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Old 03-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 88 GT TTops Project Thread ITS (kinda) ALIVE!!!

I decided I was going start a thread somewhat following the progress on my car. It's going to be a litttle slower since I'm in high school and work 5 days a week.

Got it back in november and the timing chain cover had a hole in it causing it to leak coolant. I repaired it temporairly with JB weld to make sure everything was ok. It runs rich and there was gas in the oil after we ran it and a rod knocking..

I worked on body work filling dents and glued the headliner back up (the vynl had came off).
Today I'm going to work on pulling the engine out. I'll post pics of the car and pics of the engine coming out tonight.


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Old 03-08-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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I got the engine out last weekend. Today I'm going to work on cleaning the engine bay and also tearing the engine down to a long block deciding if I wanna tackle the rebuild with my dad or just pay to get it done. Neither of us has done it so we are thinking about getting it done so we know it's right.

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Click the image to open in full size. -that's about all the rust this car has. It's pretty rust free. Just a bit there on the hatch

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Old 03-08-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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I was making a funny face lol



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And this weekend I'm continuing the teardown to a long block and doing body work.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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Well good luck, I'm sure it'll look great once its finished!
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:52 PM   #5
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Have fun, looks like a lot of work.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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Glad to see its being brought back to life
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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Looks like you're off to a good start. Def quite a project. Good luck.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #8
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I'm planning on bringing it back to pretty much stock for now. I'm not sure what wheels I'm going with yet though. I'm going to paint it white like it origonally was. I'm thinking about doing a 5 lug conversion and going with the new wheels, black with a pollished lip but I'm not sure on that yet.

Anyone have some suggestions for this project? (Keep in mind I'm in highschool so I don't have big bucks to spend.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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Other than dropping the engine off at the rebuilder yesterday there hasn't been any progress. Come Friday I'm going to continue body work and possibly start cleaning the interior.
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #10
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If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for this diamond in the rough?
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