My lowered 72 Placer Gold graduation present

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by maxpsi, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    This car was bought by my mother in 1972. Custom ordered direct from the factory with all options except a clock. I became the second owner after my college graduation. Here is a pic of it at a local Fbody meet before any mods:

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    I found 3 builds sheets in the usual locations. Pic of the best one:

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    Original documents:
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    The brochure that led to the purchase:
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    GW upper and lower A-arms w/ poly greasable bushings

    QA1 coilovers

    Factory front sway

    Hotchkis tie rod sleeves

    The rest of the steering linkage and brakes are factory replacement

    CE SFCs bolt on

    Hotchkis leaf springs

    Drop blocks

    KYB shocks

    Goodridge SS brake lines



    Suspension:
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    And the ground clearance....or lack thereof.
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    This pan should work better for that (stock capacity):
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  2. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    Wheels

    Cragar soft 8s

    17x8 4.5"bs 245/40-17

    17x9 5"bs 275/40-17

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    The stance
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    Previous owner knocked off the original front lip, so here is a pic of the replacement OER. Damn female drivers! JK, mom!
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    New plug wires nice and organized. I also start my weatherstripping. I took the piece that usually runs along the hood and ran it along the cowl linking it to the two smaller pieces. I want to see if this seals better by having one long piece along the cowl rather than 3 pieces in different locations.
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  3. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    I'll have some weatherstripping and body pics up later. Let me know what you think!
     
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I Love the progress pics and especially think it's great that you have a family heirloom given to you as a graduation present! Congratulatons for finishing College!

    It looks like the car is in great shape to begin with and that you will have much fun "personalizing" it to your specifications and much more fun driving it!

    I have to comment on the flooring in the photos! Looks great but is that in a carport or garage?


     
  5. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    The car is in great shape. I have the usually front quarters rust, but those have been taken care of. You'll see this when I get around to posting the weatherstripping and body pics later on.

    The house in the pics was built in the 50s, so that is a tiled carport.
     
  6. olstyle

    olstyle Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Congrats on college and nice present.
     
  7. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    That's awesome, congrats!
     
  8. maxpsi

    maxpsi Veteran Member

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    Thanks!

    Now it's just missing a cammed up 350.:cool:
     
  9. Z27LS3

    Z27LS3 Veteran Member

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    very nice, this is the car you plan on keeping regardless.
    nice ride.
     
  10. SR79

    SR79 Veteran Member

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    Looking good, dude, love the stance but I feel for your headers already :) That color is great, if you repaint it you should definitely stick with it.
     

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