Originally Posted by woodwright
Just found your thread. Nice rig to start with.
In the pics of the car show on page 1, did you happen to get the name of the grey color of the nova next to you? Thanks.
If I remember correctly it was a charcoal grey (metallic) and black color from a 80's or 90's corvette. I specifically recall him or his wife saying that they duplicated a corvette paint job. Sorry I don't have the exact names but I can tell you it was drop dead gorgeous.
And thanks again everyone! We know it's not a two door, it will never be worth the big $$, it's nothing super impressive, we are not dumping tens of thousands of dollars into it, and yet this moredoor is still a gorgeous piece of history to keep on the road.
I usually get a least one comment or thumbs up even when I just take it for a spin around the neighborhood.
I've started to compile more of a list of what needs to be done mechanically after/along with finishing the interior/etc. Just want the car to be a good crusier and will drive it back and forth to work here and there(100 miles a day on the highway at 75mph). Just kinda grazing over the list but let me know if you think I'm missing something....luckily I can do most of this in stages and keep the car on the road between major upgrades.
700R4 Transmission, crossmember, driveshaft, anything needed to keep column shift, etc
Different gears in the back? Possible different axle all together...?
Probably go with a full CBR front upper and lower control arms/etc for better handling. Want stock height spindles, possibly go for the R&P conversion too?
Full disc brake kit on all corners. Haven't decided if I really need to go power or not (maybe just for the wife).
Multi-leaf rear springs (stock height) and all new bushings of course, probably some adjustable shocks in the back.
Freshen up my other 383 small block and transplant it in when ready. Everything that goes with it, new exhaust, etc..
Yea that's all going to take me a few years of course, and I should probably start with the brakes and handling/steering really. Car runs and drives great right now but like a 50 year old Chevy II with a V8 in it. Most everyone can ignore my ramblings in my build thread, just here for me to look back on and amuse myself