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Advice:Restoring Tempest Custom Conv.
I am new here and just picked up a 67 Tempest Custom Convertible. I have some questions and anyone can chime in with any advise as well.
It is a rough condition rolling chassis. So there will be no Barrett Jackson Auctions for this car. I am debating as to whether I want to rebuild it as a GTO Clone or whether I should keep it as a Tempest.
It's missing the hood, grille, bumpers and engine/transmission assemblies. The rear lights are also missing and the light panel as well as the trunk ring that holds the weatherstrip is also rusted, but other than that, the car body is reasonably straight. Oh, its also missing the windshield and the armrests and the top is SHOT!!!
I had dreams of putting the 400, stroked with a 455 cranks and adding the ram air kit and GTO dressing with a working hood scoop and tach. I was also thinking about a M-22 reworked with overdrive gear ratio's to a 12 bolt rear end.
I was looking at the car production numbers and they didn't seem to make many Custom Convertibles and I didn't want to be a complete idiot and change it over to a GTO if it will have a higher value as a Tempest.
Any Idea's as well as any sourses for parts that I am missing or needing?