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    1. #1
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      New Project - 57 Chevy z06 / 4l80e

      It looks like my dad got the bug. We bought a 57 Chevy last weekend and he plans to have it finished by Good Guys Columbus 07 or at least that is the current goal.
      here are the specs:
      Jim Meyer Complete Chassis w/ Wilwood brakes
      Street & Performance Fuel injected ls6 Zo6 405 hp
      Street & Performance ac, alt, ps and water pump
      Street & Perfromance Chrome plated brackets and acc serpentine set up.
      4l80e Automatic Transmission
      Strange 9" Third member, 3.70 posi
      Vintage air poilshed ac condensor
      Polished cross flow radiator
      Rock Valley Stainless Fuel Tank in intank pump
      Billet Specialties Chicanes 18" front and 20" rear
      Nitto 235/40/zr18 front and Nitto 305/40/20 rear
      All the original chrome was re-plated at sherms in California.
      Pinkees Rod Shop in Windsor Colorado hand fabricated the center console, inner fender panels, firewall, mounted master under the dash, installed the Ididit tilt column, Lokar shifter and brake lines. They also repaired any rust and replaced with new metal.
      Underneath the car is lined with Superliner.
      http://www.sportmachines.com/gallery/57-Chevy



      marty-mj
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    2. #2
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      I am completly open to any and all idea's you guy's want to share. So please post away and give me all of your idea's and suggestions.







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    3. #3
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      Car was picked up and sent down to Kenny Davis Hot Rods

      here are the pics from 09-26-06

      Kenny sent some pics yesterday.



      looks like they are going to have to make some inner fenders





      that's it for this week
      marty-mj
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    4. #4
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      10-09-06 Update - pics to follow
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      Wow! What an awesome project! I really like what is done to the engine compartment. And the stance looks killer! What color you going with? Wild or mild? Maybe a metallic Orange like house of color with a white top. Or maybe...

      Man! I really like that. Keep us posted. A'ight?

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      Headed down to Kenny's Shop this weekend. Meet up with Kenny, Travis and Kenny Sr. to look at the progress and talk about everybody's goals for the car. Good thing we all agreed on the future of this project. Build or Bust Baby.

      The Guy's worked the inner/inner fenders to fill the void looking through the grille.



      This is the panel at the back of the wheel well.



      A closer look at the panel. You can also see the panel that is going to close the void by the steering column



      Once we were done looking at all the progress up on the lift. We took it off the lift so we could get a good look at the stance.







      When we got home on Saturday. Kenny called me to tell me that he and already cut the exhaust off and re-routed it above the axle and out the side. These guy's are cranking.

      Did I mention that my Dad couldn't have been happier with the progress of the car and the group of guy's working on it. He even said he was thinking about flying down there every weekend just to hang out.
      marty-mj
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    7. #7
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      Quote Originally Posted by 73z-6sp
      Wow! What an awesome project! I really like what is done to the engine compartment. And the stance looks killer! What color you going with? Wild or mild? Maybe a metallic Orange like house of color with a white top. Or maybe...

      Man! I really like that. Keep us posted. A'ight?
      Yep it's gonna be a wild color Bob Thrash is working on the colors. Believe it or not Orange has been talked about. The minute we have a rendering i'll post some pics.
      marty-mj
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    8. #8
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      wow thats sweet ..is it ever gonna be down to rad rides?..im only 20 mins from there love to see it in person..
      Darrin Stalnecker
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    9. #9
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      Awesome project! How about one of these (paddle shifter) to go with that 4L80E:



      www.twistmachine.com

    10. #10
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      nice project!
      What about painting it Lamborghini orange, thats one of the colors I consider for my Chevelle (together with Lamborghini green and black)
      Have Fun!
      André

      2009 Chrysler 300C Touring.
      3.0 liter V6 diesel, five speed auto, black with light grey leather.
      1968 Chevelle Coupe.
      355cid, Viper T56, Corvette C4 IRS (Dana 44) and Corvette C4 IFS with Porsche 6piston Brembo's.
      1980 Chevy Van (shortie G10).
      355cid, TH350, 8.5" 10bolt posi and Belltech spindles.
      2000 BMW 540i Wagon. (FOR SALE €7K)
      4.4 liter V8, six speed manual, lowered and with Bilstein B8's, silver with black leather.
      2001 Ford Focus Wagon.
      1.8 liter turbo diesel, and a whoppin 90HP.:bsjerk:
      1968 Benelli Motorella
      foldable 50c scooter to go in a car trunk.
      2x '90s Yamaha TZR 2stroke bikes.
      one 125cc one cylinder and one will be 350cc two cylinder.

    11. #11
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      That would be awesome in the car

      PS - Kenny and I are going to convice him he needs one of these

      Quote Originally Posted by Ralph LoGrasso
      Awesome project! How about one of these (paddle shifter) to go with that 4L80E:



      www.twistmachine.com
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      Quote Originally Posted by dropit69
      wow thats sweet ..is it ever gonna be down to rad rides?..im only 20 mins from there love to see it in person..
      I am sure at some point it will be done there
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    13. #13
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      Okay saw this in the web and decided to buy it. The only problem i have had so far is trying to stop painting my car. It's a blast and great for giving you idea's for your car. It was only $60.00 so i my eye's it's money well spent.


      The image quality has been reduced by my web gallery. I can't seem to figure out how to stop it from doing that.










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      electric blue and white or platnium....awesome looking ride..

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      Quote Originally Posted by syborg tt

      wtf ???

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      hehehe..looks like he missed the white or platinum....:3gears:

    18. #18
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      The 57 looks great, that will make for a great car.My suggestion is have a rendering done of the car.Its money well spent.There is nothing worse than having a mental image in your head and then see it in life and think.Thats not really what I had in mind! This will also keep yourself and your builder on the same page.Try Ben Hermance at [email protected] he is great to work with. Just my o2. Tim

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      Quote Originally Posted by syborg tt
      Too Pimp.
      Nick R.
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      08 HHR SS - Still Stock for now
      Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before? Are you out there on the front lines, or at home keeping score?
      Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate? Would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

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      lol - What Kenny you don't like it. This HOK Paint thing is way to much fun. You see that car with pink flames it looks even hotter. We bought the software to play with colors and just get some idea's. Well worth the $60.00.

      Actually i hired Bob Thrash to do a rendering. It should be done right before Kenny leave's for Sema. I am hoping to have it in his hands before he fly's out in two weeks.
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