1977 Towncar Resto mod!

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby LithiumCobalt » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:45 pm

Looking super sweet. Coming together nicely!
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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:43 pm

Thanks!


More parts going back on !!

Front bumper fillers, headlights and doors, signal lights and cornering lights, forgot to paint the centre filler piece bolted to the bumper so that will have to wait until Monday.

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Still have to wet sand and polish :)

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Fri May 28, 2021 3:41 pm

Got the Lincoln home for the first time in years, many years lol.

Still lots to do but after I had the alignment done I just had to drive it home for the night!

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Cleaned up the engine compartment and replaced the ignition wires with black ones.

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Also replaced the Edelbrock 800cfm with a Proform (Holley) 650cfm, much happier now.

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Have a great weekend!

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri May 28, 2021 5:23 pm

I love it.
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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby LithiumCobalt » Mon May 31, 2021 12:19 pm

I generally don’t like modified cars, but I can see loving this one.
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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby elcad70 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:37 pm

That car is drop dead gorgeous
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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:05 am

Slowly picking away at the little things, got the base model wheel arch moldings installed,

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Drove the car on the lawn for an impromptu photo shoot :)

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Going to get the windows tinted tomorrow.

Then I need to fix the AC, having issues with the ATC i think so will have to sort that out.



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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:28 pm

I got the windows tinted last week, so much better!

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:30 pm

Ya it's happening.

So I brought the car into the shop to remove the vinyl roof as it did not turn out as nice as I would have liked. Doing so I decided to buzz down the clear coat.

So then I might as well polish all the stainless trim and fix a dent from some numpty opening door in the parking lot.

Then while I was lifting it up the floor jack it slipped and dented the oil pan, so now I gotta pull the engine.

And since I'm pulling the engine we painted it it with the nice Eastwood ceramic engine paint.

Then I might as well replace the torque convertor with a nicer 2200 stall one which will make it drive so much better.

In the Army we used to call this mission creep lol, starts off small and just grows!

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby elcad70 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:51 am

Love the gages in the engine bay
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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby rick » Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:58 am

Museum creep doesn't begin to describe your style :grin: :grin:

What a journey!

Gauges in the engine bay................ priceless - so cool

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Re: 1977 Towncar Resto mod!

Postby sauceman » Tue May 03, 2022 10:21 pm

Thanks fellas, yes i prefer the gauges to be under the hood, they just don't look right attached to the dash. Plus if you're checking on things the hood will be up anyways right lol!

Got the vinyl and all the trim removed from the roof and started the body work getting it ready for paint.

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It should be ready for final blocking by the end of the week and hopefully be painted next week!



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