Okay so I know officially these cars were only made as 76 model years, but that's to a friend at the DMV and a very very low production date/vin number I got my car registered as a 1975. When I found the car it was a bit of a mixed bag. Very descent interior, hammered looking body and blown motor. I was going to part the car or not even deal with it until I got a wild hair to put my streetport motor that I had been saving in it. I'm glad I did. The swap took a little longer then anticipated but was well worth the wait.
The car is great!!! Not fast, and not a great handling car, but super comfortable. It's got aftermarket sway bars so it has no body roll, and with the stock nikki and exhaust under it the streetport really struggles to make any real power. But none of that matters right now. The interior is clean and the car rides like a newer car. Just glides over bumps and smoothes out the road. I'm hoping to get the A/C charged up this week and call it a day. Gonna ride out for a little while.
I do plan on running some 17x9 inch wheels on the back and 17x8 up front in the very near future though. Just gotta finish up a few other things.
Here's a brief photo collage to update the cars progress.