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Chad T's '70 BB SS

Over on our FB page a new member had inquired/related his "experience" with new ownership of vintage iron... had the ride of shame on a stretcher to get it home. 

Back n Forth via a few texts & emails we set up a time, and Chad & his '70 came out to the 40 Watt for a look-see/once over today. He's got himself a nice ride!

The floorpans & trunk on this thing are nearly pristine - no evidence of replacement that I could see. 1/4's appear original, or (sometime in its life) replaced with full. Frame only shows typical 50+ years of surface rust... no major cancer. No evidence of a major whack, straightening, welding, nothing. There is the typical rear window corner cancer (hasn't crawled to visible yet), and one door is showing some bubbles at the lower rear corner.

The entire front suspension is new (disc conversion kit). Tubular upper & lower arms, new spindles, new GM calipers. All new steering linkage & box. 

We got under it, looked it over, did an oil/filter change, greased it, checked all fluids... he's got a benchmark now. Took it for a drive (me driving) and other than the typical old-car rattles, it's a solid & tight machine.

We also corrected a post-paint reassembly error. The tin buckets for the headlights got mixed up (high beam/low beam/side to side) and after a fight with stripped head screws got those squared away.

Had a great day with a "newbie", a little teaching, sharing some "pearls", and paying it forward keeping these cars alive.




John D. - St. Louis Park, MN.

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Great job being an ambassador to the hobby, John!

What was the initial problem he was having? I recall he thought it got hot, but was something else from the description as more details came about but I never saw the resolution.


Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN

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Is he/you attending the cruise Saturday ? Be great to meet him and have you and Sheryl along.


Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

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