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Join date : 2010-06-09
Age : 29
Location : Halifax,MA

PostSubject: figured id share my dads build..   Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:35 pm

my dads project is a 60 impala wagon. weve owned the car for 8-9 years. it was bagged on mutiple diff wheels and paintjobs. it was time to do it over the right way and do a full frame off cusom build..

heres some pics to catch up on where it is now

the fist paint job we did in the garage way back in the day

the second paint job at the summer nationals about 3 years ago next to his old 40 chevy and my 406 s10 i had for a short time

the rendering done for the build

body off

lots of parts sand blasted and primed

frame sand blasted and primed

new roof section and quarter from arizona tacked in place

firewall shaved

the motor sitting pretty waiting to go in. 468 forged bbc with a 871 and twin 950 carbs. made 763.2 hp on the engine dyno at 6-7 psi

ill update as the project moves forward..
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PostSubject: Re: figured id share my dads build..   Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: figured id share my dads build..   Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:33 pm

Wow. Look at that engine! Smile

Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"

LOWER IT!!! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: figured id share my dads build..   Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:58 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Wow. Look at that engine! Smile

See that's the engine that should run on boost!
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PostSubject: Re: figured id share my dads build..   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:00 am

Matt Trakker wrote:

^ This.

If I ever hit the lottery, im sending you my wagon for a complete overhaul Laughing
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