Its time to do a little work on my 72. I've had the car for about three years now, I got it from my dad who had it for three or four years before that so its been around here for a little while. Since I got it I haven't done a ton of things to it. I replaced all four calipers, did some drilled and slotted rotors, added a "Jake C5 Decal" and the Vector wheels. I kept planning on doing some mods, side pipes, torque thrust wheels, pop up lemans style gas cap, baldwin motion stripe, and a few other mods. But then I just never really got around to it.
Well last fall I got curious about what it would take to put the car back original. I knew it wasn't far off, when my dad first got it it actually had the original paint on it but it wasn't good so he had it painted(really wish he would have left it, it could have been showed as a survivor for sure). I was pleasantly surprised to find most everything I checked was right, intake and exhaust manifolds, alternator, pretty much everything. I already knew it was the original motor. So anyway not to bable on long story short I've decided to put the car back as close as possible to everything being NCRS correct. I mean I'm not going to completely tear the car apart, or for that matter probably ever have it judged, but I want it to at least look very correct.
The biggest thing I'm missing is the ignition shielding, I'm gonna freshen up some of the paint and things under the hood. I don't think the car has been waxed or anything since it was painted. I need to polish out all the chrome and just some good housekeeping items. Paint or replace the emblems, first one thing and another. Oh and yes, I'm putting the ralleys back on it!!
Here are a few pictures.
I'm a little torn on the door panels. It needs a set, but they are original and good other than the bad spots you see.
These books will be my guide!
Lots of pics to come!