Great pictures! What's the plan for 752 507?
Hey Anthony thanks for your interest.
My current thinking is to take 752507 to the yellow BOBCOR livery of 1972; more specifically the early 1972 livery with SS bumpers and grill centre, rather than the late livery with black bumpers and grill centre.
The paint will be stripped from the panels looking for and documenting which panels may have survived from 1965 and which were replaced later and when. We are also looking for evidence of any graphics.
I expect that all the skins will likely be removed.
The frame and cage structure will be checked, repaired, straightened, and returned, where reasonable, to the 1972 configuration.
The steel nose will be replace with aluminum, as we know it was put on after 1972. The plastic fenders will be removed and the aluminum restored or replaced.
I hope to be able to retain as much of the original, (original in this case being 1972), aluminum and other features of the chassis as is reasonably and economically possible.
The mechanicals will be more or less period correct. Large ATES front and rear, 1750 up rites, sliding block rear suspension (early or late), L/S Diff., fuel cell, Bendix pumps, Campy and Minilite 14 x7 wheels, twin plug on 1750, C/R Trans, large steering wheel, …………..etc.
Of course I will be receiving guidance from the GTA/ Trans-Am Archeologist who is involved with the restoration.
My intent is to have her much as she was for that first Trans Am race in 1972, not over restored but a (very) freshened up race car with less bondo in her than she was likely carrying then.
Time line is as expeditious as possible.