Well, here I start. Got my 69 a few weeks ago, knew it had some immediate issues to address before being driveable (brakes, steering, manifold and carb). I want to sort these out of the winter to have it on the road for spring.
First part I hit was the lack of glass, drivers and passenger. cleaned everything, replaced track parts, glued up the windows and now they go up and down minus some miner tweaking still.
Big thing I've jumped into is the rear brakes. Per my original thread "Rear brakes - need help" I've gotten some good advice. Since I started tear down, I need all new brake lines (Right Stuff) and have started to rebuild my rear drums. Come to find out I need to either fix or purchase new backing plates. After looking online, I'm going to look at fixing the backing plates. After going through the hardware the previous owner had installed "10 years ago" it's safe to say all needs massaging. The adjuster cable was 2" too long and the previous dude tied two knots in it to shorten it.
If you look at the picture below, you can see the coiled up lines between the axle and shock, the bracket for the connecting hose is upward and bent and the bracket holding the hard line from front to connecting flex hose is all mangled.
I ordered that bracket form WCCC whose gunna plasma cut out a good clean one for me to re-install. Gotta still get front to rear brake line and the flex hose but already have back brakes torn apart, gunna clean and fix the backing plates, hopefully that will correct my installed hardware issue I am having. On the driver's side the front shoe will not seat properly once all the springs are in. After analyzing the plate, I see grooves. Might as well do axle bearings while I'll have to take them out. All for now, more soon depending on temperature.