As you can tell, this car was in really sad shape when i got it, but i have spent nineteen years slowly collecting parts to restore this thing. Originally i put all my 68 parts in the car including the dash pad and tailights. I have nos quarters, outer wheelhouses, left fender, cowl vent panel, upper valence and front fender skirts. I'm still looking for an nos right fender. I also have repro inner wheel houses, trunk floor and floor pans (L & R) . I also found a center console and guages, rear defog and courtesy lights.
I plan on leaving the a/c in the car, and i have a complete working ralley sport headlight assembly, as well as the tailight assemblies with lower backup lights. I would never consider claiming that the extra options were anything but owner installed, but i plan on doing it with as many original or nos parts as i can.
Oh, and for safety, i installed power front disc brakes from a 72 nova.
I know that since the original drive train is long gone, that this car will never command the value of other more original cars, but restoring this car has become an obsession now.
My brother is trying to talk me into buying one of the new repro complete bodies and putting my vin on it, but i really don't like that idea. He says that the state will just treat the new body as a very large replacement panel. what's your opinion on that ??