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post #46 of 83 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 16, 7:11 PM
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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

Much prefer the original rare SS color only.

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post #47 of 83 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 16, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Congrats on the new car ! Looks cool, I like red cars with black leather interior. Hot !!
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Thanks, it's got a stock stock 350 in it, down to a cast iron intake. lol It does have a set of headers, HEI and an edelbrock carb. I just need to get some basic stuff squared away, and I'll start cruising it on nice days.

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Much prefer the original rare SS color only.

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I do like that maroon, but I wasn't the one who painted it. I liked the fact that all the metal had pretty much been replaced. I got it home over the weekend, and upon closer review.. she needs lots of TLC, but the bones are good! I haven't messed with something so simple in a LONG time!!!
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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

I did speak to the painter last night about the race car and I guess he's back on it... So, I should be able to bring that thing home in the next few weeks and start piecing that thing together.
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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

Well, it's been a bit longer than I posted a while back.. and things changed a little BUT she has color.. After going back and forth, from just priming the new rear shet metal, to going straight flat black, to flat black and keep the red stripes, to now.. finally.. going straight white..

I moved some pics over to show a little bit of progression, and please excuse the pic quality, the camera on the painter's phone is horrible!! lol

less quarter



New quarter (it did get all the sheet metal on the back)



Primed and ready for the booth



In the booth



And all done... next a cut and buff and get the new trim on it.

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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

Looks good!!

Your painter is about 500 times faster than most. A buddy at work just got his car back from paint after 18 months. Soooooooo many stories of body shop jail.

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That's impressively quick. Quickest paint I think I've ever seen.

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Looks good!!

Your painter is about 500 times faster than most. A buddy at work just got his car back from paint after 18 months. Soooooooo many stories of body shop jail.
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That's impressively quick. Quickest paint I think I've ever seen.
Thanks!

Yes, I've had my run in with body shop prison. Really more of body shop nightmare, the guy did more damage than anything else, that's how I ended up using this guy. But really he had it WAY longer than he did my mustang.

It's funny.. when I dropped it off, I asked him what his timeline was, and made the cardinal sin of saying "I'm not in a rush" for it. At the time, I was just going to have the sheet metal hung, and that's it. I was going to let it sit until I was ready to have the new cage burned in, and then worry about paint.. He said no worries, I'm ready to go.. I'll have it knocked out in 2 weeks! lol And the first two pics are ones he sent me within 2 days of dropping it off.. then it just stopped.... and it sat. That when I was ok.. I'll just put it together with the stuff I have and play while I put money together to put a real chassis in it.. that when putting it back together came into focus.

But all in all, I'm glad it's getting done, he does killer work!
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Looking good man, I like white on the earlier Chevelles.

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Looking good man, I like white on the earlier Chevelles.
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The car is now back in my possession, I drove out to get it Sunday. It was nice to see it again.. lol



All new rear stainless.. (and a fake SS at this point)




The wheels that came with it


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Finally took a closer look at the trim tag... She was a cool color out of the factory!

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Getting the car back in my hands and seeing it...

I'm thinking messing around "old school" color scheme wise...

I may suck up the extra weight and put chrome bumpers on it. And for the interior, do the seat cover, headliner, package tray, and sail panels in red. Carpet, and lower panels in black...
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Stay with the old school Welds. Not a fan of the newer style wheels.

Get some Wenol and polish them up!!!

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Very nice!!

Of the wheel choices I would go with the Weld Magnums.

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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

The car "should" be going under the knife over the winder.. but not to get fully done..

Front suspension and steering, and rear suspension.. carbon should be installed, but the basic cage won't be touched for now. The big block is being sold, I'm going to put a little sbc in it to mess around in some SB/NOS/28's shootout stuff that's picking up around here.

Question: I don't remember the length of mine, and I haven't pulled them out to measure.. But those that are running rear coilovers what length are you running, and do they end up in the trunk?

Also, what kind of weight loss have you guys seen by switching to rack&pinion and lightweight brakes?

What kind of anti-rolls are you drag guys running, and what kind of power are you making? Are they mounted up in the trunk?

I've been looking at maybe doing a below the axle piece, but not sure if that's the direction I want to go..
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Re: 65 Chevelle Drag Car Build

I am running a BMR anti-roll bar.almost 800 hp works great !


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