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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:37:17 PM »
The tail panel has a bad crease. The left 1/4 has a bad dent. Note the protected original paint behind the fender. Will be very nice to match the color with this unmolested area

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:34:31 PM »
The gray primer is evidence of spotting in areas on the door. The 1/4s, roof, deck lid, hood, and parts of the fenders are original paints. The prior repair on the passenger door was solid bondo

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:31:30 PM »
Metal finishing on passenger door

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:59:42 PM »
The car is in the body shop. It will not be put on a rotisserie as the underside is very nice. Once the car is painted and frame removed, Iíll clean the underside

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:43:27 PM »
Some more pics

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 04, 2020, 06:54:51 PM »
My 67 original dash pad was installed where a speedy nut was only on every other stud. The rest were untapped. I kept it that way when I restored the car.

Mike

Iím going to do the same

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 04, 2020, 03:23:10 PM »
Thanks guys. I will get some more pictures up today. Iíve taken a lot of detail pictures along the way, especially of things like seam sealer and dum dum that cover certain bolts to prevent corrosion. Even have pictures of how the factory masked the door jam when they painted the Granada gold over the interior gold. The dash has three holes drilled in the passenger side so those must be welded and metal finished. There have definitely been some funny things Iíve noticed. For example the dash pad was installed with 2 speed nuts missing. The weatherstrip channel on the passenger side had three screws missing. I know this was done at the factory because the original tape was still in place over the screws.

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:59:09 PM »
I will post more pictures of the condition of the paint, itís not what you all are thinking. The car was stored under a tarp for several years. Moisture collected under it and had nowhere to go. It created surface rust all over the top surfaces of the car; header panel, hood, cowl, roof etc. Quite a few big dents and even drywall joint compound on the original header panel. The rear window leaked water and the previous owner tried sealing it with silicone. The gutter needs repaired on the passenger side where the rust hole is.

I thought about building a screamin small block but I already have one of those. I am sure the value of the car, at least to me, will be much higher after itís restored. I know original cars are rare, thatís why I bought this one. Easier to restore and in my opinion will make for a better restoration. This car will still retain all its original sheet metal (minus the header panel, I sourced an NOS piece).

I am NOT trying to make an SS clone. I am basically wanting to replicate a car that someone swapped a big block in back in the day. I know everyone has their own opinion. Iíll continue to share the updates on the project. Feel free to contact me about original pieces.

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 03:06:08 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone. I understand many of us are preservationists and purists. I share this feeling to a certain degree. Iím convinced the car is in such great shape because of its lack of performance. This car will look very period correct with what I plan on doing.... Iíve already invested waaaaayy too much in the car to change paths now.

That said I will retain the original drivetrain should it ever go back to stock. I have only decoded the engine. V0829MF. Yes the AIR pump is still there. The original rad and master cylinder are missing. Alternator is intact date 6 J7. The VIN stamping under the cowl is still intact. Iíve already stripped the car over the last month and took a lot of pictures.

This car will not be a typical hot rod you see at shows. All original nuts and bolts will be replated and reused where applicable. Most of the original parts will be restored and reused. I think most of you will enjoy it.

Janobyte Iím on the Yenko site too. Mostly trolling the classifieds. I have the same user name. Thanks

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:31:26 AM »
Sorry guys.... uploading pictures on here is a little difficult  :o

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:30:07 AM »
All the interior panels are in this condition.

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:28:17 AM »
76....

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:26:43 AM »
Interior

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:25:56 AM »
Motor...

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Restoration / Re: Introducing.... The Prospector
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:19:05 AM »
Pics....

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