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post #31 of 107 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 18, 8:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bringing Big Blocks Back!! Looks awesome Herb!
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much of your build resembles my wish list.

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post #33 of 107 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 18, 9:58 AM
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Hey Herb, you da man. Very impressive...

Here's a link to my 2014 Camaro SS donor to 70 Malibu restomod project:

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post #34 of 107 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 18, 9:21 PM Thread Starter
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much of your build resembles my wish list.
My wish list too!

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post #35 of 107 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 18, 8:32 AM Thread Starter
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Not much too update other than picking up another piece of the puzzle from Bowler Transmissions. Once I get a bellhousing Iíll be able to mock up the engine and trans location.

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post #36 of 107 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 18, 10:11 AM
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Beautiful work sir ! Wish I lived next door to you. Your welding skills are just great.


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Outstanding engineering, fabrication and welding...and photography too...on this project! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.
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post #38 of 107 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 18, 7:29 PM Thread Starter
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Beautiful work sir ! Wish I lived next door to you. Your welding skills are just great.
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Outstanding engineering, fabrication and welding...and photography too...on this project! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.
Well thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words!

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post #39 of 107 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 18, 8:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just a few small updates...

On the engine, I got the cam installed, degreed it (ended up 2* retarded), and checked piston to valve clearance (.120" intake, .160" exhaust). I also installed the rocker stands but I'm going to wait until I get closer to starting the engine before I install the rest of the valve train. No sense putting the valve springs under stress while it sits on the stand.

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Next was a big step forward on this project... separating the body from the chassis! Now that this is done, there's no going back!

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post #40 of 107 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 18, 9:17 AM Thread Starter
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I finally got the nerve to start cutting on the Chevelle. There isnít much original left on this car other than the main body, but I was still fretting cutting it up because of thisÖ

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In the end, my inner Roadkill rose to the occasion and I busted out the sawsall and plasma cutter! The first cut is always the hardest, but once that was done, it was a free for all!

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With the trunk cut out, the next step was the first test fit.

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Of course, once it got close to the frame, I saw a bunch of other stuff in the way, so I cut some more.

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After that second round of cuts everything looked good and I started to lower it down until the rockers hit the frame supports (in the red lines, two on each side). Back up it went and off they came.

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And just like that she fits! As I stared at it, the rear looked really low, so I went out the El Camino and took some measurements to compare. Keep in mind, the chassis is level to the frame table so thereís no rake at all. Compared to the El Camino, the front of the Chevelle is about an inch lower, but the rear is 3-1/2 inches lower! Talk about mind blown! I never realized the El Camino had so much rake to it.

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This view is from the front. Next step is to finish cutting out the floor and tunnel so I can put the new floor supports in.

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Engine compartment looks good. I have to remove the heater box and most of the firewall if I want to move the engine back as far as I originally planned.

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The Ron Sutton 3-link looks happy.

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Imagine this view with 315ís tucked in there!

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heck of an update! No doubt it's a whole new car.

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post #42 of 107 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 18, 8:31 AM Thread Starter
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heck of an update! No doubt it's a whole new car.
Thanks! It's slowly becoming a new car.

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Re: Chevelle 2.0

Does the car have bigger rear wheel tubs,yet?

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post #44 of 107 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 18, 8:36 PM Thread Starter
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Does the car have bigger rear wheel tubs,yet?
Not yet, but I still have a lot of floor left to cut out before I get started on the wheel tubs.
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Re: Chevelle 2.0

Sic build... my hats off to you, some people are just gifted fabricators and you have the gift; me, not so much.

I have a friend that shows up every once and awhile... every time I pull out the welder he's like "give me the fricken welder".

Looking forward to watching your progress on this, gonna be awesome!

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