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1960 Nash Metropolitan UPDATE

Greetings, fellow enthusiasts of timeless automotive classics!


It's been an exhilarating ride since we first introduced you to our ambitious project – the restoration of a 1960 Nash Metropolitan. If you missed our initial blog post and want to catch up on the story so far, you can read it here.


Now, as we rev up our wrenches and breathe new life into this iconic piece of history, we invite you to join us once again as we share the latest developments, challenges, and triumphs in this exciting journey.



In our first instalment, we delved into the history and significance of the Nash Metropolitan, a beloved gem from the 1960s that has captured hearts for generations.


Today, we're thrilled to take you behind the scenes of our workshop, where this classic beauty is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Buckle up and get ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we provide you with an update on our restoration progress. From rusty relics to gleaming treasures, this is the continuation of a journey that celebrates the enduring charm of vintage automobiles.


1. Job one revealed our first problem! We removed the interior and found that the passenger side seat slider was seized. Some penetrating fluid and "technical tapping" allowed us access to the front bolts, the rear ones just pulled out of the rusty floors!


2. My father-in-law says that "renovations are just repairing other people's mistakes". True of houses and true of cars. Some jerk fiberglassed the rusty floors - while sometimes acceptable, this often makes the rust worse as the amature DIY'er neglects to properly "prep" the areas that they cover up. Sharpen the scissors - time for some serious cut-and-pasting!


3. As we are going to replace the engine and transmission - the original ones need to vamoose! You can remove the engine and transmission out the bottom of these cars. The two can remain together and undoing the crossmembers does not affect the suspension.



4. We found that BOTH of the engine mount support brackets had broken a LOOOOONNNGGG time ago. The driver side appears to have been repaired once before.


As we put our heart and soul into every detail of this 1960 Nash Metropolitan restoration project, we can't wait to share the next chapter of this remarkable journey with you. Stay tuned for more updates, as we delve deeper into the restoration process, unveil surprises, and ultimately witness the rebirth of this classic beauty. Your support and enthusiasm fuel our passion, and we're grateful for every step of this adventure together.


Until our next update, keep the automotive spirit alive, and remember, the best is yet to come!







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