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  1. #101
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    Default More Progress

    Jeff continuing work on the Rad Support:



    "Mini Tubbing" the inner fenders to fit the 275's:



    Installing a new door skin:



    Kindigit handle getting installed on passenger side





    Finally got down the see the car in person, got some snaps of the current state:



    Checking steering clearance, it's about 1 full turn of the steering wheel from center to get to full lock:








    Playing with side exit exhaust placement, trunk will need some modification to be able to fit these in.



  2. #102
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    Looking good!
    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
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  3. #103
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    Default Suspension


    Test fitting rear air bags. You would think if you buy a brand new frame and specify the exact suspension being used that it will bolt together nice and easy. Not the case, the brackets Art Morrison put on the frame don't allow the suspension with the bushings installed (supplied by Art Morrison) to slide in. Jeff had to machine down the bushing to make them narrower which will also limit the ability for the end to rotate. When we looked at it there doesn't look like there will be any binding though. Also the lower stand offs weren't the correct size and Jeff also had to machine those to be able to fit the Ride tech bags...buying new doesn't mean easy sometimes I guess...





    Checked ride heights and suspension limits, It doesn't look crazy low from the side when the suspension is fully compressed but you can see the front cross member for the frame get's very close to the ground :surprise:









  4. #104
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    Some more pics from my visit:








    Checking location and placement of the Accuair Endo VT tank and compressors, the trunk will have a false floor in it to fit misc things to keep it looking clean.




    Test Fitting the seats to find out where they need to be placed for me and the height. The front seats need to come down a bit and the rear seats need to come down a lot on the back rests. The seats (front and rear) are super comfy though, they are from a 2006 GTO.






  5. #105
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    Default Update due

    Hope everyone had a great holiday season. The chevelle had some work done to it...

    Here's a video of Jeff working on the Kindigit Handles:




    And measuring for the new driveshaft:




    Jeff got what he needed done for mods on the frame so he split the body and send all the undercarriage out for powder coating.
















    And a video of Jeff speaking about said powder coating:



  6. #106
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    Jeff has started finish welding the body on the chevelle and making some brackets for the firewall. Which included the cut out to make clearance for the high pressure pump on the LT4









  7. #107
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    Your parts look great, I'll be watching for more.
    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
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    Default Long Overdue

    Well we are long overdue for an update!
    A lot has been going on, and Jeff got a lot done on the car

    Here is a video of Jeff continuing on the Firewall doing some metal shrinking:




    Then he moved to the interior to do the DBW pedal mount and pedal box



    Replacing the Dutchman Panel:



    Shaving Drip Rails: (Did I mention a lot of work has been going on? haha)



    Frame: Jeff got the frame back from powder coat and start assembling, it's starting to look pretty badass, got the Driveshaft shop driveshaft installed, brakes, brake lines, fuel lines etc.










    Also got 90% of the other power coating done, a lot of black, ended up coating the stock LT4 manifold, heat shields, and cylinder heads in a high temp black coating as well to keep things looking good under the hood.








  10. #110
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    Default Exhaust

    Side, rear quarter exhaust on a 1966 Chevelle is not as easy as I thought it would be!
    Jeff had to get creative to make it work. I was back and forth with this idea and was debating scrapping the whole thing and doing dumps instead.
    We ended up going ahead with it, he installed the 3 inch exhaust to the tips, then covered the 3 inch pipe with a 4 inch pipe. The inside of the trunk he made the compartments you see to enclose the whole thing from the trunk area.

    Only time will tell if it will all hold up, finger crossed but Jeff did some great work on it so Iím sure it's going to be a reliable system.














  11. #111
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    Default Paint

    PAINT…It’s finally time to put some colour on this bad boy. I had a custom House of Kolor colour mixed by Jim Hetz of Hetz Studios, took about 3 rounds of samples for me to choose a colour and I ended up choosing the very first one he made haha. Funny thing about that too is the first one he made was a mistake, he used the wrong clear coat. Originally I was going to go with flat paint, which is what I asked for in the samples but he ended up sending me the glossy ones…he sent me a new batch with the flat klear and I just ended up falling in love with the glossy clear!

    Anyways here is a couple pics of it in the paint shop and a video of Jeff touring the shop with the owner








    They finished the firewall first so Jeff can mount the body back on the frame and send it back for final paint and gapping…
    The colour turned out exactly the way I wanted, dark in the shadows but bright in the sunlight! It’s very orange but that’s what I wanted, super happy with the way it turned out. They also got the bed liner put on the bottom of the car too.













    A video of Jeff picking up the car, getting it put back on the frame and getting back to the paint shop in 24 hours...He also put the air suspension through a cycle so you can see the car through its height range


  12. #112
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    Making lots of progress! Looks great. Thanks for the updates.
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    Todd
    1965 Chevelle SS

  13. #113
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    Fantastic!

  14. #114
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    Default Getting closer to full colour

    Car is moving along in paint...not as fast as we would have liked but moving forward never the less. The car is now primed and should have it Lizard skin done now. Next steps is jambs and final colour!











    Jeff Also released some videos for working on the cowl and one of the re-production trunk needing to be widened to make up the gaps it was leaving...Also one for creating the spoiler on the trunk...check them out!






  15. #115
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    The car is looking great I've been watching Jeff work on the car in his videos, The color looks Killer!! It's going to be Sweet when it's all painted. Keep the updates coming.
    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
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