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  1. #1
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    Hows it going guy, Ive started a new project, and wanted to share on here.. It was a 1986 Grand National with 76k mikes, had a little of a built motor and has ran 11's in the 1/4(not me the previous owner. Well being a guy who cant leave crap alone I decided to rip her apart. I have bought a LT1 motor, a LT4 Blower, have a Texas Speed cam kit, a Wegner front Accessory drive, a built TR6060 with a 4th gen Fbody tail housing. I have some pics of what she looked like and will start with those. I have CCW's 18x9 front and 18x11.5 rear,(255 front and 315 rear) full Baer brakes, Quick Performance rear end. Im smoothing the firewall, pulling spare tire bump, adding Vintage air.. I notched the frame and added a ton of reinforcing, and boxed the frame, the frame is over at powder coating. I have a full QA1 coilover suspension, AGR steering box, aluminum bumper mounts, Griffen Radiator, Im adding a Dakota Digital dash, doing a PSI Harness, tore/tearing out all wiring and adding a american autowire kit, bought a GNX flare fit, and adding the GNX fender vents to help with keeping motor cooler., doing the Corbeau seats that look almost factory to a GN.. Car should be awesome. Shooting for 700 rwhp.. I blame this on Don Hutton, as Im in a holding pattern with paint(he is a popular guy) and I bore easily





















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    “I blame this on Don Hutton, as I’m in a holding pattern with paint”

    LOL, did your wife buy that story? I told my wife the 57 Caballero purchase was your fault because you bought my 69 Camaro project.

    Your garage is a mess, I’ve never seen it looking like that.

    Don
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    Very nice! Looking forward to following along. What are you going to do for a fuel tank and pump?
    Lance
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    yeah, Im project heavy right now, garage is kinda clean now.... and my wife doesnt buy it either... I dont know how this showed up



    Quote Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
    “I blame this on Don Hutton, as I’m in a holding pattern with paint”

    LOL, did your wife buy that story? I told my wife the 57 Caballero purchase was your fault because you bought my 69 Camaro project.

    Your garage is a mess, I’ve never seen it looking like that.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSLance View Post
    Very nice! Looking forward to following along. What are you going to do for a fuel tank and pump?
    Im gonna do the stock tank with upgraded pumps.. the good thing lots of options for a GN

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    Looks like a good start with the framework. I see you're going with the GN flares now. What size wheels you end up settling for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcustomz View Post
    Looks like a good start with the framework. I see you're going with the GN flares now. What size wheels you end up settling for?
    18x11.5 and 18x9 with a 255 and 315

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    Looks like a great project and one helluva start! You can easily fit 275/35/18 on the front. I'm running four of those on my 78 Malibu

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    I like where this is going!



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