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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #165 on: June 05, 2021, 02:56:26 PM »
Picked up a 69 camaro basket case. Some people shouldn't be allowed to work on cars.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #166 on: June 05, 2021, 02:59:15 PM »
Under hood progress.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #167 on: June 05, 2021, 04:50:49 PM »
Picked up a 69 camaro basket case. Some people shouldn't be allowed to work on cars.

I love '68-'69 Camaros.....

I don't have it in me to restore one, but they are one of my favs.
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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #168 on: June 06, 2021, 09:01:55 AM »
Here is my 48 Chevy coupe I am slowly working on. The first picture is when I brought it home. It is primered black now as I stripped the 4 layers of paint as seen in the next pic. I have my Mustang II frontend mocked in. Need to modify the transmission crossmember to fit my Tremec TKO 600 Trans. Then I can drop in my 383 stroker (and yes I know the headers are on upside down that was so it would fit in the run stand)

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #169 on: June 06, 2021, 10:04:49 AM »
Love those old Mercs.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2021, 08:48:27 AM »
A lot of nice machines in this thread, love the tractor.  Do bicycles count?

Heres my latest money pit - 2019 Rad Mini.  Upgrades:
KT 35-amp controller
KT-LCD color display
Bafang RM G060.750 geared hub motor
Dual batteries 1,632wh total
Cloud 9 seat
Suspension seat post
Cable actuated hydraulic brakes
120db horn
Maybe turn signals next.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #171 on: June 17, 2021, 06:14:54 PM »
Too much time on my hands with nothing to do but tinker in the garage.


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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #172 on: June 18, 2021, 07:13:21 AM »
Picked up a 69 camaro basket case. Some people shouldn't be allowed to work on cars.
Any details on the Camaro model wise? Im starting on my 69 right now also
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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #173 on: June 18, 2021, 02:46:03 PM »
Picked up a 69 camaro basket case. Some people shouldn't be allowed to work on cars.
Any details on the Camaro model wise? Im starting on my 69 right now also

This one is a base (coupe) camaro non RS or SS. It has a small block 350 horse 350 (verified by block stamp). It was a 3 speed auto car that is now a 4 speed manual. Whe I bought the car it was a "runner". However upon closer inspection there was so.much wrong that I have torn apart everything under the hood and basically am starting over. The carb that was on it was a Quadra jet that had no gasket and sucked vacuum through the base plate. The old exhaust manifold someone had taken the copper return lines chopped them off and peened them over. The exhaust was welded to the hangers one of which was welded to the gas tank. The radiator was fairly new but was for a 6 cylinder. When I yanked the radiator hoses off the upper neck of the water pump was almost rusted through. There Original core support was also rusted to the point that it was almost completely through.

I have (so far) replaced the intake with a performer, carburetor with a Holly brawler removed the old exhaust and replaced with Doug's ceramic coated headers. I went with a mini starter and a new aluminum water pump and 2 core champion radiator with electric fan. Polished aluminum pullies and a new one wire alternator. I bought an ADM replacement core support and battery tray.

About it for now. As we figured out the car was wrecked at some point and needs some attention in the frame department. Once the frame issue is taken care of we'll finish putting it back together and I'll (hopefully) be able to cruise it a little bit this summer. But once the rains hit and summer is over she will undergo a complete frame off restoration. I'm currently planning on keeping the outside stock however going to upgrade to 4 corner wildwood disc brakes and coil over suspension also plan to go to a Ford 9" with posi. Should be a modest improvement in how the car drives.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #174 on: June 18, 2021, 03:58:19 PM »
Picked up a 69 camaro basket case. Some people shouldn't be allowed to work on cars.
Any details on the Camaro model wise? Im starting on my 69 right now also

This one is a base (coupe) camaro non RS or SS. It has a small block 350 horse 350 (verified by block stamp). It was a 3 speed auto car that is now a 4 speed manual. Whe I bought the car it was a "runner". However upon closer inspection there was so.much wrong that I have torn apart everything under the hood and basically am starting over. The carb that was on it was a Quadra jet that had no gasket and sucked vacuum through the base plate. The old exhaust manifold someone had taken the copper return lines chopped them off and peened them over. The exhaust was welded to the hangers one of which was welded to the gas tank. The radiator was fairly new but was for a 6 cylinder. When I yanked the radiator hoses off the upper neck of the water pump was almost rusted through. There Original core support was also rusted to the point that it was almost completely through.

I have (so far) replaced the intake with a performer, carburetor with a Holly brawler removed the old exhaust and replaced with Doug's ceramic coated headers. I went with a mini starter and a new aluminum water pump and 2 core champion radiator with electric fan. Polished aluminum pullies and a new one wire alternator. I bought an ADM replacement core support and battery tray.

About it for now. As we figured out the car was wrecked at some point and needs some attention in the frame department. Once the frame issue is taken care of we'll finish putting it back together and I'll (hopefully) be able to cruise it a little bit this summer. But once the rains hit and summer is over she will undergo a complete frame off restoration. I'm currently planning on keeping the outside stock however going to upgrade to 4 corner wildwood disc brakes and coil over suspension also plan to go to a Ford 9" with posi. Should be a modest improvement in how the car drives.

If you were in search of a Strange 9" third member with 4.10 gears and a detroit locker I happen to know where one is. I put 3.50 with a trutrac in my 9".

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #175 on: June 18, 2021, 06:13:24 PM »

If you were in search of a Strange 9" third member with 4.10 gears and a detroit locker I happen to know where one is. I put 3.50 with a trutrac in my 9".
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I actually have a line on a new rear end set up for 4 link cut for a mini tub and and disc brakes for right around 2100.00.

Thanks for the offer though I appreciate it.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #176 on: June 25, 2021, 10:20:09 PM »
Today's progress



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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #177 on: June 25, 2021, 10:21:59 PM »
And another.

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #178 on: July 06, 2021, 03:46:34 PM »
A lot of nice machines in this thread, love the tractor.  Do bicycles count?

Heres my latest money pit - 2019 Rad Mini.  Upgrades:
KT 35-amp controller
KT-LCD color display
Bafang RM G060.750 geared hub motor
Dual batteries 1,632wh total
Cloud 9 seat
Suspension seat post
Cable actuated hydraulic brakes
120db horn
Maybe turn signals next.

I'm thinking J1772 charging next, now that the turn signals are in.  Extend my range, tap some free watt hours.   

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Re: Who else has a hot rod project? lets see em!
« Reply #179 on: July 06, 2021, 07:33:27 PM »
Not a "Hot Rod" but it's my classic car restoration project.
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