1977 Chevelle SE restore

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only took abut 3.5 hours to get the OUTSIDE ONLY clean inside is coming real soon we snow yet again LOL

the white stuff on seats ended up just being dirt ( gravel dust ) and not mold very very happy about that


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well I Unbolted everything from Exhaust from the SE today was really surprised it all unbolted as easy as it did , LOL tilt motor to the right drive side will be on remove starter pass side will be on .......

Then Notch the trans member for the duals and exhaust will be done while I was under there I snapped some pics of Floors YAY no holes to speak of !!!

Was Puzzled by a few things though I discovered Why the speedo doesnt work............. its disconnected and also the E Brake cable either snapped or has been cut




 

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I notched the transmission crossmember to save some cash on new one cost a 12 of heinikin Beer to my bud for welding it for me....
 
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And after all that scrubbing took about 6 hours to do all interior seats and panels .....Man fingers were sore LOL

Also what I cant figure out did the Factory really use this much filler to get the paint thickness they needed ??? No sign of damage or dents or repairs HHHMMMM ??
 
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All new boxed rear (upper / lower arms with new bushings )new rear sway bar from IMP SS fits perfect !

Front side of car now has new shocks, ball joints, springs and has the much thicker trans am sway bar again perfect fit ( well almost, had to trim a little of the new bushing, man this bar is thick ) Back on the ground Finally with wheels on it after 6 months and I have dumped the Landlord headache and bought a Modular Home not new but built in 1998 so not that old either and its home ( no garage ) but can add that later !
 

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Well the SE is finally Fully re-assembled just have to tighten some speed nuts up for the header panel, yes this is where the SE sits now Arrrrggggg but at least we are saving 675 a month back in our pocket by buying this place, And was Just looking not bad for getting most all body lines back in semi-correct spot Just noticed that LOL gaps are still pretty good !
 
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Cool project! Keep us updated and bring that thing up to Luke's when it done! (Lukes is where we meet every Thurs)
 

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Cool project! Keep us updated and bring that thing up to Luke's when it done! (Lukes is where we meet every Thurs)
Kewl Thanks for the invite never thought my car would be so accepted as I am finding out, Its been the bastard child of all parts suppliers and having to fab stuff up to make it work all the time.
 

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something different is always nice to see.
especially when done correctly
 

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x2 always nice to see something different, especially being a classic!! A lot of the same car can get stale after a bit.
 

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Lookin good. This thing would look great real low to the ground on a nice set of wheels
 

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Thanks Rich but this is how it was released from the GM offerings and only 50 of them at that so gonna try to keep the original wheels on there after a buddy restores them here's what they will look like when done

 

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Yupper that's a 74 with the square turn Signals the 73 Had round tails/ Turn signals 75-76 had the Slant nose that RULED nascar LOL Yea I guess you could say I remember them LOL........ Stock-t-bird check out www G3GM dot com that's me
 

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That is a forgotten A-body. Should have good brakes on it too, unlike my 4 wheel drums. Love the wheels too, I'd leave em. Have T-type wheels on the brain at the moment however.
 

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Yea man Front disc and 11" rear drums and the Impala SS rear end is a direct swap in Just have to have the pattern changed from 5x5 to 5 x4.75, I already have the Impala SS rear sway bar and the thicker '75 Trans Am front sway also a direct bolt in.

I wanna drop the front a little bit but don't wanna bite the bullet on a S10 lowering kit, which you guessed it also a direct bolt in
 

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hrrm, interesting. If you ever do anything with the lower A-arms I'd love some measurements. I've been trying to figure out if I can swap in later spindles to an earlier car. Everyone just seems to bitch and moan about the B car swap when I want hows not whys.
 

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hrrm, interesting. If you ever do anything with the lower A-arms I'd love some measurements. I've been trying to figure out if I can swap in later spindles to an earlier car. Everyone just seems to bitch and moan about the B car swap when I want hows not whys.
Already had the out redone and back in now LOL bu what did you need to know ?
 

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