1977 Towncar Resto mod! by sauceman

By diyauto
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2 minute(s) of a 109 minute read

4-8-2013

1977 Towncar Resto mod!



Compliments of sauceman @ thelincolnforum.net


4-8-2013


Let the games begin!




My plans for the near future is to completely gut the interior and start on the suicide rear door hinges  


Once the hinges are complete I will separate the body from the frame and totally restore all the metal. Lucky for me the car is pretty sound with minimal rust considering it's an Ontario car.


Interesting find under the rear seat floor sound deadening.









By the looks of it and seeing it was glued to the sound deadening it has been there since the assembly line. Any ideas?



Some assembly line code;




Very sad roof vinyl;





more pics can be found here;


 http://s140.photobucket.com/user/Saucem ... ion?page=1


Needs complete paint, some minor rust issues.


Install suicide rear door hinges.


Freshen up and de-smog the motor. (aluminium heads, Performer intake, new carb, cam, and ignition) maybe headers.


Complete front end.


Repair tranny leak.


Rebuild rear end (shudders under decal, probably excessive backlash)


Replace the Cordovan interior with this one;


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Yes you should!


Here is the worst of the body work, a prior repair to the left rear quarter.





Comments

Absolutely LOVE this build diary. Read the whole thing top to bottom! Can't wait to see the fully finished project. I sold my Road Runner convertible a while back and now I'm looking for a 1977 or 76 LTC to resto-mod and drive wheels off of! Also following you over at the Lincoln forum.

Posted by mannye on 12/2/18 @ 11:21:02 PM