Aaron's 76 Type LT Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 76_TypeLT, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. BTTB71SS

    BTTB71SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome to the Boards....

    You just met your new addiction with some of the folks on here.... Got yourself a great project...
     
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    +1! Best of luck! :bowtie:
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I tore the rest of the interior out down to sheet metal on Saturday, which is my "Phase 1". Discovered rust-through in some spots of the floor board, which I expected. But I am not focused on any body panels right now, just mechanicals and electrical.

    I would like to rebuild the steering column and move down to replace the power steering box/pump and steering components. Will be posting some more pics of the progress, although it won't be too exciting :)
     
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    Nice bumpers, they're hard to find. My 77 bumper rubbers were messed up and try finding good ones. I decided to go with fiberglass. The front bumper and brackets were completely replaced. Looks good but no good as a bumper. The back bumper will retain the brackets and supports with just the aluminum being replaced.
    Good luck on your project. I need to take some pictures of mine so I can show it off. It is also an LT but I don't have the LT cover plate that goes across the back between the trunk lid and the bumper. Some day I'll find a nice one.
    My floor on the drivers side had some rust holes and I beleive it was from the inside out. Probably something spilled. I sanded the rust to get the loose stuff up and used some of that liquid stuff that turns the rust black and stops its progression. Then I used some good body filler to cover it up, sanded, and painted. Came out nice.
    I like the big bumper Camaro too. :)
     
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    solid 76! dig the wheels
     
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    LOL - thanks. They looked good back in the 1990s but are shot to hell now. Will be getting something similar down the road though. I like the 5 star look but those exact American Racing wheels are not made anymore.
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I suppose some obligatory "holy crap, where did my interior go?!" pics can be posted :) I used my old floor mats to cover the rust areas while I worked inside but you can see how rusty the floor is. Just one more thing that will need to be fixed.

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    heck, that's not too bad....floor pans will fix that right up
    btw, welcome aboard....where in Houston are ya?
     
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    Yeah, it's no big deal to have some new floor pans welded in. It's definitely rusted though in the low spots where moisture collected. Just means I will have more POR-15 for other areas.

    I am up in The Woodlands area, so technically not in Houston but I work downtown, which is close enough ;)
     
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    Well, nothing too "sexy" to share, but it is progress :crazy: I started cleaning the frame some and it's not too bad to clean up. Going to spend some time this long weekend on some more cleaning.

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