1971 Chevrolet SS350

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1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Rhayader » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 05:06

G'day all,

I don't make new year's resolutions, but 2013 is the year I will finish off my SS350.

Amazingly, I've had her for more than three years now. And all I have done in that time is pull her apart and get a bit of rust work done. Got a bit sidetracked with the purchase of a house etc ... hardly even posted here in that time, although I do keep an eye on the site and do weigh in on all matters Monaro occasionally :)

Anyway, she's a matching numbers 1971 SS350, with 2-speed powerglide, originally Indy Orange with the orange houndstooth seats.

First step is to finish off the rust work. Will kick that off as early as possible in January.

Attached a couple of pics, one of the car when I got her, and a couple of "benchmarks"

Will post any and all updates here. Will get some pics of current status too ...

Cheers

Paul D.
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Here is another example .. I wonder if this is actually my car, not too many SS350 were made and I'm pretty sure this is my original colour
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This is the blueprint ...
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This is what she looked like when I got her
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by gordini » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 09:04

It already was a good looking car when you got it 8) 8) Are you changeing the colour now :?: :?:
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Mopar 440 » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 09:32

Now that is a new years resolution worth keeping.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Johann65 » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 10:46

Rhayader wrote:G'day all,
Anyway, she's a matching numbers 1971 SS350, with 2-speed powerglide, originally Indy Orange with the orange houndstooth seats.
First step is to finish off the rust work. Will kick that off as early as possible in January. Attached a couple of pics, one of the car when I got her, and a couple of "benchmarks" Will post any and all updates here. Will get some pics of current status too ... Cheers
Paul D.
Hullo Paul,
The posed picture was taken opposite the then just built Municiplal offices in Main Street Port Elizabeth. Take note the SS was parked facing the wrong way. (See the parking sign). :P :P
Darwin is Tropical and rust is an issue!! ;) ;) Have sent you a PM!! :D
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by FairmontGT » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 11:13

I cant believe its already 3 years Paul! Looking forward to see the progress, the SS350 is awesome.
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1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Rhayader » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 14:04

I know, nearly fell off my chair when I checked my old files to see when I bought her!

Got your PM Johann, I'll try to get out there this week and grab some shots for you :) Got to find a camera with a flash, it's pretty dark in my shed!

And it is most definitely the tropics here, in fact, we got our first good downpour today (60mm in less than an hour). Late start but better than never - and my roof didn't leak at home, so it's all good!

Cheers

Paul D.

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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Johann65 » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 16:38

Thanks Paul :D :D You have to be in Darwin to know how humid it can get!!! Also how long it takes to fly from Darwin to Brisbane!
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by gordini » Sat 22 Dec 2012, 23:00

Rhayader wrote:I know, nearly fell off my chair when I checked my old files to see when I bought her!

Got your PM Johann, I'll try to get out there this week and grab some shots for you :) Got to find a camera with a flash, it's pretty dark in my shed!

And it is most definitely the tropics here, in fact, we got our first good downpour today (60mm in less than an hour). Late start but better than never - and my roof didn't leak at home, so it's all good!

Cheers

Paul D.
Paul,
Please post those pix here too.... ;) ;)
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Rhayader » Tue 18 Jun 2013, 10:21

A brief but important update... she's off to get the last of the rust done, which means progress is actually being made :lol:
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Re: 1971 Chevrolet SS350

Post by Rhayader » Wed 24 Jul 2013, 12:13

UPDATE: Rust is done, engine and gearbox out next so the engine bay etc can be painted

Cheers

Paul D,.
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