Time to fix up
Followed by a think layer of gravel guard to protect the thing...
Tranny swap time.
Step 1 : Swap the fron section of driveshaft since the automatic has the 21 spline yoke shared with the W transmission (a lot thincker too) and the manual uses a 20 spline yoke
Step 2 : stiffner plate modding, no need to remove torque convertor bolt anymore... weld the hole shut
Step 3 : fabricate a bracket for the clutch pedal... if you cannot recycle, reuse guys
Part of an old hide-a-bed
... to this
Step 4 :Lets throw everything back in place
flywheel (with ARP bolt) and pilot bearing...
...transmission (transmission jacks are for the weaks )
...and the drive shaft
The clutch master cylinder needs a custom braket to hook up the the pushrod
and bring the pedal to the right height
Bend and flare hydraulic line
And bleed the thing with my trusty assistant
I can almost take the car for a spin, except for a little somthing...
fixed it underneat
and on top
It's working (forgot to take picture of it after the paint...)
After the floor, it's now time to cut outside to get rid of the damn rust
Front fenders :
and undercoating underneat to keep the rust from ever returning
I also shaved the driver's mirror and antenna
To make place for my "old school" fender mirror