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Offline oscardeuce

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1977 project
« on: January 21, 2010, 08:57:25 PM »
I bought in 1986, and had a beam fell on it in storage. Now, we're getting ready to go.



I have new fenders, rear quarters, decals and trim. I hope my body guy has it done by spring. It won't be high on his list, but he is an artist.
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:45:42 PM »
very nice ride.  buy spring?    O'oooooooooo I like the rally2's  . are you going to keep them on it. my 77 came with them.
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 02:00:45 PM »
Wow, too bad on that windsheild. They make new ones at YearOne for a little north of $200.

I also have to agree with 4SPEED on the wheels; very nice. I always thought the Rally II's looked better than the Snowflakes, IMO. Looks fairly solid. Keep us updated with the progress!
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 03:08:55 PM »
you could also order from the factory the rally II wheels color matched to the car. i had that on my brentwood brown 77 i ordered. the spokes all came in the brown.
wish i could have any of my 3 t/a s back.

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 04:13:38 PM »
sorry actually the spokes were silver but the part between that is usually dk grey is color keyed. no charge option.
wish i could have any of my 3 t/a s back.

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 04:16:27 PM »
Soo...I think you need a new windshield otherwise you will be doing the Ace Ventura out the window I think ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I will look sweet once it's restored!!
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 05:08:46 PM »
Great car, can't wait to see her all spit and polished :)
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 07:08:10 PM »
how long did it sit for??
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 12:57:11 AM »
Looks like a great car. I hope things go as planned
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 09:08:48 AM »
from what i can see looks like a really nice project. looking forward to watching your progress. update us with info and pics as time goes on. It should make for a great thread as well enjoy watching these cars come back to life.
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 02:55:19 PM »
Well, finally some movement on the project. I got a call from the shop doing the restoration. "Good news and badnews". Bad news, the rust ( an Ohio cal that saw snow before I bought it) on the rear end was worse than we thought. The good news, we found a donor car for the rear end for a good price and the guy doing the work was excited about how good it was.

I'll get some pics next week.

Here we go!


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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 03:05:22 PM »
"donor car"



I have plenty of spares to sell, gauges, tad plastic trim panels, tan steering wheel, rear differential,the wheels form the donor car will post them with specific pics later..

One question, while the car is apart any ideas on how much a rebuild on the engine would be? Runs great, but I was thinking Murphy's Law would cause a problem when all is back together and pretty again.

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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 08:37:02 PM »






The interior is stripped, off to be soda blasted next week
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2010, 10:00:23 PM »
looks to be solid
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Re: 1977 project
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2010, 10:02:29 PM »
that one is in better shape than what I started with. 
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