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My 72 HT 429/C6 project
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I bought the car end of August 2017. Former onwer planned to build the car himself but due health issues was forced to sell it, so I got plenty new parts along the car.

1" lower suspension (Grab-A-Trak), rear disc brake set (BAER Ironsport), new shock absorvers (KYB Gas-A-Just), new stabilizer bars (1,5" front and 1" back), new lower and upper arms and more smaller parts.

It had interior already taken off and all the sound dampening material as well. Rear window had a leak from the driver side lower corner and the water wet the material, luckily floor panels didn't suffer much, only some rust on the top.

I noticed that I didn't have good pics from the whole car, because we dropped the car from trailer straight to garage before taking any pics.

Let's get started,

Sorry about the pics being in wrong angle, there are right on my pc but here they rotate somehow...


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I stared from the back as I needed to change the drum brakes to disc and passenger side axle seal was leaking.


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Rear end before taking it off.


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I took the old paint off and put new one on it and assembled everything in place.


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Then I moved to front, replaced lower and upper arms and installed thicker stabilizer bar.


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So many people has hassled with wirings so I decided to replace old ones completely with EZ wiring harness (not done that yet), just ripped off old ones and the old dashboard and heater as well.

I got advices to replace the heater cell and blower motor now when it's easy access. So I'll do that too.


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At this point winter his us hard and I had to stop working on the car as my garage is not heated and the outside temp was around -20 Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit).
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#2
When spring came I started working again and made a deal with paintshop to get my pony painted, old paint was sun burned and color had faded badly. Also I found out some corrosion damage that needed welding and I don't have the skills to fix it myself, so I needed some outside help. But he did really good work!

Corrosion damage and the repair.


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I took off all the windons, bumpers and front/back valances. At the paintshop they found more corrosion damage and fixed them during the process.


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Now I am waiting the get it back garage and get to working with it again. Only small stuff that I can do when waiting, assembling the heater and cleaning all mouldings etc.
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#3
thumb  keep up the hard work!

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#4
Very cool. Will be a nice coupe when done.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#5
Really nice!

Can not wait for your next post
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#6
Looking good and you are making progress. What color are you painting it? Is original color bright red? Hard to tell with the faded paint.
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(05-24-2018, 10:23 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote: Looking good and you are making progress. What color are you painting it? Is original color bright red? Hard to tell with the faded paint.

It's going to be Bright Red (2B). I also tought about changing color, but that would have taken much more time and money. And I want to cruise with it this summer Smile
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#8
Nice job!

- Mike
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(05-24-2018, 11:18 PM)DerAlte Wrote:
(05-24-2018, 10:23 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote: Looking good and you are making progress. What color are you painting it? Is original color bright red? Hard to tell with the faded paint.

It's going to be Bright Red (2B). I also tought about changing color, but that would have taken much more time and money. And I want to cruise with it this summer Smile

Same color as mine was originally and is going to be again, will be good to see how yours turns out as it will most likely be in color before mine
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(05-25-2018, 01:56 AM)OzCoupe72 Wrote:
(05-24-2018, 11:18 PM)DerAlte Wrote:
(05-24-2018, 10:23 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote: Looking good and you are making progress. What color are you painting it? Is original color bright red? Hard to tell with the faded paint.

It's going to be Bright Red (2B). I also tought about changing color, but that would have taken much more time and money. And I want to cruise with it this summer Smile

Same color as mine was originally and is going to be again, will be good to see how yours turns out as it will most likely be in color before mine

Hopefully next week (deadline we both agreed), I'll post pic asap when it's ready.
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