1973 Silver GT

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1973 Silver GT

Postby 73SILVERGT » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:14 pm

Here is the starting point....The car has been on jack stands in a garage since 1984. 80% of the car wears its' original paint. The floors, trunk and body panels have zero rust. The rear hatch has been replaced as it looks like it was in a mild rear-ender at some point, but the quarter panels were not damaged. It does have some scrapes and dents, but not bad for a 44 year old car. The interior is all there (minus the dash grab handle) but very moldy. Having owned built many muscle cars over the years, I am very excited about how solid this car is!

It has an earlier front bumper mount, but I also have the original. I don't believe the driveline is original (certainly not the transmission) and the top of the tunnel has been cut. Fortunately, the cut piece came with the car, so I can weld it back on.

The plan is to make it a 70s style street machine with a small block, dual 4 barrels, slotted mag wheels, 4 speed muncie and prefabbed Ford 9" rear. I am not going to tub the rear. We are going to try and save the paint and color match the paint in the areas that need to be touched up.

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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby RobR » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:50 pm

Congrats. Looks very solid.
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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby Smiley » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 am

Nice :dance:
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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby 73SILVERGT » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:21 pm

Removed the seam sealer to expose the original red oxide primer and to clean out the seams - Super solid - no rot! Coated everything with industrial Chassis Saver. Next up, re-apply the seam sealer and top coat with Eastwood trunk spatter paint for a factory finish look.

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I'll do the interior/floor pans next.

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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby 73SILVERGT » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:44 am

A little more (slow) progress as the cold here has made my garage unbearable to work in.

I did the final finish on the trunk in spatter paint, media blasted/painted the cover and restored a set of Lakewood traction bars:

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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby waybad » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:20 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby 73SILVERGT » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:20 am

Picked up an engine: '72 350 block, 307 crank (327 cubic inches), balanced, competition cams cam, '64 Corvette "fulie" double hump heads, built by Five Star Engines in 2011. Less than 5,000 miles on rebuild.
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Re: 1973 Silver GT

Postby 3Hz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:41 am

Nice one. Got any new updates on the project?
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