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Old 3/10/19, 11:21 PM
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10 year lawn ornament

Hey there, this is my first post with many to come. I just aquired a '69 coupe after it sat for over ten years in my in laws florida back yard. Half rusted out, it took me and my brother in law almost 8 hours to dig it out and put it on a trailer. Now i am on a mission to bring it back to its glory. Numbers matching block, and from what i gathered the transmission and steering column are original as well as the axles. Looks like some home mods under the hood from previous owners. I am still looking for the build sheet in order to confirm.










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Old 3/10/19, 11:27 PM
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I am considering swapping the suspension for a junk yard 05 or newer for the handling aspect and swapping the original 3 speed auto for a 5 speed manual. And input on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 3/11/19, 07:26 AM
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wow you have 2 tons of work to do. Are all the parts there or do you have to collect everything that is missing. I don't know if the rear ends are the same dimensions. You would have to take some measurements.
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All the parts are there and some new old parts as well. I have 2 ideas going, either a rat rod project mad max style or full restoration. Time and funds will determine which direction i end up going.
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Forgot to mention as well, the motor does turn by hand and the tranny switches gears nicely. Electrical needs pretty much full replacement as i hooked a new batt to the starter directly and wasnt getting anything out the other end. And half the wires are chewed up. Rear end turns nicely, no abnormal noise surprisingly. Only 1 brake is locked up and the **** steering gear snapped while getting it on the trailer but it did turn well before that. (The wheels being flat and buried while trying to turn it caused that)
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Wow, good luck. You have a big task a head, but I am sure it will be worth it in the end.

Nice share there Sarge!

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You have your hands full, that's for sure. I know you'll be hitting the Dynacorn catalog. They have a lot of 69-70 pieces now.
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