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Will be a great experience for father / son working on this project and being his first car .

Hope you don't need too much of the WD 40 :)
 

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Will be a great experience for father / son working on this project and being his first car .

Hope you don't need too much of the WD 40 :)
The more we get done the more excited I see him get. Gone through 1 can of WD40 already😅

Currently the back end is fully disassembled and the front fenders and grill are off.
 

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So just going back to stock?
 

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So just going back to stock?
Not exactly. Lowering 5" rear and 3" in the front. CCP Disc breaks front and rear, power steering, Sniper EFI, wider and larger rims/tires, and maybe a 350 or 383, and he wants a modern paint job like this:

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Making good progress. Got the rear frame C NOTCH Kit and panel fitment completed. The doors are ready to strip and bodywork. Also rebuilt the 12 bolt rear end and upgrade to disc breaks.

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On my way 🤣

It will slow down I think as we move to the cab si ce the floor needs to be replaced. I hate drilling out spot welds😫
 

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Got the rear end, traction bars shocked and springs installed. Also got the raw smoothie Wheels delivered today and need to powder coat them.

Hope to get the cab, inner fenders, and doors blasted by a dustless blasting company next week so I can get the floor replaced.

The big dilemma is do I keep the I6 to limit the hotroding my son may be tempted to do, or put in a V8 now while it's apart and bust the resale value????

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Small block chevy will be cheaper in the long run..do it now. Resale value will be better with sbc. Plus the kid ain't gonna let you sell it anyway.
 

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Got 2 of the steel smoothie wheels powder coated over the weekend.

Decided to go with a V8. Nothing crazy, 345 HP/400 TQ high performance crate engine. 4 bolt main hydraulic roller cam.

Should be a good base to start with and he can build on it from there. Built to handle a turbo in the future.

I have a TH350 I think we will use for now.
 

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So...you have a laser cut and a powder coat oven in your garage? Jeez...I'm missing out!
 

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Well I had the dustless blasting done today. I wouldn't say it's dustless at all. It is a messy process, but the result is pretty amazing. I noticed a few dark spots. Hit them with Eastwood fast etch and cleand it right up.

Getting it dry asap is key. Once dry you can vacuum and remove any of the residue. They need to finish a few parts tomorrow and it will be ready for bodywork and epoxy primer.

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Nice..are you keeping the tank behind the seat. That cab looks like it's in pretty good shape. Don't see no Swiss cheese.
 

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Nice..are you keeping the tank behind the seat. That cab looks like it's in pretty good shape. Don't see no Swiss cheese.
Doing a CCP 20 gallon aluminum efi tank between the frame rails at the back. Should help add some weight in the back.

The cab is very solid. The floor and firewall are being replaced though due to the condition where they meet. Bad in that area.
 

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I have a drop in for my 64 that I have not installed yet. Looking to do new tank and EFI on my 77, so gonna keep an eye out on your project. Think I'm gonna bed mount mine, cuz it's super low and more exhaust/shock clearance..

My buddy has done a few EFI installs at work and he has same big block setup like mine. So we are gonna do my truck first. Just gotta find a tank to install and figure how to do it properly.
 
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