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Y88 --------- It begins
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:34:59 PM »
This is the beginning of my 1978 Y88 restoration.  It will be a long process, and I look forward to posting pics of differents phases.

Getting ready for some used tires and need to install radiator.  Fairly new, aftermarket radiator had 2 leaks.
On July 22, the Y88 will go to the tag office, get a $10 inspection, registered and tagged.  I've had the
car for 2 years so there will be interest and penalties.
Called the Dept. of Motor Vehicles and found out what the final tab will be.
DON'T ASK.  It sucks but that's my fault.
I'm getting a personalized tag that will read  " 24CARAT ".

Once the car is tagged and legal,  I will start stripping it down to the shell and get ready for the fun.

This will be a complete and total restoration.


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1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 06:44:44 PM »
And another one is saved, excellent looking project, lookin forward to watching your progress!
Rich

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 06:45:54 PM »
Worthy of restoration.  I assume it's a Pontiac 400 under the hood.  Cool - Z71, I've a 2004 Arrival Blue
John

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 08:52:44 PM »
Another one making it back from the dead. Gotta love it! I'll be watching this thread...gauranteed!

1978 Y88, '70 455 HO block bored 0.060, TH350, 3.42:1 gears...Oct '08 Fbodywarehouse Calendar - Woot!
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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 09:05:08 PM »
Looks like a good project!  Keep us updated. :)

Bummer about the tag fees. :(

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 01:54:47 AM »
Thank God...maybe now you will get that avatar pic changed  ;)  :D :D
(j/k)


Did you ever find a set of gold tops for it?

Good luck with the project  ;D
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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 07:19:54 PM »
I know it's hard to believe that the pic in my avatar is really a Y88.  And I'll be very glad to get some primer on her and get rid of that purplish brown w/black primer mix.

As far as the Gold T-tops go, I'm still looking.  Posted in Parts Wanted section.
1978 Y88  W72 WS6 4-SPD 79,000 miles
1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 7.4L Vortec 4x4
2005 Chevy Suburban 2500 8.1L Vortec 4x4
2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L Vortec 4x4

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 07:25:20 PM »
I know it's hard to believe that the pic in my avatar is really a Y88.  And I'll be very glad to get some primer on her and get rid of that purplish brown w/black primer mix.

As far as the Gold T-tops go, I'm still looking.  Posted in Parts Wanted section.

You might want to go take a look over there. Could have swore I saw a set for sale in the For Sale section.

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 07:25:59 PM »
Yeah be prepared to pay a pretty penny for the right ones. They only came on Y88's so the only way you get a set is if a Y88 was scavenged. Sad in a way.

1978 Y88, '70 455 HO block bored 0.060, TH350, 3.42:1 gears...Oct '08 Fbodywarehouse Calendar - Woot!
1980 Firebird - no engine/tranny... to be pacecar clone

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 08:06:05 PM »
Hitman has a set of the gold ones for sale. ;)

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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2008, 09:29:59 PM »
Looks like a good project, wheels7ata. Good luck with and looking forward to future updates! :)
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Re: Y88 --------- It begins
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2008, 12:17:01 PM »
24 Karat... huh?

You stealing that one from my car?! ;)



Anyway, that looks like a great project. I'd love to have a Y88.

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