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There is a long story with this car. My dad traded some labor for it 12ish years ago. We are very close with the person he got it from. We put an SBC/TH350 in it, but never made it driveable. About 5 years ago, he sold it. He instantly regretted it. Well, we were finally able to get it back, with a parts car an a bunch more parts last Sunday. The car was in a semi trailer for 35 years. 

 

Pictures of before we sold it. 

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Now (and the parts and parts car)

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The good car ^

 

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This car is probably getting a 6.0 and a 4L80. The only rust is in the trunk floor, outer wheelhouses, and quarters. It’s even got factory AC. 

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We took inventory of the moldings. It looks like we only need to find two. We have several of most every other molding though!

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32 minutes ago, MiNi Beast said:

quite the project there.  ill follow the progress as i aint gots no time for that type of resto  job. :popcorn:

It looks like it will be a huge project, but once we really get going on it, we should be able to get it done quickly. The nice this about these cars is that most everything is reproduced. And whatever isn’t reproduced, there is a good chance my boss has as NOS. 

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11 minutes ago, Pete M said:

:banana:

It’s exciting! I’m hoping we can get it to move under it’s own power by the end of the weekend. 

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That is such a cool car, one of my favorite classics, clean simple lines. Are you going to paint it or will your dad insist on doing it? 

 

Buck. 

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8 hours ago, buxmj said:

That is such a cool car, one of my favorite classics, clean simple lines. Are you going to paint it or will your dad insist on doing it? 

 

Buck. 

Thank you. I’m not sure who is going to paint it yet. It will probably depend on who has more time to work on it when we get to that stage. In any case, we also have a 40 Chevy pickup that is a half finished project from my grandpa, and I think that one is going to become my next project. 
 

 

8 hours ago, MontanaManche said:

That looks so rad! I wish I had the time or money to restore or even just fix up a classic like that. Good luck I hope to see more!

Thank you! It’s really surprising, if you can do most of the work yourself, you can do these cars fairly inexpensively. But of course, it requires a lot of time and patience. 

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9 hours ago, jdog said:

:banana:

 

9 hours ago, Jesse J said:

progress!

Indeed! Sadly, we probably aren't going to work on it a ton in the near future because Dad wants to get his COE done and my mother is ordering parts for her Jeep. We also have the floorpans for patches that we will need to make.

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It went on its maiden voyage out of the shop today. 

 

And then we did burnouts. I’m driving  the brakes were a little sketchy because the booster isn’t working and there is also no

power steering pump  

 

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