70 RS Money Pit

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    Well here is the start of my build. Found a true RS and is suppose to be an SS/RS car. Orginal color was green on green. Puke!!! Just my opinion. Was a one owner car and I purchased it from the original owner and he claimed it to be SS/RS. I never found the build sheet. It had been tore down, blasted, and some primer sprayed, a few spots cut out, and body filler applied in a few small spots. More on that later. He said it had been this way for years. Started on it and lost interest in it as he did in the car years ago. Was tagged last in the mid 80's.
    This is how it looked the day I got it. Had parts galore in box's, 12 bolt rearend, seats, front end, 4 speed and tons of other stuff. Dad and me looked like the Beverly Hills Hill Billys having stuff strapped and tucked away everywhere getting it to the house.

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    Good luck with your project, likely a very desirable car. The "money pit" title will no doubt be humourously appropriate. :bowtie:
     
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    Started off basic and stripped the whole front end down and salvaged all my RS brackets and my chrome trim. The rest of the front sheet metal was gone to far to restore.
    Once it was off and out the way I removed all my suspension away from the subframe and pulled it to be cleaned and painted. Wire wheel and elbow grease. Fun fun . FB_IMG_1495076435108.jpg
    I usually used POR15 but decided to give KBS Blacktop chassis paint a try. Love how it sprayed and layed. Ended up using it on the bottom of the car as well. Cleaning and preparing it was not fun at all.
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    Went ahead and painted the firewall as well in KBS. Still need my delete put in or decide which route that I wan' to go with that.
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    More pics of under body. FB_IMG_1495076459497.jpg
     
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    I've built a a 383 SBC and a T-56 6 Speed from a LT-1.
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    Motor and trans in the car. Bought the DSE clutch master cylinder bracket for the firewall. It's bolted in but waiting on the master cylinder until I decide which one to buy. The trans is just setting on the stock Crossmember for the time being. FB_IMG_1495076444855.jpg

    New radiator support painted. All new suspension. Hotchkis lowering springs, Moog ball joints, and a start to the brake system. Still need to run my lines to the rear.

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    Put a lite coat of KBS from passenger seats back. Replacing trunk pan and mini tubbing the car so no need to make it look pretty and perfect yet toward the rear of car. Can see that nice 6 speed setting there though :)

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    Have the front sheet metal half way aligned up to see where I stand with that. It's back off the car for the time being.

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    Getting a lil help from my lil man. That's always a plus.
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    To bad after getting decent lines I decided to replace both 1/4's, trunk pan, deck lid, drop offs, outter wheel houses, and tail panel.
    See the mess at the bottom of the 1/4. After finding this. Is when I decided to check the rest of the rear of the car and found half ass metal work and Mudd.
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    So here was the start of hours apon hours of spot weld finding and removal. Upon doing so found it was better to just replace everything mentioned above instead of patching it. IMG_20170704_145839272.jpg
    O the fun.
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    More of the progress. IMG_20170707_162119344.jpg

    Cut and ready for the DSE mini tubs. You can also where I've started fitting sheet metal back in. Up to this point I've owned the car for a lil over a year. Got slowed down by moving into a bigger house and of course a bigger garage. Can't complain about my single car garage. Worked great for 10 years . This is showing the rear disc brake set up with the lowering springs as well.

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    I will try and keep the updates coming as I go and hopefully remember to get plenty of pics. I'm bad for not getting them. Get caught up in working.
     
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    Slowly cutting away. IMG_20170913_160547200.jpg
     
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    Gosh, did you ever get a lot done this afternoon!!;)
     
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