1977 LT (32 yrs and counting)

john77

1977 LT
Nov 10, 2009
72
bogalusa,La
Sometimes it the small things that count. Got the front end back together for the most part. Next, I plan on working on the roof. Wish me luck, lol.
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john77

1977 LT
Nov 10, 2009
72
bogalusa,La
Not sure why my last post didn’t upload last week, lol. Oh well. The last week or so I have been working on getting the roof in high build and blocking it. Got that done and sprayed in urethane. Had to order some more sand paper rolls. So while waiting on that I started on the next phase, lol. Rear left quarter area had some damage from previous owner and the usual rust down low.
You started with, arguably, the most difficult and time consuming part. Paint and body work. Looking great so far!
actually I did suspension and motor and such probably 15 years ago, lol. Although I want to eventually go with an LS/4l60 setup, my drive train and suspension is pretty solid.
 

john77

1977 LT
Nov 10, 2009
72
bogalusa,La
Some more pics from the work I got done this weekend. Slow progress, lol. Definitely takes a while to cut all the old rust spots out and fit the panels. But it does feel gratifying to do it the right way.
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john77

1977 LT
Nov 10, 2009
72
bogalusa,La
Still pecking at it. Been kind of busy lately but still squeezing in some time here and there. Got some high build on the rear quarter, blocked it and put some more on it.
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darkk

New Member
Aug 21, 2014
3
Willimantic Ct
So this is the first car I ever owned. Bought it in 1990 when I was 14yo. Drove it through high school and trade school. In about 1998 I decided I was gonna “restore” it. As life goes it ended up being put on hold through marriage and kids and other priorities. Recently my youngest son (17yo) stoked my fire back up, lol. Hopefully I can keep going this time. Here are some pics of what I’ve been doing lately. My plan is to work from front to back. So far I have done a patch panel on front left fender fix a couple dings in driver door. I’m deleting trim and filling badge holes since I’m going for the smooth no trim look. I have done high build and block sanded and sanded and sanded the driver door, fender and hood. I have them in epoxy for now. I’m currently working on the passenger side fender. It has a lot more damage and rust. Anyway, hopefully this is the beginning of me staying on track with this project. View attachment 145214 View attachment 145215 View attachment 145216 View attachment 145217 View attachment 145218
So this is the first car I ever owned. Bought it in 1990 when I was 14yo. Drove it through high school and trade school. In about 1998 I decided I was gonna “restore” it. As life goes it ended up being put on hold through marriage and kids and other priorities. Recently my youngest son (17yo) stoked my fire back up, lol. Hopefully I can keep going this time. Here are some pics of what I’ve been doing lately. My plan is to work from front to back. So far I have done a patch panel on front left fender fix a couple dings in driver door. I’m deleting trim and filling badge holes since I’m going for the smooth no trim look. I have done high build and block sanded and sanded and sanded the driver door, fender and hood. I have them in epoxy for now. I’m currently working on the passenger side fender. It has a lot more damage and rust. Anyway, hopefully this is the beginning of me staying on track with this project. View attachment 145214 View attachment 145215 View attachment 145216 View attachment 145217

So this is the first car I ever owned. Bought it in 1990 when I was 14yo. Drove it through high school and trade school. In about 1998 I decided I was gonna “restore” it. As life goes it ended up being put on hold through marriage and kids and other priorities. Recently my youngest son (17yo) stoked my fire back up, lol. Hopefully I can keep going this time. Here are some pics of what I’ve been doing lately. My plan is to work from front to back. So far I have done a patch panel on front left fender fix a couple dings in driver door. I’m deleting trim and filling badge holes since I’m going for the smooth no trim look. I have done high build and block sanded and sanded and sanded the driver door, fender and hood. I have them in epoxy for now. I’m currently working on the passenger side fender. It has a lot more damage and rust. Anyway, hopefully this is the beginning of me staying on track with this project. View attachment 145214 View attachment 145215 View attachment 145216 View attachment 145217 View attachment 145218
Did you repair the inner panel rust. If not, it will continue to rust and will rust through that spot again.
 




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