1971 Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1971BB427, Oct 16, 2009.

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    1971BB427JR New Member

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    I like the full shot!!!!!

    I'm thinking we need one of the camaro and the Austin together....
     
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    You need to come down so we can get an action shot of the two facing off against each other! :)
     
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    Hey Val, Any new Additions to the Camaro since I seen you last at PIR?
     
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    grey pearl beast.

    wow val thats a sweet ride u got there,also love ur austin gasser,nice intake on there,been thinking of running one of them myself,keep up the good work,u have an amazing car there.
     
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    coolest car on nasty Z in my opinion. It's going to be tough for me not to clone this thing by the time I'm done with mine:bowtie:

    How do you like the ladder bar setup? been thinking about those lakewoods, do they still allow the rear suspension to travel or is it stiff as a board?

    How did you go about mounting the cowl gauges, those are awesome!
     
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    Sorry, didn't get any notice of your post, so just found it!
    The Lakewoods are a pain in the rear to mount. Very poorly designed for a bolt on setup, and they required a lot of modification to make them fit. Definitely not a bolt on item. They don't make the rear too stiff, but they sure make things hook up better to the road, and eliminate wheel hop!
    I built a frame out of 3/8" rod that mounts to the cowl, under the hood, and extends up above hood height. Then welded mounting bracket plates for each individual gauge pod to bolt to. After that I pinted it with Hammerite silver, and mounted everything. My old hood had vents to mount to and the new cowl hood didn't, so I needed to make something to accomdate the gauges.
    Have at copying! No problem to me! The Camaro is going up for sale soon, so it will be somebody else's to worry about copying! 38 yrs. is long enough to own one car!
     

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