Long time reader, first time poster.
Currently in the process of restoring a 1972 Pontiac LeMans with a 350 on TH350 (recently rebuilt according to paperwork from previous owner)
-A little backstory-
The car was actually an engagement gift from my future father-in-law, as it was how my fiance & I met originally (she tried to sell me the car, i tried to sell her a computer, it's true love)
I liked the car when I saw it, so I did want to purchase it, when her & I started dating, then getting more serious, he (father-in-law) gave us the car.
I want to get it at least 90% complete for the wedding to use as the "Just Married" car.
-Where I'm at-
It's a LeMans, I know it will never be a GTO (nor can I afford one) however I do want to replace the snout for the pignose.
I already have the hood ('72), endura bumper ('71), lower valance, & headlight buckets.
the only piece I'm missing is the Radiator support (and I REALLY don't want to pay $1200 for one)
i wanted to find the radiator support before winter so I can get all the parts on and prep the car for paint for the winter.
The car was free (for me at least) and I "only" have about a grand invested in it in parts. I was contemplating selling it and buying a 242 vin GTO, and building that up, but even then they're a few grand in non-running condition.
I only really have the chance to work on the car on weekends, as I live in an apartment building and the car is not anywhere near me.
We do go to car shows every now and again, usually the fathers day weekend in Kerhonkson, as well as Macungie. once it's running 100% I will be cruising.
I do want to get a 400 or 455 for her, but it won't be for racing. I was in a really bad car accident in August that I'm lucky to have walked away from, so I have no interest in reliving that.
I will be swapping out the front brakes for discs sooner rather then later, and most definitely before I drop in a bigger engine.
Welp, I'll get to the pictures now: