75 Bumblebee LT4 Gen V swap

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  1. QUAKE_WARS

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    Looks awesome. I like the house.
     
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    that garage almost looks like it has a house attached to it. That's a bonus!
     
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    haha
    the garage is about 1/3 of the entire house
    It's my first home, I'm only 23 so it's good enough.
    The backyard is massive though which is hard to come by in california.
    Heres a picture I took as I was moving, the camaro made it all the way to it's new home without issue. Struggled to start but after that went all the way.
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    From here, I'm not entirely sure what I will do, but I'm going to change the registration to non op and probably start gutting it to do body work. I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions regarding that.
     
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    congrats! I bought my first home in CA when I was 26 myself. I am still in that same house more than 25 years and a few major remodels later!
     
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    Congrats. Where in ca?
     
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    I'm in a new development near the hard rock casino they just threw up north of Sacramento
     
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    been a few months since I've posted on this thread, not much has changed on the car. Dad got me spark plugs for Christmas and car runs great now. That will be short lived here as I plan to start pulling it apart once it gets warmer and change the registration to non op.

    Bought my dad the welder, was originally going to get him a miller, but hobart is made by the same people and was $500 cheaper with the same features aside from auto set (which wasn't worth the extra money personally)
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    Around march I intend to bring it to bare metal one panel at a time and then laying down SPI epoxy so I can do body work without worrying about rust.

    The car most likely won't be painted any time soon as I'm told it's good practice to do that last after you install all hardware so you don't have to cut extra holes. I would imagine the body work would keep me busy though, so might as well start that now.

    Talked to keith at customworks the other day about suspension, I plan to buy some parts relatively soon so I can clean up the front subframe once it's out and install new parts.
    I might give PTFB a call as well and compare products, from my understanding they aren't on good terms.
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    Got shelves set up in my garage, also got both of my great grand fathers tool boxes (both shown, other one in the back is hard to see)

    Realistically I don't have any more excuses to start taking the car apart as I have everything I need including a crap load of air tools..... so I'll probably start asking of help taking out the interior soon. I can't imagine it will be too hard as it's already missing a bunch of stuff.
     
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    That was a pretty good write up.
    I did learn something though, I did not know they gave one of the cars a 400ci engine, I thought it was just a stock 350. The shot in the movie of the engine bay is 100% cgi...The headers also come up and go into the wheel wells for whatever reason...which is how I justify taking creative liberties under the hood.
    The other thing my car that is "wrong" is the wheels in the front. That changed the width depending on the stunt car they used. In the newest movie he has 7inch wide wheels, that's safer and more standard, so I'm going with that.
     
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