The following year I did some bodywork on it and had it painted, again brown was the choice. A couple years later, off came the 14 inch wheel tire combination and on went a 15 inch tire combination, 235x60 in back, 215x60 in front.
Then I decided it was time for the anemic small block 260 to come out
in favor of a 1974 Olds 350 rocket, the exhaust was converted to dual exhaust
at the same time, (dual converters and dual mufflers). Now that the engine was
done, I had the transmission replaced with a year newer th350 with lockup
converter and had a b&m shift kit installed.
With a year on the motor and transmission or so, the cars rust started appearing again so I did some bodywork again and had the car painted again, this time it was painted 94 chrysler black cherry, but before it was painted I purchased the cowl induction hood and trans-am rear spoiler, and removed alot of chrome lower molding. A year after paint, I had the suspension beefed up with polyeurathane bushings, new springs(front springs lowered the car ) and new shocks. Another year passed and the rust returned, I apparently was not very good at bodywork so I had the bodywork done for me this time and also had a new dent fixed above the windshield, then it was painted once again, but this time the body shop painted it the wrong color, not the black cherry I was used to but a late 80's dark garnet red, so with a little negotiating I now have a different color car to drive. During all this time I also upgraded the stereo system as well.