72 Convertible Zone Stage-1

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Redmanf1, Oct 9, 2019.

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Cut the head gasket or not

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  1. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I thought I would post a few pictures of the restoration with Original paint, top and interior.
    I do have a question rather to cut the head gasket or not. Later I plan on selling the car and you cannot see the stage-1 WS stamp on the block because the head gasket covers it. I did have a lot of work done to the engine but the block was Not decked to preserve the stamp. This engine is the original with the VIN stamped on the front.



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  2. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    I would cut the gasket for sure.

    Great work on the '72. Thanks for your efforts to put a rare '72 back on the road (or show field).
     
  3. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    I would cut the gasket, BTW was the VIN stamp on the front of the block driver or passenger side?
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Looks great Nelson. I'm in the cut it club. If you have it, flaunt it!
     
  5. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Yes the VIN is correct and on the passenger side..
    A picture of just before tear down for body shop. (WISH I would have Not done it)…….
    Picture of beautiful rust Free Sheetmetal...
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  6. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    What head gaskets did you use?
     
  7. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

  8. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Well I got the head gasket cut.


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  9. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    You and me both buddy;).
     

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  10. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Motor is ready for that one and the body is well on its way to being finished also. I am still hopeful that you will find the paperwork.
     
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  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I've been meaning to get back on that trail. I still have a care pkg. for you set aside.
     
  12. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I know car guys like us never throw anything like that away it's just finding it. :D
     
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  13. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Frame is ready for the body and finally it is painted.....,

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  14. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    First rub, a couple more and it should be good.
    It is hard to believe that the convertible top is 47 years old. I hope to get it down on the frame soon...



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