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72 El camino "Sweet Slumber" Resto

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OK, finally day 1! I have been waiting so long to get started working on her. I got her into a storage unit this week.

I started by stripping off the vinyl and to my surprise, i was not as bad as I had feared. There were still some holes, but I think there fixable, I was afraid I was going to have to replace the hole roof:

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Very nice. You are getting a lot done.

I like the theme of this build.
It looks like you do have a really big project, but you can do anything you put your mind to.

Most of us have "been there, done that" dont get discouraged.

If in all reality you do want to start over with something needing a little less work there are others out there.

Heres one in Davenport. Doesnt look like its had a vinyl top so the roof rust shouldnt be an issue. I havent seen it or even talked to this person so dont know any more.

Its a 71 instead or a 72 but close enough. Davenport


Or this 72, looks to be an original vinyl top car but top not on now so you can inspect the roof better. Bartow

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Good luck Warbird! If it makes you feel any better, you are definitely the cutest member here :inlove: your husband is a lucky man!
Hey, you just havent ever seen......

Never mind, this is a family sight.:dontknow:

Warbird, maybe having a second or third opinion would help with your decision on whether to go ahead with this one or start over.
Have you got it posted on CL and other sites?
Congrats on the sale.

If you keep checking the search on CL they show up fairly regularly.

Its not a 71/72 but the red 70 dont look too bad from the pics.


OOPPPS!!! Almost forgot.

Merry Christmas:beer:
The trim or cowl tag is located on the driver side of the firewall by the brake booster/master cyl. area.

BTW, the 'girlfriend' is actually the owner and main mechanic on the car.:smileyb:
Thank you Sir!

You're welcome, good to see you on here.

Have you made any progress on another car?
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