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Start by pulling it out, then work from the bottom up.
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Yep, bottom up, safety first.
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Start by pulling it out, then work from the bottom up.
it’s inside now. Haven’t tore into it yet. Is it worth rebuilding the original 302. I’ve gotten mixed reviews
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Don't worry about the engine until you have a plan for the body. I imagine you will have to replace the entire floor and maybe some subframe parts and possibly torque boxes.
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Ex-wife,....."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
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I’ve recently inherited it a month ago. It’s back home in nc but I came back to ny to finish school. So this is the time I’m doing my research.
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Don't worry about the engine until you have a plan for the body. I imagine you will have to replace the entire floor and maybe some subframe parts and possibly torque boxes.
I’m kinda assuming that as well.
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Iíve recently inherited it a month ago. Itís back home in nc but I came back to ny to finish school. So this is the time Iím doing my research.
Whatís the story?

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Unless you have a emotional connection I would consider moving it along to someone else. I see a huge money pit for a less that desirable model.
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Unless you have a emotional connection I would consider moving it along to someone else. I see a huge money pit for a less that desirable model.
it was my grandfathers sisters car. She bought it brand new and drove it until 1980 where she parked it because of the air conditioner. She always wanted to get it back on the road but people tried taking advantage of her and she just left it alone. I’ve always wanted it since I was small but when I got out of the usmc she finally gave it to me and she told me to never get rid of it as a promise and if I do just leave it rotting. So I kinda feel obligated only because it’s completely original and the sentiment. I would never set out to buy one. Only because it’s free and it original that why I want to restore her. But if it’s not worth it I would maybe just leave it in the barn covered.
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It does look like it would take quite a bit to get it back road worthy. You said you have it inside now, how about some pics of the underside of the car, under the carpet, engine? Would guess there is a lot of rust but could tell more from seeing. Sounds like you made a promise so now is the time to start restoring it to some degree (at least drivable) or letting it set. By the way, Thanks for your service from an Army vet! Good luck, Jim

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It does look like it would take quite a bit to get it back road worthy. You said you have it inside now, how about some pics of the underside of the car, under the carpet, engine? Would guess there is a lot of rust but could tell more from seeing. Sounds like you made a promise so now is the time to start restoring it to some degree (at least drivable) or letting it set. By the way, Thanks for your service from an Army vet! Good luck, Jim
hey thanks a lot Jim and same to you as well! Unfortunately it’s back home in nc and I’m in New York for college. I’m moving back at the end of the summer that’s why I will fully “assess” the rust. The floor seems somewhat solid except for some small holes. The trunk is completely solid. Body panels have small pin holes but nothing extensive. By sitting in that spot for that long seems hard to believe but more pics will be coming soon.
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