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Title: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
Post by: wackmnstackm on April 01, 2017, 09:38:37 AM
I had plans to work on my 62 c10 today and its raining. This sucks, I planned to drop in my new motor and some other stuff. Blah.
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Post by: romaknows on April 01, 2017, 10:14:26 AM
Sweet, lets see some pics.  I have a chevelle that needs exhaust( have it just needs installed) and a few other things done and it will be on the road, I was working on them yesterday but the rain today got me bummed.I will try and get some pics up soon. :tup:
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 01, 2017, 10:27:03 AM
here she is in all her multicolored glory. just got done spraying the new engine  :tup: got her 4 months ago $400 and drove her home  :tup:
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Post by: romaknows on April 01, 2017, 10:29:47 AM
You stole that thing.......I love those trucks . :tup:
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 01, 2017, 10:35:38 AM
The ultimate goal
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 01, 2017, 10:41:22 AM
Sweet, lets see some pics.  I have a chevelle that needs exhaust( have it just needs installed) and a few other things done and it will be on the road, I was working on them yesterday but the rain today got me bummed.I will try and get some pics up soon. :tup:
pics?
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 01, 2017, 11:23:21 AM
Still searching for the actual project because I want a two door, but have collected two nice parts cars so far.

This is a one year only body style and the aftermarket really hasn't put effort into repopping most parts, so good parts cars are almost priceless.

Have almost two complete cars, just the green one is more car-like than the other...
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Post by: Ieatelk on April 01, 2017, 11:31:17 AM
1971 C-10  shortwide. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/029a5ed6e686ead25ef90498fd00e5b5.jpg)

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Post by: Westside88 on April 01, 2017, 11:55:03 AM
Restored this a long time ago, but there's always something to tinker with. thinking about swapping the 4:10 gears out for something a little more highway friendly, maybe 3:73. Swapping the Super T-10 4speed for a Tremac 5 speed would work too. Pretty rough when I brought it home, first vehicle I ever owned
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Post by: romaknows on April 01, 2017, 08:50:01 PM
Had big plans for an lq4 twin turbo but a 3 and 5 year old are keeping me too busy......it has a warmed up 350 with vortec  heads for now.
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Post by: Axle on April 01, 2017, 09:01:20 PM
I just started on a '66 Mustang today for my mother. Completely rust free car from Lake Havasu, Arizona. I've never seen a rust-free Mustang before. Pictures later.....
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Post by: 724wd on April 01, 2017, 09:26:49 PM
1929 Chevrolet coupe.  had it since I was 13.  Was my uncles; my aunt sold it to me after he died.  I have a Buick 215 aluminum V8 to go in it, looking for a 200-4r trans, have a Ford 8" rear from a Maverick, all new SPeedway Motors front end (axle, spindles, brakes, steering, the whole 9 yards), Buick steering wheel (to go on the ididit column I want). 
My photos are the three at the bottom.  THIS (black & grey) is my inspiration...
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Post by: 724wd on April 03, 2017, 02:20:53 PM
remember fellas, you can be entered to win $250!   :hello:

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Post by: Fish4Fun on April 04, 2017, 08:40:24 AM
1970 Nova, new for this winter is a 383 stroker 470 hp, new rear dif. new suspension.

(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi579.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss231%2Ffish4fn%2FNova%25201_zpsbv15gcec.jpg&hash=01354695f4b9f82877a995b5aa20bb16) (http://s579.photobucket.com/user/fish4fn/media/Nova%201_zpsbv15gcec.jpg.html)
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 04, 2017, 08:42:54 AM
Nice rides!   :tup:  Keep'em coming!!
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Post by: lee on April 04, 2017, 09:59:01 AM
1979 Corvette Restoration project... AKA The Money Pit! It has a "Warmed up" 350 under the hood. The block is a 1976 4-bolt Main from a pickup. The Heads are 1987 Vortec with Roller rockers/Cam. Edlebraok RPM Airgap intake with an Edle 670 CFM Avenger 4bbl on top, Headers, BIG cam. T-10 4-speed tranny. Zoom zoom!!!!

Lee
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on April 04, 2017, 10:11:18 AM
Drove my old rust bucket in today. It's NOT supposed to rain :0.
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Post by: Woodchuck on April 04, 2017, 10:17:11 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:
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Post by: DaveMonti on April 04, 2017, 01:39:04 PM
Had big plans for an lq4 twin turbo but a 3 and 5 year old are keeping me too busy......it has a warmed up 350 with vortec  heads for now.

