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Old 12-16-2007, 10:21 PM
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1968 Chevelle Project

Here is the current hotrod project in the shop as we speak.



It is a 1968 Chevelle Malibu and came with this hacked together small block with a blower slapped on it



I pulled the motor the other day and found the work of the previous owner/builder ( if he is even allowed to be called a builder)

Thats the mount on the drivers side and it was just sitting on the frame! There were no welds and not even any holes drilled for bolts!!!!

At least on the passenger side he at least welded it to the frame.

There is much more quality work done thruout the rest of the car. More pics to come once i dig in a little more.

Here is the motor I just finished assembling.






For those that are interested its a fully built all aluminum LS2. Stroked and bored to 408 cu in. Forged rods, crank, pistons blah blah blah. Basically you can't put any more parts into this thing! Except for a blower which is coming soon enough! It is fully fuel injected with coil on plug ignition.

The transmission is a 4l80e built my myself as well. It has the hardened sprag race, input shaft and drums. With a custom converter, transgo extreme shift kit, custom aluminum pan. Its a bombproof transmission that will take anything the owner can throw at it!

Here is the stainless gas tank I built for the intank high flow EFI fuel pump. It fits in the stock location. Its ashame that its going under the car where no one will see it!


Next up on the list is shaving the firewall, full tube chassis with C5 corvette front suspension, stainless tig welded exhaust, some type of intake plumbing, custom engine aluminum engine cover and much more!
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:33 PM
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I was impressed with your fuel tank the first time I seen it. This is gonna be a fun thread to watch!!
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:35 PM
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I'll be watching closely!
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:57 PM
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Whatcha' gonna do with the old blower??



Nice work on the tank BTW!




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Old 04-02-2008, 10:17 PM
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Well i finally got to bending some tube for this chevelle chassis project.

First i put the old frame on my chassis table and carefully measured everything. I'm fitting this frame to the exsisting body so all the boy mounts have to line up. I laid out all the body mount locations and measured a bunch of other stuff then took the frame off and started bending!



Here's the brakes that will be going on the front along with all z06 front suspension and a thunderbird steering rack







The drivetrain is a stroked out built to the max LS2, 4l80e transmission, 12 bolt rear with Z06 corvette suspension

There are still ALOT more tubes to be added, and the pics don't really do it justice. I was talking with the owner today and he mentioned that he would like to take it to chevelleabration in tenn. during the 2nd week in june. We'll see!!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:35 AM
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This is going to be a cool build. Are you using Bend Tech for your tube bending? Is this car going to get a cage also? Please keep us updated
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:27 AM
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Oh god. Its beautiful.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:48 AM
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I'm not using bendtech. I lay out all the bends on the floor or in my head.

Its not getting a roll cage.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:18 AM
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Thats a real nice gas tank!

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Old 05-05-2008, 08:25 AM
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Any more updates...How is the frame coming along..
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