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On 7/19/2019 at 5:10 PM, Anton Chigurh said:

Chrome sucks balls.

The cars I liked the best had chrome but not a ton, Camaro split bumper for example.  As I've gotten older, I lean more towards black everything.  Chrome gone away doesn't hurt my feelings one bit.  Those bumpers in the mid 70's were pure hell to replace.

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I can agree with that. I had a split bumper 70 z28 until I had my oldest. There really isn’t a lot of chrome on one of those cars.

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What is it with auto parts stores that never seem to have anything I need in stock?  Not just parts, one time I couldn't get a 14mm wrench. I really want to support my local businesses but I just ordered my stuff from Amazon for almost half the price and it'll be at my house tomorrow.  And I don't have some exotic car, 90s japanese cars are a dime a dozen. 

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3 hours ago, Mother mopar said:

This is my experience with napa, they are so hit or miss. Autozone has the parts but are crap.

NAPA is almost 25% higher priced than AZ, at least where I live. 

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5 minutes ago, Sandman said:

NAPA is almost 25% higher priced than AZ, at least where I live. 

NAPA used to be great back in the day.  They carried everything, now they're just shite.

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Finally finished sanding the dana. Primed it and currently have 1 coat of black paint drying. Got new moser axles and had bearings installed. Just dropped off the braking back plates to have them sand blasted, once that is done I'll built it up.2eff5bd75246106a63c8be9a5470c749.jpg4677ea1b4276f8aabfa6f2f3f9bc9cb6.jpg

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Do you do the majority of work to these yourself? I never did learn how to set up a rear end.
Yes, for the most part. There are times I outsource as a I do not have all the equipment I need. Just me, a car and a bunch of tools in a normal sized garage. I'm a member of a few mopar only forums and they are very helpful in helping me with the restore.

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She's all painted and rebuilt with new parts. When I pulled the old axles, one of the bearings had locked up due to lack of grease and got really hot. So hot that it left me no choice but to buy new axles. So I pressed in new "green" bearings on Moser street axles, good for 750HP.

All new brakes, hardware lines and stainless steel emergency brake cables. Sand blasted the drums and backing plates while I had it off. Once I get it installed I'll add some 2 quarts of lucas 75W-90 oil and Ford friction fluid in diff and then move to the engine bay.e0bd931f609acb6c990687e3c12a9e6c.jpg130f0ebf9fff283acba85b71fd9299c1.jpg6b66b0f9fa44b2ebf1df785cad56ec26.jpg

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1 hour ago, Anton Chigurh said:

You mean, Eleanor?


Yeah. I got no problem with one of those builds.  But why sacrifice what looks to be a good condition original appearing car to get there? There are plenty of fastback shells that need salvaging if you want to. 

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Tributes is a phrase I've seen thrown around in the past few years. Yet they are just like clones, just another name.

While I think there is a market share for clones. People need to be honest when representing their car...bottom line.

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Not a fan of molesting GT models for restomodding.  Do t mid run of the mill production vehicles being modified.  It's what I've been slowly doing to mine over the last 5 years.

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55 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Not a fan of molesting GT models for restomodding.  Do t mid run of the mill production vehicles being modified.  It's what I've been slowly doing to mine over the last 5 years.

Just to play devil's advocate, there's nothing that says that wasn't a run of the mill production vehicle being that had been GT modified previously.  

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On 9/30/2019 at 11:03 PM, Jkwellborn said:

Clones are the debil.

especially clones of the wrong Eleanor...  Not to be "that guy" but the real Eleanor is a 71 fastback from the original movie.

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New Supra zipped around the streets last night like a douce bag. Not a fan...looks like a Celica. Nothing beats the original model.

I flexed but didn’t want any part of that quick bitch.

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3 hours ago, Chad Fuck said:

Just to play devil's advocate, there's nothing that says that wasn't a run of the mill production vehicle being that had been GT modified previously.  

Oh yeah could have been a falsely badged GT.  Lots of those out there.

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New Supra zipped around the streets last night like a douce bag. Not a fan...looks like a Celica. Nothing beats the original model.


Well, the original was a Celica.

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Well, the original was a Celica.


^”That guy”. I meant the 90s when Supra was a beast.


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Friend of mine in high school had very close to that. More candy apple red with white interior. Awesome   400 cubic inches for the win

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Went to the Mustang club show in Georgetown today.  Was pretty underwhelmed with the overall event, but saw a few nice cars. I was hoping to see more 60's era cars and a few for sale signs.  

A 67 S code GTA convertible was the top of my list.

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Yes. I don’t think you could tell 67 vs 68 from that picture. But you can tell it’s not a 69. Front grill is different on 69.

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10 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

Yes. I don’t think you could tell 67 vs 68 from that picture. But you can tell it’s not a 69. Front grill is different on 69.

But we know it's not a 65 or 66 right ? ;) 

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I couldn't see a vent window so I was assuming '68.  Although I could have sworn my sister's '69 had vent windows.  No pics of my sisters '69 you assholes

edit: yeah it's '68 the running lights/blinkers are closer together on the '67.  It could also be a TA

I see this one around driving around Wichita sometimes.

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Finally after a long delay put the rebuilt dana 60 in the superbee. Was able to put in a water pump,remove the exhaust manifolds and all install new stainless steel emergency brake cables before the sun went down. Going to take the manifolds to a machine shop this wknd and have them milled straight to prevent any exhaust leaks.

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1 hour ago, Chad Fuck said:

I'd do it if I didn't already have one unfinished car in my garage:

I am not sure this one would fit in my garage.

On further inspection that thing looks like a rust bucket. Somebody should be able to get this for a steal if so inclined.  

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I am not sure this one would fit in my garage.
On further inspection that thing looks like a rust bucket. Somebody should be able to get this for a steal if so inclined.  

Yup. Definitely needs some work underneath. A twenty footer for sure.

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Metal work is one piece of a restoration that can sink a budget. What you see in rust, you can double that by the time you strip a car down. While each model is known to have certain prown areas, if the car has a history of being in the rust belt. It's a hard pass for me.

Best cars I've restored were from california and Arizona. Rust is usually just surface level.

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Saw Cooper Manning and JJ Reddick (and women I assume are their wives) at Clancy's the other night. Here's Cooper's Caprice Classic convertible. Hard to tell whether it's a pristine survivor or a restoration, but it looked pretty much immaculate and plush... 

 

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that's gotta be mid 70's.  Pretty rare.  The early 70's Impala versions are very rare and just as beautiful, some of my favorite convertibles

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Fired up my rebuilt 351c for the first time this weekend.  Fucking nerve wracking.

Had to cut it short because my gauges weren't working properly, and the Dynamat I put on the mufflers to keep me from getting burned started melting.  Yeah, not such a great idea in retrospect.

Full break in will have to wait until this weekend.  But it runs and I am happy.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mother mopar said:

What's the specs on the motor, stock build, any internal goodies?

All stock.  It's a numbers matching car so I'm trying to limit modifications.  Also it will be a weekend cruiser with my son, nothing crazy.

I am thinking of upgrading the 3.0 peg leg rear though.  Probably drive it awhile before I decide to upgrade or not.

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