Let me know if those kids decide that you need to sell that car!
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Post by: runamuk on April 04, 2017, 04:07:24 PM
Love these threads.  I want one it's on the list but need a money pit I can live in first.
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Post by: jackelope on April 04, 2017, 04:23:43 PM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
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Post by: Huntin4Ever on April 04, 2017, 06:47:13 PM
Took 5 years to build, drove it for 11 years, only put 2500 miles on it that time. After a 7-8 years salmon fishing and camping always won out over driving the 35 Ford. Sold it a couple years ago to a guy in Puyallup. Was fun but don't miss the endless hours of details and polishing.
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 04, 2017, 07:15:05 PM
first day it doesnt rain im droppin in this
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Post by: jburkett on April 04, 2017, 09:17:03 PM
Here's mine. 1971 Plymouth duster.    Small block 4 speed car
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Post by: aaronp13 on April 05, 2017, 06:53:09 AM
I can post some pictures tonight. My hot rod project is a 79 C-10 shortbox with factory 454 and turbo 400. Engine has been fully rebuilt, bored .30 over, higher compression pistons, new oval port heads, big cam, Edelbrock intake,and rebuild of the factory Quadrajet carb. Looks like a few others on here are working on older C-10s. Cool trucks! Someday my 79 will have the nostalgia factor as the older trucs in this thread.

My dad and I got that far with it, but still need to put the engine back in the truck. Then off for paint, wheels and tires, and it will be done. Fun times! My grandpa was the original owner of the truck, but he passed away in 1994 after getting stage 4 lung cancer. My grandma kept it around as an extra vehicle, and when i turned 16 in 2003, she sold it to me for $1000. It had less than 100,000 original miles, so is in great shape.
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Post by: smittyJ on April 05, 2017, 07:12:31 AM
Very nice rides guys!
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Post by: Woodchuck on April 05, 2017, 07:15:48 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
The latest pics are not super pretty, it is in the midst of a bit of a makeover.  :chuckle:
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Post by: jackelope on April 05, 2017, 07:16:24 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
The latest pics are not super pretty, it is in the midst of a bit of a makeover.  :chuckle:

Oh yeah. Well how's about the latest cool pictures!!
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Post by: Rainier10 on April 05, 2017, 07:26:21 AM
Only have finished photos. 67 Chevelle is the wife's grocery getter. It has a 502 to make sure she gets home before the ice cream melts. The 57 Buick was my dad's.
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Post by: Rainier10 on April 05, 2017, 07:41:26 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
The latest pics are not super pretty, it is in the midst of a bit of a makeover.  :chuckle:

Oh yeah. Well how's about the latest cool pictures!!
Here's one of them that he sent me.
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Post by: kckrawler on April 05, 2017, 07:53:29 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
The latest pics are not super pretty, it is in the midst of a bit of a makeover.  :chuckle:

Oh yeah. Well how's about the latest cool pictures!!
Here's one of them that he sent me.

Wow! So when is the 509 going up against the 405?  :chuckle: :bdid:
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Post by: birddogdad on April 05, 2017, 08:49:15 AM
Oh this thread could have gone sideways quickly!
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Post by: Woodchuck on April 05, 2017, 09:01:48 AM
Very nice rides.  :tup:

Lets see the latest greatest pic of your hot rod!!
The latest pics are not super pretty, it is in the midst of a bit of a makeover.  :chuckle:

Oh yeah. Well how's about the latest cool pictures!!
Here's one of them that he sent me.

Wow! So when is the 509 going up against the 405?  :chuckle: :bdid:
:chuckle: That is really hard on tires and considering what tires cost for that thing, I'll pass.
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 05, 2017, 09:04:36 AM
anyone have a steering box for a 68-80 chevy pickup ?
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Post by: Jpmiller on April 05, 2017, 09:49:55 AM
Well I am super jealous of all you. My dream is a four door Lincoln Continental convertible. Had the opportunity to buy one about five years ago and passed and regretted it ever since.

Fortunately my old man let's me take his 427 Shelby cobra out on occasion so that will hold me over while I wait.
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 05, 2017, 09:56:31 AM
my dream is a 67 nova wagon  :drool:
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Post by: huntnphool on April 05, 2017, 10:18:10 AM
Only have finished photos. 67 Chevelle is the wife's grocery getter. It has a 502 to make sure she gets home before the ice cream melts. The 57 Buick was my dad's.

 Awesome, my dad had a 66 Chevelle SS we would work on growing up, loved that car.

 Garage wrenching has always been a passion, Father Time seems to dictate how much I get anymore though. :'(
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Post by: BDildine on April 05, 2017, 11:28:59 AM
69 mustang coupe i picked up right after high school, went pretty steady on it until about 5 yrs ago (gf, then house, then gf became wife, and now baby), maybe one of these days i'll get going back on it.
got a mild 351C to throw in it
 (i've also got lots of other projects, snowmobiles, and antique pulling tractors)

The "complete" car picture is when i picked it  up
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 05, 2017, 11:42:16 AM
Not exactly a hotrod, but it was my daily driver for years.

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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 05, 2017, 11:44:12 AM
One more. 1963 Notchback.

