These first pictures illustrate the sorry state in which we first received the old girl. She needed new fenders, quarters, floor, inner rockers, hood and decklid. The notoriously bad 307 SBC had to go, along with the ten bolt rear end and the tranny.
Two new full quarters, new trunk pan, rear trunk
The frame, back from media blasting and freshly painted. All new boxed control arms and bushings were installed as well.
New one piece floor pan with inner rockers installed after some creative cross bracing. The old rockers were drilled and spot welded from the inside to preserve the look of the old spot welds on the outside.
Freshly painted, glossy red floor
The heart of the project, a real CE code 1970 LS6.
The chassis, prepped with new brake and fuel lines, ready to accept the new power plant.
After painting all of the jambs, the car was reassembled for the final overall spray.
A real difference from what she started life as and well worth the $75k she brought at auction.