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    1. #61
      Join Date
      Sep 2015
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      Country Flag: New Zealand
      that's a cool story man and great that you can build what you want.

      thanks for updating the tread.

    2. #62
      Join Date
      Dec 2015
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      Thanks Motown 454 and Sheepers!

      I finally got my tires mounted and balanced! Quite bit of difference compared to the 14" Magnums and BFG's that were on it.
      For those looking to save some $ I'll continue my previous build costs.
      Those rims are $99 at Summit and they can be drilled in 4 1/2 or 4 3/4 I believe. They are American Racing VN 504, 17x9.
      The 255/40/17 Falken Azenis RT615K+ (200 treadwear) are only $130 a tire and are $50 cheaper a tire than the 275's. I was planning on running 275 squared but a $200 savings will be worth it for now, as that paid for the headers!
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    3. #63
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      Dec 2015
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      Project update: Rebuilt & restored the steering column (new bearings & switch) and finally got to use the new Luisi wheel I've had for years. I swapped out the motor mounts for a nice set made by 68_amx_ls over on Instagram. With those in I was able to get the headers to fit. The drivers side was almost meant to be there, passenger required the BFH to the floor to get things clearance. Headers are Hedman 68020 (for GM A/G body). Trans is mounted onto the stock crossmember that's been moved back on the mounts. I was also able to replace the missing lower crossmember and get the radiator mounted.
      Fan is a new BeCool for 01 Camaro as are the fans and radiator hoses.

      This weeks totals:
      Radiator ($180 Craigslist), Fan assy ($99 Ebay), Hoses ($18 RockAuto), Motor mounts ($15 RockAuto), Headers ($150 Craigslist), Crossmember ($18 Summit), Column switch ($35 Ebay, (I had the bearings)
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    4. #64
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      Dec 2015
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      Test fitting lights, grille, and a 1970 center mounted grille emblem... shop cat approves. This grille is cracked/broken in spots so I may cut the opening for the lights into it. Headlights will have turn signals in them and the turn signal openings in the bumper will become brake cooling ducts.
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    5. #65
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      Can a Kelvinator swallow 275s on the front? I don't think you can get the rims at that price anymore btw, so you really lucked out.
      Red Forman: "The Mustang's front end is problematic; get yourself a Firebird."

    6. #66
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      Dec 2015
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      Country Flag: United States
      68Formula, I'll let you know once I get my suspension kit installed. Yes I did, Summit has several part #'s for those wheels with only one showing a price and June delivery date. Hopefully they get them back in stock again soon so I can buy a couple of spares.

    7. #67
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Location
      eden ga
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      Country Flag: United States
      Looks like a cool project. No many of us weirdos to build AMC cars.

    8. #68
      Join Date
      Dec 2015
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      160
      Country Flag: United States
      Thanks 5spd540! AMC's are unique, that's for sure!

      I built a "Monte Carlo" style bar to brace the shock towers from flexing. I can't drill the mounting holes for it until the coil springs come out, hopefully the front end kit comes soon!
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    9. #69
      Join Date
      Mar 2020
      Location
      Tennessee
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      Looking awesome!! hopefully mine will be out of paint jail soon and can catch up with you.

    10. #70
      Join Date
      Dec 2015
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      Thanks tonyuh60! I hope yours get out of paint jail soon too, that's a super clean car!

      Quick update. I got the boat out of the garage, so I now have a lot more room to work on the car! That will make the wiring go much quicker, which is next up on the list! Hopefully the front end kit will come soon and I can get that donk looking front end level with the rear end. It is definitely lighter up front!
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    11. #71
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      Dec 2015
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      Country Flag: United States
      These pictures are pretty self explanatory of my current progress. It sure is nice to have room to work. I have used a Ron Francis harness in the past on a Road Runner and now a Painless harness in this. I find the Painless harness along with the 100 page manual to be very user friendly and well laid out. The kids are having fun learning how to cut, crimp and solder wires.
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