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Hi! I just picked up a rusty 75 lemans that suffered thru many chicago winters. Just checking the site out here. Let me know if you have extra doors, bumpers, or quarter panels!!

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Got any pics of the LeMans?

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Welcome to FP 68venable! 

The '73 - 77 Colonade style Lemans did not receive a ton of aftermarket support as the 1964-1972 A-body cars enjoy. So you have to find used rust free parts, parts cars, or new old stock for a lot of your restoration. Now some parts from the earlier cars do interchange, especially in the drivetrain. However, body specific stuff will be a lot tougher to find.

I can provide you with a list of salvage yards that you can contact, if you'd like. Also Craigslist and eBay are sources as well.

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Thanks for the welcoming guys. I have some fenders coming across the country soon from a craigslist ad... if he doesn't back out. There's a junkyard about 5 or 6 hours from me that have several but they wanted $450 for the front bumper. I was hoping for something a bit cheaper than that. That seemed to be the same price as fenders and doors too.  I found a dirt cheap 305 to replace the tired 250ci straight 6 with. That went pretty smooth so now I can start trying to enjoy it and learning how to do some panel welding. I will try to upload some photos.

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That's some good rust :lol: 

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That's why I bought the sticker!!

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At least you have a sense of humor too.

Did mean to say you have a 305 V8 (a.k.a. a Chevy) or a 350 (Pontiac or Chevy) for it?

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It's just a chevy 305. It popped up for the right price at the right time and bolted right up. It had the chevy 250 straight 6 when I got it. We will see what it ends up with later in life. I just needed to be able to drive it while doing body work so I wouldn't lose interest haha.

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Good start, nice project car!

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On 7/26/2017 at 6:12 PM, 68venable said:

It's just a chevy 305. It popped up for the right price at the right time and bolted right up. It had the chevy 250 straight 6 when I got it. We will see what it ends up with later in life. I just needed to be able to drive it while doing body work so I wouldn't lose interest haha.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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Things are moving slowly but some rust is being removed and some fresh metal going back in.

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Even my 'good' fender has problems. LMAO. 9a75896713cd795899ac8cb1da436089.jpg

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But even with all its issues, its been fun.7f9f718a7912d9fcab52563aca0f17a6.jpg3d58d161ff36d8beacf403b07f8c4b88.jpg

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Glad to see your making progress.

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Keep up the progress ;)

 

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