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    Awesome great progress!
    79 Zephyr, 4v/4r70w swap, with team z front and rear suspension, 8.8 and upgraded brakes and coil overs.

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    So what is next on the “To do list “? I’m sure it is way down the road but is a repaint in the future or is it a daily driver as is? You have done a lot so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISTLCRUZ View Post
    So what is next on the To do list ? Im sure it is way down the road but is a repaint in the future or is it a daily driver as is? You have done a lot so far.
    Well, once I get everything sorted, the next thing on the to-do list is to drive it and work on something else. Paint may happen, but it's low on the list.

    I had some time the past couple of days to get out and freeze myself while trying to make some progress on this thing.

    I did manage to get the dash back in place and cleaned up a little bit. Next tasks on that are reinstalling the heater controls and sorting out the stereo wiring. Not reusing any of that junk that's in there. It had the factory amp in the middle of the dash, so I need to look over the wiring to get rid of that nonsense.


    Next, I decided to work on the getting the carpet out, since it was OK enough outside to wrestle with it.



    This is when I found more work for me to do. (You can see a hint of it in the first pic above)





    Probably a half a dozen holes I need to tend to before I put the new carpet in. This is also all stuff that has come from the inside out. I imagine there was some standing water in this at some point in time.
    The passenger side front floor is the worst of it.
    Not really an issue for welding in this weather, but I'm going to have to get creative to get any kind of paints, rust treatment, etc to dry in this cold weather.

    Vacuuming all that out kind of soured my mood, so I hopped under the hood to wrap up a couple of small bits.
    I reconnected the heater hoses to the core (and installed a restrictor) and replaced the missing bushing on the TV rod mount at the throttle body.


    After that, my toes were freezing and I was at a stop point for the day.
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    Small heater inside car with doors closed to help things dry. Under supervision of course just in case anything catches on fire...fumes. Will also help to pre-heat the interior as well to get the metal up some degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Small heater inside car with doors closed to help things dry. Under supervision of course just in case anything catches on fire...fumes. Will also help to pre-heat the interior as well to get the metal up some degrees.
    That was kind of my plan. I'd been using a small heater to try and warm things up a bit while putting the heater/dash back together.

    I did find some sheetmetal in the garage, so I just need to get started on it. Also trying to figure out what I want to use over everything. I'm not planning on grinding all of that down to bare metal, so after I weld the patches in I'll just knock off the rest of the loose stuff and POR-15 or Rust Encapsulator it.
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