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I guess I'll start a progress/upgrade thread.
Ive been doing little things to it,just to bring it back,or "freshen" it.
I'll just post some already pics,then update from there.
When I bought it,with the sport mirrors on.




And,the new mirrors,which involved welding and paint and body,lol.
Which,I still have to do better.Just patched it for now.



 

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Put new shorty headers on it,and a new 2.5 stainless exhaust from pypes.
Also did new moroso valve covers,new carb,and a new HEI from pertronix,still the original 283.Also,new radiator,shroud,fan and fanclutch.
And rebuilt the front and rear susupension.


 

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And when I rebuilt the front and rear suspension,I didnt do the steering because it was still good,but Ive just bought all new Moog stuff,and a proforged centerlink.
I'll be putting them in later on though,when I buy my front disc upgrade kit.
Ill install it all together when the weather cools down.


 

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Chris congrats on your find/buy

looks great and now you belong to the 67 Club

just one thing I noticed in the engine compartment pic

please change out that clear plastic/glass fuel filter for a metal one
 

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That Dash looks good, Let me know how the install goes.
 

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That Dash looks good, Let me know how the install goes.
I hope well.
It was bent at some point in shipment.OPG does not package it well enough for real world shipping.
I almost sent it back.They piecemeal a box together out of two,because of the length I guess.Nothing else in there to support it except the dash in a plastic bag,and thin,single wall cardboard,with a joint.
It was bent so bad that the fabric managed to separate in two spots.
I bent it back and Im hoping it will be ok.
 

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That stance does not look quite look right.

What are the suspension parts outside what you have shown?

Very nice speaker and radio install?

How recent is the paint and interior?

Dont know why people put those sport mirrors on there.

Looks like someone was trying to SS clone a malibu or something.
 

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Did you need to do any cutting of the sheet metal under the package tray for the speaker install?
 

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Did you need to do any cutting of the sheet metal under the package tray for the speaker install?
Yeah,a little.
6x9s are too large for that area.
I couldnt use the speaker grills that came with those speakers,they hit the glass.
 

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That stance does not look quite look right.

What are the suspension parts outside what you have shown?

Very nice speaker and radio install?

How recent is the paint and interior?

Dont know why people put those sport mirrors on there.

Looks like someone was trying to SS clone a malibu or something.
I cut the new springs I put in two years ago,I have another new set to go in that are correct.Rears are correct.
Paint was done back in 1977,by the original owner.He worked for GM.He put the sport mirrors on,the SS hood,and a power antenna.
He also had the color of the car changed to that darker blue.It was the lighter blue originally.
I bought it from the 2nd owner.
The SS hood is nice,but I might put a flat hood on it when I finally redo it.
I just scored a rust free regular hood last week for 85 bucks.
 

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I cut the new springs I put in two years ago,I have another new set to go in that are correct.Rears are correct.
Paint was done back in 1977,by the original owner.He worked for GM.He put the sport mirrors on,the SS hood,and a power antenna.
He also had the color of the car changed to that darker blue.It was the lighter blue originally.
I bought it from the 2nd owner.
The SS hood is nice,but I might put a flat hood on it when I finally redo it.
I just scored a rust free regular hood last week for 85 bucks.
Original speced springs for a Moog or one of the suppliers. Most chevelles had that slight rake up in the front from the factory. If your after a lowered factory stance than a set of lower springs or drop spindles would be better. If you use drop spindles us offset shafts to help with bump steer. I think I'm right on that. I have not touched up on that in quite a while. You can cut those factory springs to get the nose down to where you want it. I guess it depends on the stance your after. Lots of ways to get there.

Nice looking paint for that long ago!! Might be Nantucket blue or Marina Blue. Nantucket is the original color on my 67.

Flat hood would look better on a Malibu. Alot of people forget that the Malibu trim looks nice too!!

WOW! What a bargain on a flat hood!

You will need to get that black off the tail panel. That is only for SS cars I believe. Would have to check on that.

Is the side trim in good shape too?

If you used rubber bushings in the front suspension, you dont need to tighten them down until the suspension is loaded with all the weight on the tires. That can lead to the nose being pointed up because they are in a bind.

Poly bushings, you can tighten them down with the suspension hanging.
 

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Looking good so far! Do you plan to lower the front end at all?
Those pics are out of timeline,and misleading.
It actually sits lower in the front now,since the rebuild.
When I first bought it,it sat low,and level.It still had all the original springs,ball joints,etc.
I'll grab a pic tommorrow of it sitting on level ground.
I live on a hill,and my driveway is tilted also.
 

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The stance looks great..
 
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