I was going to use my van this whole summer then start some serious work on it afterwards but I greenlighted that plan alot sooner than expected. Over the week of 4th of July I went camping in the woods and during that time something crawled into my vents and died...smells absolutely rancid.
Here's a cool pic of my van on the 4th
I also realized my seats make great camping couches!
Anyway while that body is drying out I've been working on my Gull Wing. Got some hinges I really like, here's trying them out
I've ran into a road stop though, I can't get the outside slider handle off. According to the repair manual, once you take the inside handle screw off and the inside handle, the outside handle should pull out with the shaft. That is not the case though, this thang is stuck in there like a barbed hook on velcrow. I've hit it with the hammer and pried on it...
I think the shaft may just be rusted in? I'm currently letting rust remover do it's magic then going to pry and beat it again. Am I on the right track or is there maybe a pin or screw I'm missing?