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Post by: Zardoz on April 05, 2017, 12:58:08 PM
All are sweet looking rides. I'm jealous!   :tup:
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Post by: huntnphool on April 05, 2017, 01:07:07 PM
Not exactly a hotrod, but it was my daily driver for years.

 Fantastic. :tup:
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Post by: Knocker of rocks on April 05, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
One more. 1963 Notchback.

Bought new after you graduated from high school?
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Post by: huntnphool on April 05, 2017, 01:15:42 PM
One more. 1963 Notchback.

Bought new after you graduated from high school?

 You're more than a couple years off. :chuckle:
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Post by: Knocker of rocks on April 05, 2017, 01:18:25 PM
College?  After the GI Bill?
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 05, 2017, 01:49:29 PM
One more. 1963 Notchback.

Bought new after you graduated from high school?

Close.
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Post by: bigjohn98591 on April 05, 2017, 01:51:14 PM
Here is my money pit
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi631.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fuu35%2FJStrom-photos%2Fthe%2520beast%2F20130302_152549_zps4c299481.jpg&hash=4142577f32445d6c5daa7dd4dbbdd0a1) (http://s631.photobucket.com/user/JStrom-photos/media/the%20beast/20130302_152549_zps4c299481.jpg.html)
I call her the "Beast" She's an 86 K5 Blazer, she has a tired 383. This is after I put the 3/4 ton axles in it. She normally has a cowl hood on it, but I was doing a bit of repair work to it at that time.
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Post by: Knocker of rocks on April 05, 2017, 01:58:19 PM
All cool every single one of them
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Post by: wackmnstackm on April 07, 2017, 02:34:18 PM
ugh motor hanging on the picker and rain rain rain
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Post by: Sakko300wsm on April 07, 2017, 02:50:57 PM
I have a 69 Camaro I'm gonna start restoring this summer - hasn't been licensed since 71
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Post by: huntnphool on April 07, 2017, 04:00:41 PM
I have a 69 Camaro I'm gonna start restoring this summer - hasn't been licensed since 71

  :o
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Post by: Buckmark on April 07, 2017, 04:22:48 PM
I have a 69 Camaro I'm gonna start restoring this summer - hasn't been licensed since 71
Ya got me beat by 16yrs, I still have my first car that i drove in high school 1968 Mustang and it has been garaged since 1987. It will be my retirement project.
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Post by: Mark Brenckle on April 07, 2017, 05:21:25 PM
One more. 1963 Notchback.
  :tup:  Very nice! Had a '70 square back in HS that cured me of any desire to own another vdub, but I still appreciate a clean, very rare car.
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 07, 2017, 05:42:08 PM
Thanks.  It was a 30 footer, to be sure, but one of the best vehicles, value-wise, I have ever owned.
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Post by: DaveMonti on April 23, 2017, 09:18:00 PM
No more hot rods to show?
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Post by: elkaholic123 on April 23, 2017, 09:33:03 PM
My Dad just picked up an old Chevy to fix up😉
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on February 22, 2019, 01:56:11 PM
Coming up on 2 years since the last post, has any one made any progress on thier projects or picked-up something new?

My 1958 Chevy project ended up leaving one day when a fellow stopped by and offered considerably more for them than I had in them, so on they went to a new home.

Lets see what is being worked or what was finished since the last post...
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Post by: Angry Perch on February 22, 2019, 03:10:33 PM
Turning money into smoke.
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Post by: Buckmark on February 22, 2019, 04:15:40 PM
Coming up on 2 years since the last post, has any one made any progress on thier projects or picked-up something new?

My 1958 Chevy project ended up leaving one day when a fellow stopped by and offered considerably more for them than I had in them, so on they went to a new home.

Lets see what is being worked or what was finished since the last post...
I am still not retired  :( but 2yrs closer  :chuckle:
Told myself in Oct i was going to get started on mine, its now almost March and have not started yet....
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Post by: DRobnsn on February 22, 2019, 05:23:34 PM
How about a diesel hot rod? 01 short box 4x4 automatic, Ppump swap, maxed and benched pump, big injectors, compound chargers, cam and valve train. Basically been through the whole truck fixing and replacing whatever is needed. Started on it last February. Biggest things left now, finishing dash repair and re install, install engine trans monitoring equipment. Finish building intake pipe/filter. Then break in engine. Tune chargers and pump as needed. Clean up interior, if the transmission doesn't scatter first! Don't mind the ugly rocker cover its going away before it runs. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190223/068fed1ac9b3a176ae40f671e38174e0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190223/21588dcb0aece3953ab9ec96de2ec9c8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190223/f0f127bacd70f94c7178031722b8f64b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190223/cdf370a3569c5c81e857f45ba949abe3.jpg)

