OK. Got the "new" '78 home to the shop, and dropped the gas tank, which I knew was leaking when I bought it. New tank, vent, and filler hose ordered and on it's way. Since I can now take a look at it up close I have a few issues and questions.
1. Is there any reason why the fuel lines to the tank can't be 3 inches longer ? Hopefully I'll never have to drop this sucker again, but I would think 3" would "curl" up nicely under there and allow old arthritic hands a little more space to work with.
2. The WORST rust on the WHOLE damn thing is on the passenger side of the windshield frame. (see pics). After I laid the windshield down, I thought I could repair it, but it goes further than initially thought. I'm thinking I should just get a replacement ? Any recommendations or ones to stay away from ??
3. The dash is cracked and peeling. (see pics) Can these be re-covered or stripped, or just replace it with a generic black one ??
4. This is the "Levi's" edition. I am going to have to recover ALL three seats. Holy cr&p, are those Levi "buttons" really selling for $30.00 plus a pop on Ebay ???? While I would like to keep it original, that would pay for a LOT of misc parts.
Thanks in advance.....