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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-09-2016, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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This was my grandmothers 25 anniversary present. It was given to to me to getting running and keep it alive. It had been sitting in a garage for 20 some years. She passed last May.

This was how received it. Ended up needing a tow, bad gas(Gauge wasn't working. Thought it was empty.). The backend was dragging and tires were shot.


Complete rebuild of the suspension, new tank, rebuilt the motor and tossed in a t5. Also added LEDs to the parking, reverse and brake lights.


Just finished the interior a bit but still need to re-do the seats.


The passenger rear quarter I am sure is full of bondo. The wheel well is caved in. I assume to her having a few and the narrow drive way. So thats next, I am going to rip it all down and see what happens. Never done anything like it before so good luck to me.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-09-2016, 11:29 AM
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Looks great! Best looking 4 lug wheels I've ever seen! What are they?


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Thanks! They are Konig rewinds.
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Nice! We need more 6s around here! Welcome!
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Nice! We need more 6s around here! Welcome!
I agree, here is a shot of the motor.
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Like the gauges! Where'd you find em? Nice looking car!
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They are from SpeedHut.
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Wow. Thats mint!
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I'm glad your keeping it in the family. Stories like this are great.


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Beautiful car, LOVE the wheels and the interior Good job and good luck!! With the family connection, it is totally worth restoring and keeping it for the future...and ENJOY it.....

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That engine looks great!

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The car looks like that it was Originally a 1966 Sprint 200 from the outside... Did the car originally have a Full length Floor console??

I am also curious, What Brake conversion kit did you go with? I see the Dual Master and new Booster...and where did you plumb the vaccum hose from the Booster to

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What underdash interior lights are those? I have some LED strips from the early 2000's in mine and cant see anything with em, yours look great!

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What underdash interior lights are those? I have some LED strips from the early 2000's in mine and cant see anything with em, yours look great!

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Apologies on the lack of responses.

I'll to dig through some receipts to find where I got the LEDs. I'll look tonight.

Added the the 250 head plus a new valve cover and cold air intake(Don't know if it actually adds anything other than aesthetics. Also lowered the car all the way around but I haven't taken any pics of that yet.

As for the brakes they are still the stock drums, just had a shop add the booster, I can take pics of the vacuum line routing if they are wanted.

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Glad to hear you lowered it, thats all your car needed to look just right! Cant wait to see pics.

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