Just picked up rust free 70 SS

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Citrus70, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    Citrus..Well bought car! ...Congrats!

    Go ahead... just add an original tach! Since it doesn't have the original motor, you have some flexibility in how you want to finish it. An original tach would be a nice option...IMO. You would need to change out the dash harness/ front harness or perform the U14 wiring conversion shown here...
    http://www.nastyz28.com/2gcog/tech/u14swap.html

    Can't wait to follow your progress. Keep us posted...and take tons, I mean tons of high quality pics to document your work!
     
  2. Citrus70

    Citrus70 Veteran Member

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    I can live with out the tach. I will take many pics when it hits my drive the first time, ha ha ha. Yea my father in law did a resto of a 1971 Chevelle 10 years or so ago, NO PICS of it. I even told him, "take pics, it will show how much was done and the right way, would help your asking price down the line" not one pic was taken. Ha ha ha
    Anyway, mine will be a slow process. Ganna go through through mechanics of it, brakes, etc and replace so it is safe to drive and work on small stuff for now.
     
  3. TommyRS70

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    Gas tank removal should be a breeze with that clean undercarriage. Spray the anchor bolts down with Rust buster/WD and don;t forget to disconnect your ground wire. Use floor jack to lower the tank and put carpet square or foam pad on jack saddle to prevent scratching the tank. ....OH! And the best part...maybe you'll find that "lusted after" build sheet up under there too. What a bonus that will be!
     
  4. Citrus70

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    There is a ground wire on the tank? Is the fuel pickup access from the top or the bottom, of the tank?
     
  5. TommyRS70

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    Well, there's actually 2 wires...A brown wire coming off the fuel gauge tank sender (access from top once dropped) that passes through a fisher body clip under the fuel door opening, left side then through a rubber grommet and then disconnects in the trunk harness by the license lamps. There is also a ground wire that connects to the sender but I don't recall where it screws into the under-body exactly (been a few years). So lower slowly and check carefully until all is clear. Then lower away...
     
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  6. 80WA7113

    80WA7113 Veteran Member

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    Congrats on such a clean score! My '73 was a rust free SW desert car as well, and I can tell you from experience that it really make the entire resto a pleasure.

    Are you planning on keeping the vinyl top? Having one, I'm a little partial to them myself ;)

    (Having a collection of them himself, I knew spons would be all over this post!!)
     
  7. spons

    spons Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I really like the '70 SS350 cars with custom interior.
     
  8. Citrus70

    Citrus70 Veteran Member

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    I grew up with Vinyl tops as a kid (1970's) so I like them. More then likely I will put one back on.
     
  9. al8apex

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    correction:

    "Z27 option also includes stainless steel exhaust tips"

    the tips are chrome, not stainless ... :)
     
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    spons Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good catch. Got the originals (chrome) confused with the repops (stainless).
     

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