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Old 08-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Got My First C2! Needs Work--Lots of it.

This baby is gonna need a lot of work and I'll probably have a lot of questions here.
I'm very well versed in the C3 but not the C2, so some of these questions may seem dumb...
My question is ; what kind of hood is that? I can't seem to find it in any pictures... (under the hood I'm told is a 1972 350, NOM)
Obviously the wrong rims too...

Here's some more shots, you can see the work ahead of me...

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Nice find. Good luck on the project!
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I have seen worse, (mine) Ask away, I know these cars pretty well. Nice find
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Awesome - congratulations! Was it a proverbial "barn find"?
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Looks pretty good! As long as its running and there are no MAJOR gremlins, it should be a fun restoration.
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The hood is an aftermarket piece, not factory. Make to look like a cross between the C2 and C3 big Block hoods.

Good luck with the new ride!
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Good Luck on your new project.
Yes, that hood is not stock, and the flares on the fenders are not stock. Otherwise the exterior looks like a stock '65 or '66.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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Hood looks like an L-88 style aftermarket
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Looks like you have a good foundation to start with
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Looks good as is to me.
Perfect Driver's car. IMHO not worth the cost, pain and effort to restore to bone stock. I'd drive the wheels off it the way it is at least for a couple years. Then if you really got the bug to restore it, you've already had a lot of fun with it. Good Luck.
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Yep, it's a c/3 hood piece on a c/2 hood and looks like the rear fenders have been opened up and flaired. But other than that nice piece for restoration.
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Yes everyone is correct about the hood. It has flares all around, not just the rear. How does the frame look. The main trouble spot is where the frame kicks up in the back where the trailing arms attach to the frame. If you look right under the trailing arms at the frame you will see a spot that tends to catch a lot of dirt and when that dirt gets wet it just sits there and rots the frame. If that spot is solid then the rest of the frame probably is too. Did you buy this as a 65 or 66?

Don't worry too much it looks a lot like mine did....good'll love it when it's done.
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Nice ride!! That ain't too bad!!!! Very period correct, at least they didn't take the headlight buckets out!!
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Looks cool! Have fun with it!
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