Originally Posted by Jayhawk
Looks like a good project. What else can you tell us about her. Are you planning to repaint or touch 'er up and polish? How many miles, previous owners, etc. How does she run? Etc...
And welcome to the board!
I plan to put her through a full body and frame restoration, remove all the rust, redo the body, patch up any holes, smooth it all out. Once that's done, I'm going to paint her that shiny executive black color and wear a suit every day
As for miles, the odometer reads 63,357, but I'm not sure whether or not to tack a one or a two in front of that.
She's had three previous owners; the original owners were a husband and wife who purchased the car in 1973 and drove it as a weekend driver up until 1998. The second owner was a guy who was interested in restoring the car to being his daily driver, and he installed a CD player in the dash, as well as repainting the car champagne (I'm not sure what color it was originally, but you can tell this paint job was definitely not factory-standard). In 2001, his friend, the guy I bought it from, moved here to California and bought the car from him, but he didn't have the time or money to do a full restoration on her, so he put her on the market. By 2004, I was tired of driving my dad's old '97 Toyota Avalon, so I asked my best friend/sister Beth to help me look for cars. I set my sights on her and I fell in love.
Had her ever since, just replaced the valve cover gasket and am on my way to replacing the valve head gasket and other seals on the engine, as well as doing RR on the transmission, cleaning out the engine bay (old insulation sucks when it starts falling everywhere), doing frame and body work like I mentioned, general electronics, installing an electronic ignition, rebuilding the carb, new radiator, etc. I want her to be better than right off the assembly line, basically