In reply to # 3677733 by Rdmg So, now you’re converting three?
No. My original white 77 shell was stalled because there is no money in the kitty to do paint and body work. I was going to fit early front fenders and do a chrome bumper conversion, delete the side lamps and use early tail lamps.
This 77 roller just dropped into my lap. The paint and body are all done, which is a huge hurdle overcome. I have all the parts to complete the build, so it is just a question of budgeting labor around home projects.
The rubber bumpers and side markers aren't my preference, but I'll live with them a while. Once the car is completed and on the road, it's not that much work to change them and do a basic re-spray. It will be interesting to see how the painted bumpers hold up.
The white 77 shell is now surplus, so if anyone is interested in a solid, mostly rust free California shell let me know.
The blue 73 will go on a back burner for a full restoration at some point. It may end up with a Miata drivetrain, as I have a spare.
At some point, I'll follow Lloyd Faust's procedures for rubber bumper lightening and lowering the suspension on both this car and my LE.