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Post by: Skyvalhunter on February 22, 2019, 06:42:09 PM
I like the looks of that
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Post by: scotsman on February 22, 2019, 07:10:39 PM
Check out the Mustang I just posted in the classified For Sale thread. This thing is a blast to drive, kinda like a street legal go cart.
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Post by: JWEBB on February 22, 2019, 11:45:03 PM
My project
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:09:35 AM
OH ya - I sort of forgot to provide the mustang pics I promised.
Well, it came to me like this.
Amazingly, it was mostly free of rust. Just a little surface rust in a few places.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:13:53 AM
It is a '66. It was wrecked when it was new. There were basically not parts available except for '64 1/2 wrecking yard stuff and it was sectioned in the RT rear the old fashioned way.
Then years later, it was hit down the RT side and the front half of the RT qtr was sectioned. Again - '64 1/2 parts used but those are the same as the '66.
I was given a Chinese qtr to put on it. That was no fun at all!
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:16:15 AM
My mother's husband wanted a modified front valance. In AZ, you don't have to have a front plate.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:19:14 AM
This was the first rust-free Mustang I've ever worked on except for new ones years ago. I tried to see if the number stamp on the fender would bring up any history but I don't remember what I found.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:21:44 AM
In process. It seemed to take forever.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:25:21 AM
My mother has always been a fan of purple. And a purple Mustang? - why not.....
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:26:18 AM
And if you have a purple Mustang, you need a purple dash inside the car.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:27:44 AM
Skipping some of the back-breaking labor pictures and getting closer to the finish line.
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Post by: Axle on February 23, 2019, 09:29:25 AM
Here she is headed back home to AZ. Sorry officer - Ford didn't make a place to attach a front plate on this car.  :hello:
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Post by: Kc_Kracker on February 23, 2019, 08:38:45 PM
i have been on the hunt for a 67 nova wagon.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on February 23, 2019, 08:40:47 PM
Glad to see some projects being done!  Thanks for all the pictures.  Keep'em coming!!
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Post by: Axle on April 21, 2019, 08:32:42 AM
I got to see my mother's Mustang again and it's almost done now. They only have a few bugs to work out yet. The heater core was leaking and my left foot discovered it via the hot coolant.
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Post by: Axle on April 21, 2019, 08:36:38 AM
Another picture of it.
The plate is 1VM. Not a special ordered plate either but a collector edition. My mother said is stands for '1 vicious Mustang'. Pretty cool that they got that number.
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Post by: Axle on April 21, 2019, 08:39:26 AM
And here is one of the engine bay. Looks nice.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 21, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
Latest project, it was passed on to me by some very old and close family friends.  It was last driven in 1985 and parked in a garage where it sat until I pulled it out a couple months ago.

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Post by: Jpmiller on April 22, 2019, 07:52:42 AM
My wife wants one of those old Chevy's so bad. What does it need done to it?
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on April 22, 2019, 08:20:18 AM
I haven't had time to check if the engine is frozen from sitting, but at the least is a complete tune, oil change and have to get a battery. 

The brakes were not frozen, which surprised me, but they are also not working at all, so a complete brake redo.

Have to drain the "varnish" from the gas tank, may even need a new tank at this point.

Very little rust on it with a couple dime sized spots that have rusted through so far.  But I have just not had time to dig into it correctly. 
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Post by: Jpmiller on April 22, 2019, 09:39:37 AM
I haven't had time to check if the engine is frozen from sitting, but at the least is a complete tune, oil change and have to get a battery. 

The brakes were not frozen, which surprised me, but they are also not working at all, so a complete brake redo.

Have to drain the "varnish" from the gas tank, may even need a new tank at this point.

Very little rust on it with a couple dime sized spots that have rusted through so far.  But I have just not had time to dig into it correctly.

Somehow I didn't realize 85 was thirty some years ago lol hope it's all in good enough shape it doesn't take too much to get her running. I've always hated having to flush out the old bad gas but I've never had to do it that old. Good luck!
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Post by: JohnVH on April 22, 2019, 10:45:20 AM
67 camaro, been working on it too long, but itll be cool when its done! Pic of what it looked like when I got it.
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Post by: Fish4Fun on April 22, 2019, 11:11:12 AM
And here is one of the engine bay. Looks nice.

Hope to see the car at the Spring Opener over at the XXX in May
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Post by: DRobnsn on April 22, 2019, 02:50:31 PM
I haven't had time to check if the engine is frozen from sitting, but at the least is a complete tune, oil change and have to get a battery. 

The brakes were not frozen, which surprised me, but they are also not working at all, so a complete brake redo.

Have to drain the "varnish" from the gas tank, may even need a new tank at this point.

Very little rust on it with a couple dime sized spots that have rusted through so far.  But I have just not had time to dig into it correctly.

Somehow I didn't realize 85 was thirty some years ago lol hope it's all in good enough shape it doesn't take too much to get her running. I've always hated having to flush out the old bad gas but I've never had to do it that old. Good luck!

