After four years of ownership and some pleasant summer cruizing Its time to do upgrades for this car.
Here is how it looked in the summer of 2015 after detailing and swapping in some correct parts.
Plans are to install a correct date coded BV rare end, correct M21 Trans and a date coded MO block with all correct parts. The headers will stay, no smog equipment and a complete detailing. I am not planning a repaint yet as the car still wears its 1976 Paint job well on most places.
Last week ,the car went on my hoist to remove the incorrect diff and trans and a cleanup was started on the underside.
Please note the wheelwell undercoating as applied in the Van Nuys plant and the corvette bronze overs spray. This car spent its entire life in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and I suspect it never saw rain.
Cleanup was done with various cleaners that included Zep505, WashnWipe, over cleaner and Spray Nine,then sprayed with a ligh coat of LPS.
The game plan is to clean the entire underside this way,restore the leaf springs, new gas tank, re install the exhaust and then the diff.
Subframe and engine install in phase 2.
Partway through the cleaning of the trunk floor underside and the over axle area, exhaust was removed.