New to me 1982 Grand National project basket case

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
Quite literally she is a basket case. Original engine and trans long gone, interior is pretty much all there but needs to be redone. Unfortunately I think the grass seed that was in it probably helped contribute to the floor pan rust. The car is solid other than some rust in the floor and some in the t bar. It also has rust around the drain above the wiper motor so i will have to get a firewall to make patch panels from. My ultimate plan for this is to restore stock looking but seeing as how the original engine and trans is gone it needs a upgrade so I’m thinking 86-87 GN engine and trans. I’m currently cleaning it up before I put it in the garage
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 9 users

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
Forgot to ad the pictures
 

Attachments

  • 51FA8BC3-89BD-454F-BF78-27B841ADD611.jpeg
    51FA8BC3-89BD-454F-BF78-27B841ADD611.jpeg
    422.9 KB · Views: 475
  • D6D75297-59D5-4FA2-82EC-B85495DC3559.jpeg
    D6D75297-59D5-4FA2-82EC-B85495DC3559.jpeg
    650.2 KB · Views: 490
  • 7D3485B8-DCA8-4E81-8937-8C62AE2030F8.jpeg
    7D3485B8-DCA8-4E81-8937-8C62AE2030F8.jpeg
    4.1 MB · Views: 477
  • A3D73167-A860-4DE4-9A28-0F0C3361892D.jpeg
    A3D73167-A860-4DE4-9A28-0F0C3361892D.jpeg
    2.9 MB · Views: 530
  • 697622C1-6E71-43B0-A419-B9747C2EF789.jpeg
    697622C1-6E71-43B0-A419-B9747C2EF789.jpeg
    5 MB · Views: 508
  • A4D28631-B16E-4AC3-A1F5-AE84B655B5C1.jpeg
    A4D28631-B16E-4AC3-A1F5-AE84B655B5C1.jpeg
    4.1 MB · Views: 508
  • BDCF8FA6-66D5-4DDF-A842-450643290D51.jpeg
    BDCF8FA6-66D5-4DDF-A842-450643290D51.jpeg
    4.3 MB · Views: 550
  • E2AA9298-40C3-44F6-B140-868438788685.jpeg
    E2AA9298-40C3-44F6-B140-868438788685.jpeg
    4.6 MB · Views: 506
  • 24B5BA3A-35A6-44C3-9CD7-5B3AC81E9AF9.jpeg
    24B5BA3A-35A6-44C3-9CD7-5B3AC81E9AF9.jpeg
    4.8 MB · Views: 464
  • Like
Reactions: 12 users

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
You do know there will be others to encourage you to put a LS under the turbo.

Yes I’m very aware but I’m just not a ls guy especially in a GN I mean I get it and they are great motors but I think it would be awesome with a 86-87 setup
 
  • Like
  • Agree
Reactions: 9 users

Doug Chahoy

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 21, 2016
2,549
113
I’m a lifelong Chevy guy, but I agree. IF you can find the 86-87 GN drivetrain, definitely go that route. Like they always say on Barrett-Jackson about smart upgrades “ No Harm No Foul “
 
  • Like
Reactions: 6 users

Texas82GP

Just-a-worm
Supporting Member
Apr 3, 2015
7,095
113
Spring, Texas
Glad to see another old G-Body will survive. Tuned in for the build.
 
  • Like
  • Agree
Reactions: 4 users

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
I’ve pretty much gutted the interior the lier siegler seats were nasty so I just went ahead and gutted it. I’m going to have to get new seat covers and door panels anyway
 

Attachments

  • CE4E7A8F-68B2-43FA-8EC7-2E0F30745F49.jpeg
    CE4E7A8F-68B2-43FA-8EC7-2E0F30745F49.jpeg
    4.8 MB · Views: 340
  • A167D77B-9BB5-4D48-837D-429864EFC4C2.jpeg
    A167D77B-9BB5-4D48-837D-429864EFC4C2.jpeg
    5 MB · Views: 351
  • E786ED8F-6B58-4DF8-B00B-7EE9476CFA74.jpeg
    E786ED8F-6B58-4DF8-B00B-7EE9476CFA74.jpeg
    5 MB · Views: 325
  • Like
  • Winner
Reactions: 7 users

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
Glad to see another old G-Body will survive. Tuned in for the build.

This one won’t be a quick turn around like the Indy unfortunately but i expect it to be a great project for me and my youngest daughter
 
  • Like
  • Winner
Reactions: 6 users

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
I’m a lifelong Chevy guy, but I agree. IF you can find the 86-87 GN drivetrain, definitely go that route. Like they always say on Barrett-Jackson about smart upgrades “ No Harm No Foul “

I can find a engine and trans for probably 2000-2500 I would think. The rest would just be wiring harnesses and there’s enough people that have parted them out I think I can find those
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

NCTyphoonKid

G-Body Guru
Thread starter
Mar 17, 2019
611
93
Just noticed the horn button ring wasn’t broken that’s kinda shocking
 

Attachments

  • 01BAF57B-0217-4611-909D-C284EBD96548.jpeg
    01BAF57B-0217-4611-909D-C284EBD96548.jpeg
    1.8 MB · Views: 248
  • Like
  • Agree
Reactions: 3 users

GBodyForum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck ConsolesDixie Restoration DepotMike's MontesP-S-TSouthside Machine PerformanceUMI Performance

ContactAdmin@GBodyForum.comfor info on becoming a sponsor