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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:36 pm

Hello, I'm really glad to be here, love the site!  I just picked up a new project car, a numbers-matching 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport with the L48 350, M20 (Saginaw) 4 speed, 3.42 posi rear, dark red metallic with white swivel seat interior and console, gage package, and suspension package, non-A/C car out of Oshawa, Canada.  Car originally came with a white vinyl top but the previous owner took it off, but I stll have all the top trim.  I should have the GM of Canada documentation for it next week.  My long term plans are to restore it factory but for now I want to get it road worthy and drive it for now, I have antique tags on it.  Thanks Anthony for getting me activated here I appreciate it!

Trying to upload pics but haven't figured it out yet....



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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:48 pm

OK I just read the FAQ, I need to find a public hosting site to link the photos to.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:54 pm

you can post Pics after 5 day waiting Period sorry forgot to tell you that when talked LOL I can put the Pic you sent me for you till Then !
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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:06 pm

Sure, post it up, thanks Anthony!
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:53 am

Welcome, Kevin ... & congrats on your new-to-you 1973 Chevelle!


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Post by Dinomyte on Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:20 am

Welcome - nice looking project.
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:32 am

That should be great when it's done -- post photos along the way!
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Post by clanceman427 on Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Thanks guys, I intend on starting a build thread out on that section of the forums, with pics as I go.
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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:57 pm

I hope to get some pictures here:

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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:06 pm

Cool, I got pictures to work! Here are a few interior shots and the Canadian Documentation:


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Re: New from PA: 73 SS L48 4 speed

Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Cool stuff.  

Only differences between mine and yours is, I have,

color (midnight blue)
bench seat 4 speed
Small center caps on wheels
I have a muncie wide ratio M20
I have idiot lights with round gauges
No vinyl top on mine.

Very nice find !!!!!
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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:08 pm

Thanks. Yeah I believe my car originally had the small center caps, as there was one that came in a bucket of spare parts. I believe the ones on it now were swapped over from maybe a Camaro or Nova, etc. I also need to get front and rear bumper guards for it, to replicate original.

Does anyone know what that Speedometer driven gear option is? Is that just something they list since it was optioned with 3:42 rear gears?
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:22 pm

That should be the plastic gear that does into the side of the trans to make your speedo match what rear axle ratio you have. So your speedo will read correctly. They come in different colors for different ratios.
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Post by SSTOOLMAN on Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:06 pm

Hey that car looks familiar... Mine is a  350, has AC and auto, no vinyl top, black interior. I have one rim that matches yours for the spare tire. My front bumper filler is red like the upper part of the car but it might have been silver when original, I have seen them both ways.
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Post by SSTOOLMAN on Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:07 pm

Better pic's of my car are posted in the ride of the week thread.
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:15 pm

SSTOOLMAN wrote:Better pic's of my car are posted in the ride of the week thread.

where is that thread???
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:08 pm

Joe73 wrote:
SSTOOLMAN wrote:Better pic's of my car are posted in the ride of the week thread.

where is that thread???

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http://www.g3gm.com/t2062p60-ride-of-week
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Re: New from PA: 73 SS L48 4 speed

Post by Joe73 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:14 pm

I dont see the pics of the PA 73. What thread on the main page is the ride of the week stuff?
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Re: New from PA: 73 SS L48 4 speed

Post by clanceman427 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:49 pm

Yeah I'd like to see your car too which is like mine!
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:04 pm

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Post by SSTOOLMAN on Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:33 pm

Joe73 wrote:I dont see the pics of the PA 73.  What thread on the main page is the ride of the week stuff?  
I don't know about the PA 73 but my SS is http://www.g3gm.com/t2062p60-ride-of-week There is a Hooter girl too! Twisted Evil
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Re: New from PA: 73 SS L48 4 speed

Post by Joe73 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:36 pm

Yes, I saw that one.  Your car looks awesome.
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Post by SSTOOLMAN on Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:48 pm

Thanks Joe! I like yours too, I got a soft spot for the 73 SS's
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Re: New from PA: 73 SS L48 4 speed

Post by Joe73 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:09 pm

Slow going on this end with my build. Bunch of things I had to take care of first. Thought I'd have the undercoating removed and the bottom epoxied by now and I'd be working on the blasting the body and more epoxy. I got about 90% of the undercoating off. Now I have to do a good wipe down, scuff and shoot.
Mineral spirits in an old windex bottle works great at loosening up the undercoating. I spray it, quick scrape, spray, wipe, spray wipe. And its almost good to go.
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Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:43 am

SSTOOLMAN wrote:Hey that car looks familiar... Mine is a  350, has AC and auto, no vinyl top, black interior. I have one rim that matches yours for the spare tire. My front bumper filler is red like the upper part of the car but it might have been silver when original, I have seen them both ways.

On my car it appears that the urethane(?) material or whatever it is for the front bumper material was molded in the silver color. So maybe over the years some repaints occured and painters/ owners elected to paint those pieces body color, which I think looks sharp personally. I would doubt if it was molded in color, that it would have been anything but silver, otherwise the factory would have needed all the factory colors in that mold.
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