First Report of Work Done - Grayson, Georgia Stop
November 14, 2000
The Charity AMX is now safely tucked away in George Doughtie's garage. A few of us met over there Sunday and disassembled the front suspension. George has some of the best toys (tools). Everything is headed to the shop to be bead blaster and/or hot tanked and will then be painted. We will meet back at George's house on December 10 to reassemble the front end. Ron Waters has donated a complete set of polyurethane bushings and Jeff Kennedy has donated the ball joints. Everything else seems tight and will just be cleaned up, painted and put back together. The master cylinder and brake booster were removed for painting the engine compartment and we will be replacing it with a less rusted one as well (yes it will be cleaned and painted before being put on the car).
Next we plan to check out the engine and see just what it will take to get it running. If everything is in decent shape, as we expect, we will get the engine put back together and the car running before sending it on to it's next destination.
We have had an offer of a drivers door and hinges that are desperately needed. We don't plan to do any paint and body work, but if we get the door, we will install it so that the driver's door can be opened.
When we finish with the car, probably late this spring or early summer, we will be looking for the next destination. The club in San Antonio Texas has expressed interest. If we can get the car there, then there is a good chance it could be at the AMO nationals in Houston July 19-21. The only problem is the distance between here and there to try to get the car transported that far. If anyone can help with this, please let me or Frank Swygert know.
I will post more updates as work progresses.
Last Updated: 09/05/2008