Hello my name is Tony and I reside in El Paso, Texas. Yes, the city right across the border from world’s most dangerous city (Juarez, Mexico) yet the city is ranked the second safest city in the nation by size. The law enforcement and military community here does a great job keeping us nice and safe while we sleep. Go FIVE O. I am the proud owner of a 67 350 SS Clone. I rescued her from a soldier here who planned to turn her over for a profit but found the cash well ran dry. He in turn bought her from a gentleman in town who duck taped and bailing wired her to near death. An example of his handy work: he used double sided tape to stick on the emblems. The first thing I did was bring her home and clean her up. The soldier parked her outside on base and didn’t bother to cover her up during a sand storm. I vacuumed out two Wal-Mart size plastic bags full of dirt out of every crevice I could but I know I still have more sand to find. The next thing I did is change all her fluids because I know sand can find its way into places you wouldn’t believe. Luckily for me I did not find any sand in the engine or tranny. I bought her new shoes and soles because she was running in handy me downs. The next thing I did is upgrade her ignition system to an MSD to include; 6AL box, PRO Billet Dist, 8.5 wires and new plugs. She was not treated well by her previous owners but surprisingly she has not bitten me yet. I plan to do her right and am shooting for a Pro Touring look. I am going to try and keep her as original as possible but there are some upgrades I can’t do without such as discs all around, a/c, power door locks and windows, 00 to 02 seats, power steering, and possibly a two inch slam. Of course she will get a make over but I haven’t decided on what color. I am torn between a copper tone tan or a sterling metallic grey. Night and day wouldn’t you say? She will also be getting a new interior and luckily the rust I have found is just superficial. I am planning to Rhino line the trunk, interior and under carriage but that’s not set in stone. The engine bay will get a nice satin black and all wires will be covered accordingly. I will take pictures as I go along and I am hoping to have her done within a year maybe sooner. By the way, I paid $10500 for her and am planning to put another 10 into her. She deserves it.
I am glad I found this website because there are two very important facts I have learned during my time here. The love the members have for their cars and their willingness to help others. Most of my questions have been answered by searching the threads and the work others have done will save me money and time. One concern I do have is repairing the glass on the passenger side that was sand blasted by the storm. Has anyone had any experience with Eastons products? I would like to repair the glass if I can because it will eat into my budget. Thank you for your time and I hope you will have me as a member. Good day to all.
67 350/TH350 SS Clone