1. Karl C. Vester

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    This will be a slow moving project, but it will get done. Hopefully the car will move faster than my progress!

    It won't be a full blown restoration, thus the title. I plan to make some upgrades along the way. I will not be taking the car off the frame.

    Wish me luck!

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      good luck ,put a pic up of the car please.
       
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      Evidently you haven't crawled underneath it yet:poke:.

      Good luck and post up some pictures.
       
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      • Karl C. Vester

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        I'll rephrase: current plans are to leave it on the frame. Floors and trunk are solid as are frame rails. We'll see.......
         
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        I was just poking a little fun seeing how these are unibody cars, the frame is part of the body so there is no frame off restorations on them. Looks solid in the pictures.
         
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        Hah. Did I mention it has a posi rearend?
         
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        That's good that it has a sure grip diff.
        You should consider putting in frame connectors like I did.

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        Thanks for the suggestion. It's a 3:55 Sure Grip, which I think is ideal.
         
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        While I'm happy to be back on the East coast, I miss my Alaska home and shop. I'm in a small condo at the moment.... Alaska1.jpg Alaska2.jpg
         
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        Karl, what size rims and tires are those?
        And what make is the rims?
         
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        They are American Racing Torque Thrusts...17x8 in the front and 17x9 in the back. I don't know yet if they will fit all the way around. I picked them up on FB Marketplace for 500 bucks figuring I could sell them if they don't work. Tires are 225/45/17 and 275/50/17.
         
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        I'd miss that too, it's beautiful. I don't think I'd miss the winters though.
         
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          I'm starting to collect parts while my mechanic goes over the car.
          I bought a nice Holley carb and HP exhaust manifolds over the last week or two. I found the manifolds on FB marketplace for $375!
          Up next will be bumpers.
           
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          Greetings from Los Angeles / Washington DC - RR looks good
           
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