85 30 some years ago  :bash:   :chuckle:

Might be worth trying to run it. That old 80s gas is far better than the junk we have now.
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Post by: DRobnsn on April 22, 2019, 02:52:56 PM
Latest project, it was passed on to me by some very old and close family friends.  It was last driven in 1985 and parked in a garage where it sat until I pulled it out a couple months ago.

That car wash is kinda handy. Just wish they had a bit more pressure. Nice project! 
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Post by: trophyelk6x6 on April 22, 2019, 05:10:59 PM
right up my alley, love restoring cars.  These are my last few projects I bought. Going to keep my red nova. It's going to get a disc ford 9" from Currie and a GM crate 350 425HP.
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Post by: BDildine on April 23, 2019, 08:41:13 AM
Not to much of a Hot Rod but a long time in the restoration. 
Thatís a beauty of an unstyled!
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Post by: JohnVH on April 23, 2019, 09:45:58 AM
Awesome tractor, Id like an old one with a flywheel someday
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Post by: Axle on April 25, 2019, 05:50:52 PM
Oh tractors....you just had to bring that one up!
Well, I did one of them a few years ago too.
It seemed like the parts would never end.
Sure looks nice now though.
It was a huge project for a buddy.
I also restored his dump truck a couple years before that.
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on April 25, 2019, 05:52:07 PM
Oh tractors....you just had to bring that one up!
Well, I did one of them a few years ago too.
It seemed like the parts would never end.
Sure looks nice now though.
It was a huge project for a buddy.
I also restored his dump truck a couple years before that.

How awesome it that!!
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Post by: Axle on April 25, 2019, 06:35:02 PM
Painting the raised Ford letters was the fun part
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Post by: Axle on April 25, 2019, 06:36:14 PM
A little tricky but easy to do. And it is paint. Not decals.
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Post by: coachcw on April 26, 2019, 07:54:31 AM
Axle Do you do any do any paint work on the side .
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Post by: Axle on April 26, 2019, 08:45:21 PM
Axle Do you do any do any paint work on the side .
I used to but I'm a bit too old to keep doing this stuff.
Can I still do it? Sure I can - but I'm in too much pain to keep it up and reading glasses make it a challenge.
I was overworked when very young. I am quite talented at this kind of work but I'm exhausted at doing it. On my 9th birthday, I was given a new shovel by my evil stepdad. I thought it was the best gift ever because he had me digging at every waking hour. No young man these days can imagine what I went through.
My mother's current husband has a big list of vehicles he wants me to restore. If I could quit my current job and restore them for him, I would consider it. He is nicer than what I had to deal with when growing up but it doesn't matter. I have limited ability to do this work now. Fishing for walleye and crappie is much easier!
I've painted many candies and I've put many vehicles in shows over the past 4+ decades in several states.  All of them have one have won numerous tropies (which I don't pat myself on the back for). It is nothing for me to paint a candy color.
It just doesn't matter to me now.
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Post by: J.Brower on July 02, 2019, 07:43:05 PM
Mother in-law decided to finally sell the 69 Camaro thatís been sitting in the shop since the late 90ís. She got it running last year, drove it for a week and parked it again. Itís going to itís new home next week(my house). Going to clean her up and drive it this summer and start the refurb this winter. Needs a bit of body work and fresh paint, interior freshened up, and a solid tuneup/adjustment.
Thinking a cruise up north for our anniversary next weekend is in order!
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Post by: Axle on July 02, 2019, 07:51:33 PM
Cool! This thread is reviving like old cars.
My mother and her husband entered the Mustang in their first car show recently.
They got their first trophy too.
They are quite happy.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on July 02, 2019, 09:25:59 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Dan-o on July 02, 2019, 09:36:42 PM
Mother in-law decided to finally sell the 69 Camaro thatís been sitting in the shop since the late 90ís. She got it running last year, drove it for a week and parked it again. Itís going to itís new home next week(my house). Going to clean her up and drive it this summer and start the refurb this winter. Needs a bit of body work and fresh paint, interior freshened up, and a solid tuneup/adjustment.
Thinking a cruise up north for our anniversary next weekend is in order!
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Jealous.

Love those.
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 03, 2019, 11:44:01 AM
Mother in-law decided to finally sell the 69 Camaro thatís been sitting in the shop since the late 90ís. She got it running last year, drove it for a week and parked it again. Itís going to itís new home next week(my house). Going to clean her up and drive it this summer and start the refurb this winter. Needs a bit of body work and fresh paint, interior freshened up, and a solid tuneup/adjustment.
Thinking a cruise up north for our anniversary next weekend is in order!
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Rally sport?
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Post by: JohnVH on July 03, 2019, 12:13:54 PM
Has the right headlights.
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Post by: Rainier10 on July 03, 2019, 12:58:43 PM
Has the right headlights.
:yeah:
And "rally sport" on the fender.

