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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Chevrolet
Model
SS HATCHBACK CUSTOM
Color
Red w/half-vinyl roof
Packages
A02, A51, CB1, D35, F41, J50, J52, L65*, M38, N40, N65, PM2, P06, U17, U27, U29, U35, U37, U58, U76, VE5, Z26, GU2.
History
Got the car from the original owner in 1988. I had driven by numerous times in my 1974 4-door Nova and never saw it moved. Decided to stop one day and found out it was an SS. Asked what was wrong with it and would he like to trade. It had a spun rod bearing and a burned up passenger seat. To my surprise he said yes! He just wanted a reliable car to drive to work. That day we did the swap and I had her in my garage with the engine out. Been fixing it up ever since. Labor of love. Even my wife loves this car.
1973 Chevrolet SS HATCHBACK CUSTOM (Red w/half-vinyl roof)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Changed the L65 engine to a 4-bbl w.headers, Edledbrock 4101 intake, Edlebrock 2101 carb, K&N Performance Filter. MagnaFlow 2.5" exhaust. Everything else is stock in the original 350 engine.
Interior
Still has the original interior with the following exceptions: Replaced the carpeting (black) with same color, replaced original Stratos buckets with replacement Stratos buckets from swap meet at Turkey Rod Run in 1996, new seat covers (front & rear) from Classic Industries, .....so I guess its not original huh? Well all the replacement parts came from original "period correct" sources when I could find them. The cowl tag trim code of 754 says it is supposed to have sport cloth buckets and rear seat covers. I don't have a resource for finding the correct material. So if someone does send me a link or phone number.
Exterior
From the factory Gold Metallic. Black Half-vinyl roof w/chrome trim molding. Chrome drip molding, black plastic grill w/SS emblem, blacked out rear panel. Chrome trim around tail and front turn signal lights,

Now it is Chevrolet Red, code WA4330.
Audio
None - YET.
Suspension
Original F41 suspension.
Wheel and Tire
Original Rally Wheels with trim rings and center caps.
14 x 6 215-70R14 Goodyears with raised white letters.

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