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Post by 1970ChevySS on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:33 pm

Here are pictures of the 1973 SS Chevelle 350 that I purchased late Dec 2016.

It sat for 28 years on in the same spot on a bumper jack (drivers front).

The body is actually in decent shape,  but the interior is shot.  I have most of the replacement pieces to go in it and I picked up swivel buckets and console with shifter.  I hope to get it going this summer.  The engine turns over, but I haven't really tried to get it started yet.







Some additional photos of different wheels/tires and checking electrical circuits.









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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:55 pm

Nice find. I assume you are in the K.C. area?
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:11 pm

Welcome.
Very nice find.
Jealous. I hate you. Very Happy

(kidding)
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Post by pila on Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:43 pm

Yes !Nice find ! Have fun !! Very Happy

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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by clanceman427 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:06 am

Great score!
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Joe73 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:14 am

Nice find.  I parted out an exact same one but it had buckets. I paid $20 for mine.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by fasrnur on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:55 pm

Nice find sir. I think I saw it someplace on Craigslist?
Are those stock 14" SS wheels, or aftermarket 15"?
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Joe73 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:24 am

The pics in the grass have the original rallies. Later pics as the earlier rallies
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by fasrnur on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:38 am

I guess I should have asked what size the wheels are in the pictures on the trailer. lol
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Post by 454 Malibu on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:03 pm

I like it, Congrats and welcome.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:13 am

Nice find, indeed ... & WELCOME!


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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Hs1973 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:37 pm

I kind of like the early rally rims on there. I know they are usually used on the 68-72 models, they look cool on the 73 though. But to be 100 percent perfect, the rears need to be a little bigger. They sit to far in for my taste, but if they where bigger it would be really Nice on there.

Nice score by the Way. It looks as if it is in fair condition, and would be easy to get on the Road again.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by fasrnur on Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:19 pm

Hs1973 take a look at these. You can get them up to 15x10. I'm leaning towards them on mine. The price is a bit steep, but if you look at the price of most wheels, they're not too bad.

https://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/muscle/50-series-chevy-ss-396.html
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by 1970ChevySS on Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:15 pm

Thanks Team Members!

I do live in the KC area, and yes I changed the wheels out. I have an extra set of 68-70 SS rims that I put on temporarily. I have all of the center caps and rings for the originals. I'll move these tires over to the originals. I wanted to get it sitting up on all 4 before rolling it off the trailer. I did get all "new" (parts from other cars) interior pieces, to include swivels and console/shifter. I also have a parts car that I will use the windshield and passenger floor pans out of. The engine turns and all fluids have been replaced. I have removed and rebuilt the starter and hope to try to start it this weekend.

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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by 1970ChevySS on Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:27 pm


Pictures of my parts car.






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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Joe73 on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:22 am

Good parts car. Work carefully around the 73 seat crossmember to try to save it. Its a 73-74 only part. The later years will work but look different and take a different bucket seat mount on the front tunnel side. But it will work if you locate that mount or fab one up.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:02 am

Joe73 wrote:Good parts car.  Work carefully around the 73 seat crossmember to try to save it.  Its a 73-74 only part.  The later years will work but look different and take a different bucket seat mount on the front tunnel side.  But it will work if you locate that mount or fab one up.

I learned some thing new today on cross-members. Thanks
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by 77camino on Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:27 pm

Welcome! Also from the KC area, but on the Kansas side.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by mikidymac on Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:49 pm

Great car and so nice to see a fellow 73' SS 350.
What color was it originally?

Also I never knew the SS came without buckets.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Joe73 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:54 pm

My SS is a bench with 4 speed.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by mikidymac on Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:20 pm

Joe73 wrote:My SS is a bench with 4 speed.

Well, that's just weird.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by fasrnur on Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:13 pm

mikidymac you think that's weird, check this out.

http://www.g3gm.com/t10783-newbie
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by mikidymac on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 pm

Pretty cool. Would be nice to know if mine had any special options as my dad ordered it. He passed on a showroom 72' SS 454 and actually waited 3 months because he wanted the "new model" 73'. I always give him a hard time telling him he could have had a $100,000 car for less money.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Yours probably still has the build sheet hidden in there somewhere. Easiest place to check is springs under the front seat.
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Re: 1973 Chevelle SS 350 Project

Post by fasrnur on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 pm

You think the 4spd bench seat is weird mikidymac? Check this rare find out. A bench seat Auto-Floor shift car.  lol
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