I have a fake RS/SS 68 camaro and a fake SS convertible 67 chevelle so this one could be fake but I am guessing it is a real one.
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Post by: JohnVH on July 03, 2019, 01:55:27 PM
I love the RS look, I might do it to my 67 camaro.
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 03, 2019, 03:56:59 PM
I love the RS look, I might do it to my 67 camaro.

Ahhhh, wing windows, I miss em. I have a 69 Camaro and a 65 Chevelle, both in pieces.


The hot rod diesel truck I posted about previously is on the road now. I actually drove it to work for the first time today! I'll try to update with some pics when I get tapatalk working again.
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 03, 2019, 03:58:33 PM
I love the RS look, I might do it to my 67 camaro.

Just don't let Johnny 5 near it  :chuckle:
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on July 03, 2019, 08:15:07 PM
Someone need a new project?

https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/d/spokane-classic/6926338431.html
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Post by: BoomWhop on July 03, 2019, 09:05:24 PM
Here is the reason I have been quiet on this board. My Dad gave his high school hotrod. He used to race it on the old spiral highway out of Lewiston ID. 
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Post by: J.Brower on July 03, 2019, 09:38:42 PM
Yes, true RS big block car. Need to lube up the fold away headlight motors to get them working properly again and track down a huge power drain in the electrical system. Going to do some fluid changes this Friday and sneak out of the house early next Friday to go get  it and take the wife for an anniversary cruise. Might do the Dairy Queen cruise in next weekend too in mill creek if anyone else local wants to join in. A couple friends and their whole families usually bring a good selection of awesome cars!
And Iíll post up some more pics after she gets a bath and quick wax job. Try to make her shine again
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Post by: Dan-o on July 03, 2019, 10:39:58 PM
Yes, true RS big block car. Need to lube up the fold away headlight motors to get them working properly again and track down a huge power drain in the electrical system. Going to do some fluid changes this Friday and sneak out of the house early next Friday to go get  it and take the wife for an anniversary cruise. Might do the Dairy Queen cruise in next weekend too in mill creek if anyone else local wants to join in. A couple friends and their whole families usually bring a good selection of awesome cars!
And Iíll post up some more pics after she gets a bath and quick wax job. Try to make her shine again
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That old thing is going to get in the way of your fishing.

You should sell it to me.
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Post by: puyallupaul on July 04, 2019, 05:57:24 AM
My on going project. DD since retired.
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Post by: J.Brower on July 04, 2019, 06:19:29 AM
Yes, true RS big block car. Need to lube up the fold away headlight motors to get them working properly again and track down a huge power drain in the electrical system. Going to do some fluid changes this Friday and sneak out of the house early next Friday to go get  it and take the wife for an anniversary cruise. Might do the Dairy Queen cruise in next weekend too in mill creek if anyone else local wants to join in. A couple friends and their whole families usually bring a good selection of awesome cars!
And Iíll post up some more pics after she gets a bath and quick wax job. Try to make her shine again
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That old thing is going to get in the way of your fishing.

You should sell it to me.
I donít fish enough for it to get in the way 🤣


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Post by: J.Brower on July 10, 2019, 07:43:01 PM
Well, got some fluids changed and battery charged, she fired up and ran like a top first try! As luck would have it a buddy bought a storage unit full of big block parts (and a GTO) so I have a hookup on all the little things it needs mechanically. Good start to the project!


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Post by: Dan-o on July 10, 2019, 08:05:46 PM
Yes, true RS big block car. Need to lube up the fold away headlight motors to get them working properly again and track down a huge power drain in the electrical system. Going to do some fluid changes this Friday and sneak out of the house early next Friday to go get  it and take the wife for an anniversary cruise. Might do the Dairy Queen cruise in next weekend too in mill creek if anyone else local wants to join in. A couple friends and their whole families usually bring a good selection of awesome cars!
And Iíll post up some more pics after she gets a bath and quick wax job. Try to make her shine again
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That old thing is going to get in the way of your fishing.

You should sell it to me.
I donít fish enough for it to get in the way 🤣


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Then you need to fish more.

I am insanely jealous of that car.
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 11, 2019, 10:45:48 AM
Well, got some fluids changed and battery charged, she fired up and ran like a top first try! As luck would have it a buddy bought a storage unit full of big block parts (and a GTO) so I have a hookup on all the little things it needs mechanically. Good start to the project!


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Awesome news! What would you ultimately like to do with the car? 

