I've been on this site for a few years now, and owned my '80 Berlinetta for about 5 years. Had I known how much of a handful this car would be I might have reconsidered buying it, but now I've grown too attached to it to quit (call me crazy
). Anyway, I'm finally in a position to get some real work done in the coming months so I figured I'd go ahead and start my project thread.
This car apparently lived a pretty rough life, and was eventually impounded sometime in 2005. When nobody picked it up, one of the tow truck drivers took it home and "fixed it up".
Here she is right after I bought her from the tow driver, complete with all the options: air shocks, mud flaps, skull stickers, and naked lady air fresheners
Well I ripped all that stuff out pretty quick and drove it around for a couple years doing general maintenance, little things here and there, and acquiring parts.
Here's how it looks today, not much different on the outside yet:
Real progress started late last year when I put together a 350 for the old girl:
Ugly, I know but it cleaned up real well and got some new internals as well as externals:
Out with the old:
In with the new!
I know you guys like videos so here ya go