Tony's 71

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  1. volsfan

    volsfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Might as well get this started. Just picked this up a couple days ago. Needs a lot of work but I'm up to it. Did an inventory today to see what I have to work with. Gonna need a lot of sheet metal. Here's some pics to get things started.

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    New floor pans but I need to cut them out and do them right. I might opt for the complete floor replacement.
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    Typical under seat rust
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    New trunk pan. Was secured with self tapping screws lol. That will be fixed!
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    New tail panel
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    Quarters are toast.
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    Front fenders also on the wish list
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    Interior pieces
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    lighting
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    New deck lid, filler panel, and fuel tank
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    two dash pads but both are in rough shape
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    more pieces parts
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    So as you can see I'll be busy for a while! Stay tuned!!!!
     
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  2. Orange71

    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes you will!! :)
    Good looking project none the less. Good luck and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress!
     
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    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Cool. What is your plans for drive train
     
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    Love the 70-73's. Sometimes I wonder if my 81 is only a storage place for parts I will eventually put on a 70-73 model. Good luck with the build.
     
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    Looks like a nice start. Do you mind if I pack up my "72 up and bring it to your house and work on it. It looks a little bit warmer there it's a little cool here today about 20 degree.

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    same here...lol
    I love the plastic bumper... but, dood...:whine:
     
  7. volsfan

    volsfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Weather here is def getting about perfect for outside working. Supposed to be 50's to 70's over the next few days.

    I love my 79 but this is what I've always wanted!

    I plan on going with an LS motor on this one. Something about gas mileage and power that appeal to me. It's a manual car so I'll stick with that.
     
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    Very cool. I cant decide weather to stick with the bbc on mine or go LS
     
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    Tony you may consider a 79-81 dash like I did in my car. Just a thought
     
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    A lot of work but I really think that is 90% of the fun.
     

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