I've had one in storage for 10 years that I raced a little when I was younger. Its the only car I've gotten pulled over in just because the officers wanted to talk cars. 
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Post by: lamrith on July 11, 2019, 02:15:55 PM
Wow, bunch of great cars and projects in here! 
I have a project in early stages, but not of those vintages or caliber.  It is now considered a classic by WA DOL though!  Running/driving 200k mi 5.0L.  Building a 393 stroker motor for it and going Carb at least initially.
All new suspension going in including IRS.  Then comes finding someone for the bodywork and paint.
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Garage remodel project has it on hold for time being though.  She has to have a properly setup salon for her make-over!
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Post by: RugerRay on July 11, 2019, 03:29:44 PM
'72 C-10. My brother started this project, and had it all torn down to the frame. Sadly, he passed 13 years ago. His buddies at his base assembled it enough to ship it home. My mom and I did the restoration in his memory. I'll pass it down to my boys one day.
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 11, 2019, 03:37:22 PM
Love those trucks! Nice job  :tup:
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Post by: Mudman on July 11, 2019, 04:55:13 PM
 :drool: Great job on a great truck!
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Post by: Fastass350 on July 11, 2019, 09:25:55 PM
Great looking truck and a great tribute to your brother.  :tup:
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Post by: Dan-o on July 11, 2019, 10:12:06 PM
Great looking truck and a great tribute to your brother.  :tup:

 :yeah:
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on July 12, 2019, 01:59:19 AM
:yeah:
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Post by: J.Brower on July 12, 2019, 10:12:25 PM
Well, got some fluids changed and battery charged, she fired up and ran like a top first try! As luck would have it a buddy bought a storage unit full of big block parts (and a GTO) so I have a hookup on all the little things it needs mechanically. Good start to the project!


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Awesome news! What would you ultimately like to do with the car? 

I've had one in storage for 10 years that I raced a little when I was younger. Its the only car I've gotten pulled over in just because the officers wanted to talk cars.

Not quite sure what the end goal is for it yet. It is a perfect example of a survivor car so we might do all the mechanical stuff, clean up the interior a bit and clear coat it as is for now. It definitely got a lot of attention at the little show at DQ tonight with many comments about the condition for an unrestored car. Kind of leaning towards that and saving up for a nice paint/body job in a handful of years. Mostly I want it to be 100% reliable, with no mechanical issues(dreaming I know) that we can just jump in and go. Slowly but surely it will get there!

Wife was like a kid on Christmas when I came around the corner this morning as she had no clue I was bringing her home today. A couple of tears shed and away we went up to Deception Pass with our annual anniversary stop at the Shrimp Shack for some fish and chips. Carb needs attention first and foremost, as well as an HEI setup to get rid of the points system. It only died on us once due to a stuck needle in the carb and Iím guessing unhappy distributor. Sheís running a little rich and a little out of time but all in all a successful trip!


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Post by: pup0025 on July 16, 2019, 09:54:36 PM
Not a hotrod, but have been working on a crummy.  I love j's Camaro.
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Post by: RugerRay on July 17, 2019, 06:46:08 AM
Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it.
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Post by: RugerRay on July 17, 2019, 08:15:32 AM
Not a hotrod, but have been working on a crummy.  I love j's Camaro.


That's a sweet ride!
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 17, 2019, 10:18:15 AM
Not a hotrod, but have been working on a crummy.  I love j's Camaro.

Fun for everyone! Nice work!
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Post by: hambone on July 18, 2019, 12:59:13 PM
All the rides look great always wanted to do hot rod work just didn't have the knowledge give me a a aircraft air frame no problem did all kind of work on them in my military life
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Post by: HUNT on July 18, 2019, 01:31:30 PM
Bought from my step dad 2 years ago.  His best friend of 41 years.  Started the restoration this past winter.   Hope to have paint by fall. 
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on July 18, 2019, 10:01:53 PM
Very nice!  I love those old vettes.

All the rides look great always wanted to do hot rod work just didn't have the knowledge give me a a aircraft air frame no problem did all kind of work on them in my military life

Wrenching is wrenching.  Get to work.  Or get to youtube.  Check out mustie1.  That dude fixes anything from small engines to full vehicles.
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Post by: Alchase on July 19, 2019, 06:18:23 AM
Bought from my step dad 2 years ago.  His best friend of 41 years.  Started the restoration this past winter.   Hope to have paint by fall. 

Noticing the hood, which motor?
Beautiful car!
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Post by: DRobnsn on July 19, 2019, 10:12:57 AM
Very nice!  I love those old vettes.

All the rides look great always wanted to do hot rod work just didn't have the knowledge give me a a aircraft air frame no problem did all kind of work on them in my military life

Wrenching is wrenching.  Get to work.  Or get to youtube.  Check out mustie1.  That dude fixes anything from small engines to full vehicles.

Agreed, its all nuts and bolts. Aircraft can be hot rods too! Spendy though  :chuckle:
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Post by: HUNT on July 19, 2019, 10:21:09 AM
Bought from my step dad 2 years ago.  His best friend of 41 years.  Started the restoration this past winter.   Hope to have paint by fall. 

Noticing the hood, which motor?
Beautiful car!

