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Old Aug 12th, 13, 10:59 PM
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So I picked up this 65 SS a few months back. It's an original SS with protecto-plate. It's got about 90,000 original miles. Previous owner rebuilt the original engine as you can see and I didn't get any of the original parts to the engine, long gone. The previous owner also put in a turbo 350 trans, powerglide long gone also. The original 10 bolt still is in place and up front the previous owner added disc brakes. It also came with an aluminum radiator with electric fan. The interior has been completely redone. The previous owner also added the rims and tires. How you see it is how I bought it. The only thing I've done so far is add a Wilwood master cylinder and rear seatbelts to match the front so I can take the kids out.
I'm thinking DSE components, BAER brakes, ABC Performance mini tub, El Caminio boxed frame, etc, etc.......
Progress will be very slow $$$, I just figured I would start a thread and update it once in awhile.
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Old Aug 12th, 13, 11:36 PM
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Very nice!!
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 6:23 AM
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Todd,
Very nice car ! Can you provide the wheel and tire sizes?

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Old Aug 13th, 13, 9:33 AM
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Looks like a real nice car, enjoy.
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 9:55 AM
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About time
Nice car Todd. I'd have some suggestions for you about the frame/chassis selection and modification based on my experience.

Let me know if you'd like a pm or put it here.
Looking forward to you're project transformation.
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 10:34 AM
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Very nice!!
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Todd,
Very nice car ! Can you provide the wheel and tire sizes?
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17x8 5" backspacing 245/45-17, 18x9 6" backspacing with .25 spacer 265/50-18. This is the backspacing that was told to me by the previous owner, I have not measured it myself.

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Nice car Todd. I'd have some suggestions for you about the frame/chassis selection and modification based on my experience.

Let me know if you'd like a pm or put it here.
Looking forward to you're project transformation.
Sounds good! Now you know why I hang out in your build thread
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 12:15 PM
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So on the El Camino frame you mentioned, why use that instead of boxing a HT frame? If you are considering the ABC minitubs, you'll be sectioning the rear frame rails anyway. Plus, the El Camino frame is longer behind the rear axle, so it would need to be shortened anyway. Just my thoughts.
I boxed and notched mine before Tony's kits were available. Now that the parts are available, it would be a huge time saver to use them. Could you do it cheaper? probably. But not when you figure in all the time to make templates, adjust, cut, trim, and weld them.

DSE makes some quality stuff no doubt, and it works. As you know, I have ABC front and rear stuff with Ridetech T/A's on mine. Couldn't be happier. But I have nothing but stock stuff to compare it to. One thing that is unique about his rear suspension is the use of OEM type cross-axis joints for full and smooth articulation. Plus the joints are fully sealed too, a plus for daily driven cars. I think the Ridetech suspension would be a great setup too. Too many choices All things to consider of course.

Ok, you started the build thread, now we can hound you for updates
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 2:54 PM
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So on the El Camino frame you mentioned, why use that instead of boxing a HT frame? If you are considering the ABC minitubs, you'll be sectioning the rear frame rails anyway. Plus, the El Camino frame is longer behind the rear axle, so it would need to be shortened anyway. Just my thoughts.
I boxed and notched mine before Tony's kits were available. Now that the parts are available, it would be a huge time saver to use them. Could you do it cheaper? probably. But not when you figure in all the time to make templates, adjust, cut, trim, and weld them.

DSE makes some quality stuff no doubt, and it works. As you know, I have ABC front and rear stuff with Ridetech T/A's on mine. Couldn't be happier. But I have nothing but stock stuff to compare it to. One thing that is unique about his rear suspension is the use of OEM type cross-axis joints for full and smooth articulation. Plus the joints are fully sealed too, a plus for daily driven cars. I think the Ridetech suspension would be a great setup too. Too many choices All things to consider of course.

Ok, you started the build thread, now we can hound you for updates
On the frame.........this car had been hit in the right front so the frame horn has been repaired, kind of. You can tell it was heated up and pulled on with a chain, leaving chain marks and metal that is bent up and down on the front horn rail. The only reason I'm thinking of an El Camino frame is because I have a friend that has a 67 frame that I could use. I know it would have to be shortened a little in the back, but the side rails are already boxed so that saves some time there....maybe? So I either use his frame or find another, either way I want to do the ABC kit. I want the Roadster Shop chassis real bad but I don't have $20K sitting around. I was thinking of building up the 67 frame on the side as time and money permit and then just swapping the body over to it when it's done. This keeps my car drivable. We shall see.
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 5:20 PM
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On the frame.........this car had been hit in the right front so the frame horn has been repaired, kind of. You can tell it was heated up and pulled on with a chain, leaving chain marks and metal that is bent up and down on the front horn rail. The only reason I'm thinking of an El Camino frame is because I have a friend that has a 67 frame that I could use. I know it would have to be shortened a little in the back, but the side rails are already boxed so that saves some time there....maybe? So I either use his frame or find another, either way I want to do the ABC kit. I want the Roadster Shop chassis real bad but I don't have $20K sitting around. I was thinking of building up the 67 frame on the side as time and money permit and then just swapping the body over to it when it's done. This keeps my car drivable. We shall see.
I figured there was more to the story. That makes sense then. Just wanted to make sure you knew about the rear section being longer. Oh, of course you'll need a trans crossmember too, but if you boxed one or use the elky, that is still true.
And who doesn't want a RS chassis, bad ? They do such nice work.
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 5:56 PM
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I figured there was more to the story. That makes sense then. Just wanted to make sure you knew about the rear section being longer. Oh, of course you'll need a trans crossmember too, but if you boxed one or use the elky, that is still true.
And who doesn't want a RS chassis, bad ? They do such nice work.
If I end up using that other frame I figured I would have to shorten it by 3.27 inches. I will have to see if he's got the El Camino crossmember
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 8:34 PM
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Always love it when I see another 65 in THIS section. More "steal" ideas from I guess. Bwaahahaha

Great factory shade too. Mine in SS trim.
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 9:29 PM
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Nice car! It looks good as it sits now but what fun is it to leave it alone? Have fun with your build!
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 10:14 PM
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Sweet, another 65!
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Old Aug 13th, 13, 11:42 PM
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Thanks guys! I've read all about your cars before Awesome cars!
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Always love it when I see another 65 in THIS section. More "steal" ideas from I guess. Bwaahahaha

Great factory shade too. Mine in SS trim.
It is a factory white with two tone blue interior. When the previous owner redid it he kept it original. You don't see that very often........I might change it in the future though, although that is WAY down the line....I want performance parts first
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