master, line loc, residual valve and lines for him because he asked. We worked on flaring, but in the end, he wanted me to do them because mine looked better then his.
in thinking about it, I probably did my first flare for a brake line at age 17/18. But times are different now. The younger set really did not play with their cars like we could. Computers, brake sensors, other reasons. So I was happy to help. Makes me feel like a Dad!
You are too kind! I won’t lie, I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. Now if it doen't leak, that would be a small miracle and I will really be happy.Set the wayback machine Sherman for 1972, could be you under there Mike. He's got the look of determination. BTW I stopped watching TV I just tune into your posts now. Ha
MC setup looks fantastic.