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restoring my bay

Postby bakowill » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:25 pm

this is my first attempt at bringing a car back from the dead.

this is my 77 automatic bay
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this is the beast of an engine that came out of it. it took me 6 hours...
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currently tearing down engine will post more pictures as i comes along.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby vdubjim » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:53 pm

did it shift before hand?

MIGHT want to get the squared away BEFORE putting a ton of $$ into it.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby bakowill » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:08 pm

oh ya it shifts. i'm just breaking it down cleaning it up and replacing all the old parts..
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby vdubjim » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:04 pm

Just checking. wouldnt be the first time someone spends thousands just to find out the trans is shot, and good luck finding a good one.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby bakowill » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:25 pm

its an automatic so i think it would be a bitch to find a replacement tranny if i needed one.
it was a barn find, its in decent condition actually, just needs a new paint job and a good cleaning and tune up.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby vdubjim » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:38 pm

i saw it when it was up at larrys. Looks like a good start.
You pretty much cant find autos used that work, and it is near impossible to convert to manual, well within reason and $$.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby bakowill » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:59 am

it just need alot of little things. the interior is really good, it has some small dings on the front from the tire but other then that no major body work. do you know a good paint and body guy? i wanna sand it down and repaint it.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby BlakeH00 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:20 am

That thing is sweet. Hit me up if you ever need an extra hand, I live just down the street (Yukon). 219-4814
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby vdubjim » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:54 am

i would say from the look of it you will need some metal work under that windshield seal. its common.

I have the name on my desk but im outa town right now. ill be back next week.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby 62DC » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:48 am

did you ever get into your tranny and find out if it was any good, I know where you can find one.
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Re: restoring my bay

Postby gimpy60 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:02 am

Okla trans. on about 1st & Classen used to have pan gaskets & filters, etc. I have a manual on the auto bought when I had one. I completely tore it apart &douched it so it would work. JP
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