My 74 Bumblebee. Check it out.

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  1. West Texas Z

    West Texas Z Veteran Member

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    1974 Bumblebee

    This is my car, I've been on the site for a while now and I figured I should post up some pics. I'm a 25 year old college kid on a budget and I've been working on it since the day I bought it last year. Its came a long way and I'm pretty proud of the progress I've put in it. I was actually looking for a 5.0 Mustang to tell you the truth but I've fallen in love with it and I'm having a blast building her up and I hope kids fall in love with it too at the shows. BTW, I'm building her up to look like the Bumblebee from Transformers. I think kids would flip. Lol

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    Modified Chevy 350 with around 5000 miles
    World Product Sportsman II heads 2.020''x1.600''
    Manley Street-Flo forged steel valves intake,1.600''exhaust, 11/32''x7 Hardened steel locks.
    Hardened steel guide plates. (Heads were about 1000)
    Hardened Pushrods
    Lunati cam .515/.515, duration 246/246 @ 050''1.6 rockers
    Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap intake.
    Holley 750 Double Pumper with Pro Form Main body
    Chrome Holley Performance Fuel Pump
    K&N Xtream air filter
    Perma-Cool 16" Electric fan
    CSR Electric Water Pump
    Dyno-Max ceramic coated headers with 3'' piping
    Flowmaster Super+44 series dumped before the axle.
    Accel Super Conductor distributor
    New Accel 8MM wires
    Shielded Boot Protectors
    Chrome Fuel Filter
    Electric Vacuum Pump
    Grove Components brackets
    Turbo TH350 transmission with less than 500 miles
    TCI Street Fighter stall converter
    Shift kit B&M Megashifter.
    Stock rear with 4.56 gears, chrome cover
    Traction control bars / subframe connecters/air shocks.
    4'' fiberglass cowl induction hood
    Chrome bumpers.
    Tons of Chrome in the engine
    All new lights: front, rear and sides from Classic.
    Roll Cage
    Roll Cage Padding
    Autometer Tach
    New black Head liner
    New Door Sills from Fisher
    Racing Helmet
    Harris Speed Works Nitrous Kit
    DUAL purge kit from NOS
    Earls Nitrous gauge
    Prime chrome wheels with new tires rear 295/60/15's.
    JVC cd player
    Year One Dash
    Year One Weather Strip
    Grant Steering Wheel
    Custom Door Panels
    Interior was gutted with black bucket leather racing seats with 5 point harness.

    It includes new door jams, a new rear spoiler, and new trunk. New power steering pump, new brake booster. New door hinges, new coolant reservoir tank, of course the Transformers Autobot horn. (just like in the movie), and a trunk battery relocation kit with the aluminum box.



    Let me know what you think. THANKS.
     
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  2. 71FBody

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    Bodywork looks good, Im glad yours isnt dented like the movie car. Your location is Lubbock but you have a New Mexico plate? Im from Albuquerque and never see anybody from New Mexico on this site.
     
  3. West Texas Z

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    lol, yeah, I'm from Lubbock but I havent changed the registration yet. (dont tell!) I'm about to in a few weeks. I'm still sporting the NM plates until then. I got so caught up restoring the car I kinda forgot. lol

    The car was originally built in Hobbs and sold to a college kid here then sold it to me a few months later. I've restored it from bumper to bumper. The motor and roll cage was the only thing in the car that was good when I got it. I've done the rest with my dad. Paint isnt as great as I'd wanted it to be but it works and get alot of complitments. I need to install the Nitrous soon. Any pics of yours man?
     
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    WOW! Really sweet ride! Love the look and sound.. Nicely done!
     
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    looks good bro. im attempting to do something similar. im not sure if you are going for the full replica or not but yours looks to be very nice indeed. the 3 movie cars they had, as im sure you know, were all '76s, and had the GMPP 330HP crate engines in them with Chevy Nova seats. where did you pick up the AutoBot horn button? ive been looking for that thing too. i cant wait to repaint my camaro. itll be the same as yours more than likely.

    i find most REAL transformers fans wont like our movie replicas, as the original in the cartoon was a VW. but for those that liked the movie and didnt see or remember the original i doubt they know the difference in what year camaro was used, as long as its the same second gen body, IMO.

    looks great, keep on keeping on,
    79HumbleBee
     
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    LOOKs Nice, Just sharin a little big bumper love;)
     
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    Sweet ride man. I too live in Lubbock and I'm currently doing a resto-mod 1980 Z28 with T-tops. I'd love to see your car in person. You actually filmed it at 4-corners gas station not far from my house. I'd like to find out who did your body work and paint. It's not so easy to find someone that will do quality "restoration" work in this town. I'm in the motor building phase right now but i'm almost finished and I'll start on the suspension next. Anyway, great car.
     
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    Woah. Thats crazy. I did film it at 4 Corners. lol I had the work done at Roys Body shop in Lubbock. Its on North University right in front of Cavasos Jr. High. He took alomost a year to do the work but I'm impressed. His body work is better than paint. But I'd give it a B+.

    PM me your address and number. I'd love to see yours.


    do you have a link to yours? :happy:


    Yeah they were all 76's and the rear window is full compared to my round one. As for the interior, screw that. lol I'm not doing the yellow and purple seats. I like my all black interior with my cage and 5 point racing seats. :p

    As for the horn? I had to do some online searching and found one on Ebay. You can pickup the Grant Steering wheel at Vato Zone for about $50. DONT BUY ONLINE. I think they go for $250+ there! :eek:
     
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    That Is ..........................awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
     
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    Thanks!
     

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