Sebring Yellow '70 442: go for it or let it go?

Old April 11th, 2018, 11:59 AM
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Looks excellent - nice work.

It appears that the car is sitting high. Did you torque the control arm bolts?

Unless the drivetrain is in, and the car sitting is on the ground, torquing the bolts will have it sit high.
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Old April 11th, 2018, 01:44 PM
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Looks excellent - nice work.

It appears that the car is sitting high. Did you torque the control arm bolts?

Unless the drivetrain is in, and the car sitting is on the ground, torquing the bolts will have it sit high.
It's riding really high right now as we haven't worked the suspension at all and there is literally noting in it save engine and trans up front. I have to get new shocks as well, so this is super loose at this point. Although paint and bodywork is done, there is so much to do yet it's not funny. Hope to get a big chunk of wiring done this weekend, so we'll see.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 05:42 AM
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Almost set to come back!








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Old August 7th, 2018, 08:25 AM
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Ok, so good thing I didn't let this go. Posted in General area that I found the build sheet while removing covers from front notch bench seat. It was in the seat back upper springs! Having documentation is really great(how does it really affect value would be nice to hear thoughts). I did see some interesting things: 1. I have about four options that weren't part of original build- W25 hood, sport steering wheel, sport mirrors(more in a minute on that), and SSII's. The sport mirrors were originally ordered, but crossed out on build sheet for D33 deluxe mirrors...any additional thoughts as to why? This also explains why sport mirrors I have are incorrect, and I need to get '70 specific ones. Car came to me w/drum front brakes, and need to change to discs per build. Also had U35 clock and A90 electric trunk release. Lastly, what's the "9448" written on the build sheet? Anyone see anything else unique or odd I missed? Here are photos of wheel trim on and caps with test fit of carb/air cleaner/upper OAI assembly. Along with resto I now have the obsession of locating the dealer info in NC as well as as much as I can on any previous owners. More updates to comes soon! Thanks everyone.

P.S. If anyone has the order sheet for '70 options and base price I would love it. Looking to see what original MSRP was on the car.



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Old August 7th, 2018, 08:49 AM
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I have the build sheet for my 70 442 W-25 Fremont built car I could post if you would like to see it.
I don't have the window sticker that would have the price for the car though.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 06:27 PM
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Acquired set of '70 sport mirrors as the incorrect set was bothering me...off to refinish and paint! New door gaskets as well.

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Old August 24th, 2018, 10:35 AM
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Awesome work so far!! Love the color now after repaint and those stripes really stand out
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Old August 25th, 2018, 01:43 PM
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Looks good !!!!!!! Love the color combo!!!!
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Old August 31st, 2018, 10:18 AM
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Old February 13th, 2019, 06:52 PM
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W


iring time! All new harnesses throughout. New gauges and dash with A/C vents in soon. Time for big progress.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 03:50 AM
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Like probably everyone else here, I'm glad you decided to keep it and Get 'er done! Sweet updates and pics. Very motivational! Looking forward to reading that you fired it up this spring! I am working on mine now after 34 years of sitting on it. . My story is similar (except for the extra 2 decades of procrastination) and so is the car. '70 drop top, A/C, bench seat, auto made at the Linden, NJ plant. Yours has more options though. Met a guy locally who had the same car as ours, from same plant and same color combo as mine. 25 blue and white interior. His build date was 3 weeks after mine and serial number was very close. My build date was 1-70. Yours?

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Old February 14th, 2019, 06:30 AM
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My build week was third week in September '69
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Lots accomplished in this icy, snowy WI weekend. Was able to get correct bullet 70 sport mirrors on with door braces, dash ductwork in(thanks Nick!), passenger side lighting and grille on as well as gas tank. Starting to look like a car again! Hope to have dash in and all major wiring set. Have to test pump and pistons for top and work on engine bay hoses, radiator next.







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Old February 24th, 2019, 08:25 AM
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I just went through your thread, I bet your excited with your decision to go through with restoring along with the awesome results to date!
Your project has come a long way. I love the colour, sure pops with the black. Having read the intro from 2015, you made a good decision to pull the trigger with a complete restoration.
I'm a follower from here to completion.
I really enjoyed reading through your thread on this Sunday morning.
All the best going forward!

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Old February 24th, 2019, 08:55 AM
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Got other side in today and some adjustments required, but literally coming together.
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Old February 24th, 2019, 09:28 AM
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Good Afternoon,
Well, made some progress this weekend(thanks to my Dad and nephew in the pics), but small things challenging and need a hand. Have the bumpers on front and rear, but two issues: center tooth/extension gap is big and I see some with the same challenge, any advice? Secondly, the rear bumper has rubber pieces the assembly manual says to "glue" to the top of the bumper. We put heavy adhesive on and fit bumper, but I don't know how it's supposed to look, and think we may need to pull it back off. We also go a new thermostat on, exhaust manifolds with new copper gaskets and locks along with the heat shroud, bypass hose between water pump and thermostat housing, as well as fuel pump. Valve covers had some dings on them driving me nuts, so getting fresh pair to go in. Waiting on Mike Hagan radio to get dash in and wiring done to then start inside.



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WOW!!!!!!!
Very sharp
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Following your build. Beautiful car. Awesome to see you do her right.
Yellow and black, what a color combo!!👍👍 😉


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