View Full Version : The Bird finally rolls and sees Light!!!

09-15-2004, 08:30 PM
Well its almost been a year, since the car was dissasembled and put on jack stands, it finally was lowered to the ground and was rolled out into daylight!! a few more months and it will be done! :jump: the only thing that sucks now is that I can' tlook at my super detailed undercarriage anymore :geek:






09-15-2004, 10:17 PM
Looks good dude, can't wait to see it done. You might want to get longer heater hoses though, looks a lot better with out all that AC crapp. start it yet??????

09-15-2004, 10:38 PM
I would love to see that thing in real life!

09-15-2004, 11:35 PM
guys up late? vince, why do i need longer heater hoses? right now they are just laying there because i had to take ou tmy heater core, the heater core pokes out of 2 holes in the heater box, and the heater hoses go on there. 68rs you are about 15minutes away from me!

09-16-2004, 12:03 AM
Nice very very Nice!!!

09-16-2004, 12:16 AM
lookin absolutely sweet yody !!!! :hail: :hail:

btw, nice wheels ! :worship:

colt zantop
09-16-2004, 04:10 AM
Lookin good!!! keep us updated!


09-16-2004, 05:10 AM
Look's good dude!! Are you gonna run a cowl hood?

09-16-2004, 05:17 AM
That is beautiful. You could eat anywhere off of that car its so clean. :yum:

09-16-2004, 05:41 AM
No doubt dude. That is one the most beautiful and detailed second gens I've seen. Great job dude!:worship: Almost makes me want to go work on my 73. If only I weren't so lazy :sleeping:

09-16-2004, 09:40 AM
yody my car will be here this weekend if you want to check it out... same with anyone else in the bay, im not sure weather it will be saturday or sunday but i got a lot of driving to do...
Hit me up on the old email and we can all set something up, if you guys are around...
[email protected]

09-16-2004, 10:05 AM
Hey thanks for the compliments! here is a pic of the undercarriage;

Hey Trilogy, I found some 295's for you, 2 of them brand new, they are local to me, i can get them and ship them to you, email me at
[email protected] if you want them.

Ralph LoGrasso
09-16-2004, 10:10 AM
Lookin' really good, Yody.

09-16-2004, 10:20 AM
That's beautiful! You have really spent some time there. Did you do the paint work yourself, and are the suspension/frame components painted or powdercoated?

09-16-2004, 10:27 AM
thanks, the car was already painted before i did all this, the paint job is "okay" for now. Me and a friend smoothed the entire firewall, we actually cut and rewelded a big section of it in, and painted it along with the undercarriage. The frame, front suspension, rad support, tranny crossmember, leaf springs, and rear end are all powdercoated. ANd dave yes i unfortunately have to run a cowl hood, i want a 3" cowl but it cost $200 more than a 4", and by the looks i might need a 4". THe stock flat hood/formula scoop hoods are a joke, no clearance at all.

09-16-2004, 11:02 AM
thats purdy..... looks like a lot of time well spent yody! :headbang:

09-16-2004, 11:20 AM
Looks great Cody. I hope to catch up sometime in the next 30 years or so.....

09-16-2004, 11:39 AM
Very Very nice work.

09-16-2004, 12:15 PM
what is the height (diameter) of that 295/35ZR19 on the rear of your bird ?

09-16-2004, 12:18 PM
27.1 i sent you an email

09-16-2004, 12:20 PM
27.1 i sent you an email
got the email

09-16-2004, 01:41 PM
Yody, you have a fan here! :usa:
Following your car (stalking? :jawdrop:) for a while now... wish I had the time and funds to get my car to where your's is... please take a look at my "new guy" post and let me know what you think of the plans for my 72...

09-16-2004, 03:20 PM

Nice work! Are those 12" or 13" rotors on the front?

I think what Vince is referring to is routing the heater hoses forward first, then looping them rearward along the fenderwell. There's a picture on my website under the MarkVIII fan installation that shows the forward routing. It makes service work much easier.

09-16-2004, 04:49 PM
Looks really good Cody...almost there!!!! :)

09-16-2004, 06:03 PM
Hell yes!! That car is super clean. You should be very proud of it.

I feel like a wuss now, because I ***** about running out of space at the shop, and most of you guys are working in a 1 car garage with no lift. Great job thus far.

09-16-2004, 07:34 PM
I'd say it's badass, but that just does'nt do it justice!


09-16-2004, 07:45 PM
Thanks everyone! Carl, i didnt want to run the heater hoses along the inner fender because i think it looks funny, the only problem will be taking off the valve cover, but i can just be carefull, i think it looks better this way. keep them coming! Tyler my friend has an even smaller garage than me, he can't even open the doors!!! also those are 13" C5 brakes on the front, but the 19" rims make them look small!!!!

09-16-2004, 09:06 PM
yes bad ass in deed.I can't wait to see that thing going through the corkscrew.
On the heater hoses, Its preferred to support the hoses as close as possible to the core. The hoses get heavy when filled with water. As the engine shakes and the body shifts you'll soon develope a week spot at the core.In your case maybe exasterbated by the weight of heavy braided hose also they appear to have tension on them. Even if slight you may end up with problems. Carls got the right idea, run up along the well and turn back to the block.It might look good if routed along the front of the head. Don't take it wrong... just an idea.

09-16-2004, 09:34 PM
okay makes sense now that you mention the weight of the water, on the other hand the braided line is also more sturdy? the top (longer) line from the core is supported by the heater box, and the bottom line(very short) is really short and is supported by the firewall, but i do see your point, the lines are so expensive i will just have to try this, if its a prob i will change it later. I really appreciate all the good feedback! That is half of the fun of building the car for me. The other half is driving it!!

Little Bob
09-17-2004, 06:03 AM
That has to be the cleanest Bird I've ever seen. You have detailed it to the max. Looks awesome.

09-17-2004, 08:51 AM
yeah, hopefully it will peform as good as it looks!

09-24-2004, 05:28 PM

Allot of money and time,it definitly shows,your on your way
to the cover shots on the magz,its attention to detail like this,lots
of hard work-patience. Looks outstanding yody,very admirable!

09-28-2004, 01:21 AM
sure looks good!! :jawdrop:

Do you have the guts to use it with all that shine? ;)

11-25-2004, 08:57 AM
the c5 brakes fill up the 19's real nice.

i hope my 70 looks 1/2 as nice as yours. beautiful.

11-25-2004, 10:39 AM
WOW.... Nice work. Gives me inspiration....
One day, I too will see the light at the end of the tunnel......

.... Hopefully it's not a Train