Has a 307 in it right now.  My dad had a guy rebuild the engine for him a long time ago and the 327 that was in it disappeared.  Didn't  figure it out until a water pump went out and he went to replace it.  Oh well.

The car was totaled at one point in time.  The guy my dad bought it from rebuilt it.  There was nothing from the firewall forward at that time.  The guy did a good job as most everything appears to be from a 67.   

I plan to drop a 427 in it right before the paint.

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Post by: Woodchuck on July 19, 2019, 10:25:15 AM
If ever there was a car begging for a 408 stroker LS swap... :tup:
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Post by: Rainier10 on July 19, 2019, 11:02:26 AM
Here's a factory 427 4 speed car that my dad did about 10 years ago.  Fun car to drive but hot as heck with that big block.
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Post by: HUNT on July 19, 2019, 05:24:48 PM
Here's a factory 427 4 speed car that my dad did about 10 years ago.  Fun car to drive but hot as heck with that big block.

Beautiful car!  66?
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Post by: Alchase on July 19, 2019, 06:20:13 PM
I thought that hood was a big block option?

Ranier10, Beautiful car!
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Post by: actionshooter on July 19, 2019, 07:31:53 PM
Not a hotrod, but have been working on a crummy.  I love j's Camaro.
That's pretty cool, sure hard to come by
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Post by: Rainier10 on July 20, 2019, 09:52:26 PM
Here's a factory 427 4 speed car that my dad did about 10 years ago.  Fun car to drive but hot as heck with that big block.

Beautiful car!  66?
Yep 66.
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Post by: JWEBB on July 26, 2019, 11:03:35 PM
Hereís my dads. Iíve posted my Torino many a time on these threads. He bought this truck new in 1976 and has been working on it ever since. He literally spends hundreds of hours a year perfecting it. Use to be his main hunting/wood hauling truck since I was a kid. About 7 years ago he bought a Cummins and started transforming it to his show truck/hot rod. Donít let the big tires fool ya. This truck burns rubber all day with a modified 460 marine motor.
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Post by: JWEBB on July 26, 2019, 11:05:28 PM
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Post by: PolarBear on July 26, 2019, 11:10:57 PM
My goal is to restore a 70'S High Boy and drop a 7.3 Powerstroke in it.  Got my bro-in-law looking for victims.
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Post by: JWEBB on July 26, 2019, 11:13:18 PM
My goal is to restore a 70'S High Boy and drop a 7.3 Powerstroke in it.  Got my bro-in-law looking for victims.


My dad has a 78 parts truck heís looking to unload if you need parts. But yeah that would be awesome with a 7.3
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Post by: timberghost72 on July 27, 2019, 02:44:15 PM
My goal is to restore a 70'S High Boy and drop a 7.3 Powerstroke in it.  Got my bro-in-law looking for victims.

My goal is the same but with a 70's crew cab. Love the look of those. It will go good sitting next to my 97 crew cab 7.3L.

I recently put in a set of Swamps injectors and 6 position TS chip along with rebuilding the fuel filter bowl and wow. Woke my truck up. Best 2k I've spent.

I also want to get a 67 Mustang. Been searching for a few months with not much luck. Had 2 of them in high school. Should have never sold them. They were 6 cylinders though but would have made great a restomod project.

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Post by: PolarBear on July 27, 2019, 11:40:53 PM
I had a 72 crew cab with a built 390.  That would have been a fun rig to drop a 7.3 in.  I also have a 97 F-350 with a 7.3.  It's my cow, hay and boat hauling machine
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Post by: Norman89 on July 29, 2019, 09:45:47 PM
If you guys are interested my boss is auctioning off his grandfather's estate and there are a few hot rods in the mix. A t bucket with a healthy sbc, a 65 302 4 speed mustang a 66 289 auto mustang, and a 74 454 Vette through Jonny's auction service in Rochester I'll post the few pics I got before we shipped then to the auction house
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Post by: Tapp8277 on September 30, 2019, 12:27:19 PM
Also not necessarily a hot rod, but itís been a fun dad/daughter project. I wish my first rig was this nice!
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Post by: DRobnsn on September 30, 2019, 12:50:47 PM
Also not necessarily a hot rod, but itís been a fun dad/daughter project. I wish my first rig was this nice!

Great looking rig!
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Post by: Tapp8277 on September 30, 2019, 12:58:53 PM
Also not necessarily a hot rod, but itís been a fun dad/daughter project. I wish my first rig was this nice!

Great looking rig!

Thanks! One month til she gets her license  :yike:
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Post by: DRobnsn on September 30, 2019, 03:18:48 PM
Also not necessarily a hot rod, but itís been a fun dad/daughter project. I wish my first rig was this nice!

Great looking rig!

Thanks! One month til she gets her license  :yike:


Yikes is right! I've got 10.5 years until I have to do something similar! Have to figure out a way to slow down those years!