Got a deal on a 80 T/A couple of years ago. It has a 403 that turned over when I got it. Got it from a kid that could not deal with the amount of rust repair it needs. Some would part it out. That is what I got it for, But I hate to kill a bird. Then I ran across a shell on e-pay. The owner prior to the kid drove the car until the gas or brake lines rusted through. It has a Cincinatti air port parking decal on it so I guess it saw lots of salt. It is rusted through from the toe boards back. ALL 4 Spring points where protruding through the body!
Here it is when I got it home.
This is drivers side back seat area.
Rear trunk drivers side.
Here is the shell I got. 400LB Striped to the bone.
And of course it needs Frame Rails! Darn it.
So I plan to cut it across at the toe boards and at the rear window posts and replace the bottom and rear of the shell.
Thus saving an old bird.
Suggestions as I go are welcome, this is a major project and I am not a pro.
I would like to take this car to Nats this year 2012. So I started. Here it is Feb.