1968 Chevelle SS396 325hp/M21 Project
Lets try this again, I started this same thread 2 years ago and never kept it up...
A little background about my car.
Bought in 2003 from Milford, Ohio from a less than honest man named Bill. He was the 3rd or 4th owner. The car was shipped out to my family which is located in Northern California. Upon arrival we were shocked to see that both quarters and fenders were rotted out. The pictures that we were provided showed zero rot. Anyways the car was purchased for $9,500 and the previous owner refunded us $1000 after it was delivered. The car then went to a local body shop for 9 months where both full quarters, front fenders, hood and truck lid were replaced. The only original sheet metal left on the car is the roof and door skins. It was repainted the correct color Matador red. A black vinyl top was also added. Here is a picture from several years ago. While the car looks great from a far the frame needs to be sand blasted and painted/powder coated. I Also need to have it repainted as I have unfortunately neglected it and the there is some rust in a few areas. The engine mechanically is fine. However the block needs to be sand blasted and painted that that pretty orange. I also intend on replacing all of the hoses, valve covers, alternator, belt, PS pump etc... Oh and the car is a numbers matching 396.
1. Spoke with a buddy of mine whom owns a small local body shop. Im having him stop by this week to take a look at the car and give me his opinion.
2. The car has the original glass however it is not very clear, its been cleaned professionally several times but never clears up. Almost looks like swirl marks in the glass causing it to be cloudy? Anything that can be done or even worth doing besides new glass?
3. I'm going to separate the frame from the body and send the frame off for sand blasting and powder coating.