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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 19, 9:52 AM Thread Starter
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66 Malibu Convertible LS Swap

In the finishing stages of building this 66 convertible for Chuck Frame and ChevelleStuff. I havenít done a full blown build thread on it because honestly I havenít had time and itís insanely time consuming to try and do on a phone.
Hereís the scoop on it....

LS3 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance
A41 Automatic Overdrive trans from SilverSport Tramsmissions
Stage 2 handling suspension from UMI
12 bolt rear fitted with 3.73 gears from Moser Engineering
Tanks Inc fuel tank
Custom built fuel system using Russell parts
Dakota Digital RTX instrument Cluster
Vintage Air
Hooker Blackheart Dual Exhaust
Custom designed Air Intake from Spectre Performance
Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes
Boyd Coddington 17Ē wheels
Original radio rebuilt and converted with modern internals
Wired by American Autowire
Body & paint by Terry Davis
Chassis build and final assembly done in my shop Mid atlantic Muscle Cars.

It will be on display at the Northern Ohio Chevelle Show this week and LS fest in Bowling Green in September.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 19, 1:45 AM
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Beautiful car! geez what does something like that cost? parts list alone is impressive let alone the paint/body work! Bet its quick, handles well and stops well.
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Nice! Looking forward to seeing it at NOCC.

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Very nice! Did you source the intake tube from somewhere or is it a custom piece?

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Beautiful car! geez what does something like that cost? parts list alone is impressive let alone the paint/body work! Bet its quick, handles well and stops well.
The cost to build the car is about 80K. The chassis alone has 25K worth of parts on it. I have about 250 hours in assembly including buillding the chassis. I could sell the car all day long for 120K. Pro Touring cars are Hot night now.
It is very quick. I drove it for about 40 miles on Sunday. I havenít really driven it too aggressively yet through corners. I want to work all the bugs out of it first.
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Very nice! Did you source the intake tube from somewhere or is it a custom piece?
I called Spectre Performance and spent over an hour on the phone with one of their guys designing the air intake setup. All the parts were sourced from them.
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The cost to build the car is about 80K. The chassis alone has 25K worth of parts on it. I have about 250 hours in assembly including buillding the chassis. I could sell the car all day long for 120K. Pro Touring cars are Hot night now.
It is very quick. I drove it for about 40 miles on Sunday. I havenít really driven it too aggressively yet through corners. I want to work all the bugs out of it first.
Decided to take Snow White to Dragway 42 at the NOCC show. With about 75 miles on the old girl Tom ripped off a first pass of 12.58 and then followed that up with a 12.52. No tune yet and no drag radials... we will she will dip into the mid to high 11's without much trouble.
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The pics are great but...to see it in person...WOW!! The design and workmanship are nothing short of amazing. You have outdone yourself,Tom and Chuck...you are going to LOVE this thing!
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The cost to build the car is about 80K. The chassis alone has 25K worth of parts on it. I have about 250 hours in assembly including buillding the chassis. I could sell the car all day long for 120K. Pro Touring cars are Hot night now.
It is very quick. I drove it for about 40 miles on Sunday. I havenít really driven it too aggressively yet through corners. I want to work all the bugs out of it first.
Looks beautiful, When you say building the chassis is this like a custom build or upgrading a stock one ?
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Looks beautiful, When you say building the chassis is this like a custom build or upgrading a stock one ?
The actual frame is the original one to the car. Everything else is modern/upgraded.

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The actual frame is the original one to the car. Everything else is modern/upgraded.
Thanks, I'm in process of starting a very similar build on my 67.

I have the complete power train, brakes and most of the suspension.

I just need a place to work right now..
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Beautiful workmanship.

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