After 13 months of sitting in the garage, here it sits in the driveway after it's second drive.
New update - pics added 4/30/01 - I just recently finished installing the restored A/C lines and compressor. The A/C was re-filled with the correct R-12 refrigerant. The evaporator core is an NOS replacement, the A/C lines, condenser and dryer were restored and rebuilt by Classic Auto Air in Tampa, Fla.
The vinyl on the seats is original, I had the seats re-padded and the vinyl re-stretched. The dash is original as well, I removed the cluster for cleaning, replaced all the bulbs, cleaned and detailed all the parts and replaced. I removed the original AM radio and installed a correct 1970 AM/FM stereo with a correct wiring harness, rear 6x9 speakers and the correct 6x9 speaker grills. Not wanting to cut the original package shelf for speaker installation I replaced it with a new one from Ground Up Restoration. The original carpet just needed cleaning and a good vacuuming.
I want to thank my wife and children whom patiently stood by me through the entire process. Without their understanding this project would have never materialized. I especially want to thank my wife for encouraging me to get back into the hobby, if not for her I'd still be attending car shows wishing I had a Chevelle. Thks Ang.
I also want to thank Team Chevelle and all its members their help and assistance has been an invaluable resource and a great psychological support group when things got tough. Thks to you all.
Here are some of the suppliers I had used during my restoration, 75% of my Chevelle parts were purchased through Ground Up Restoration ;