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post #16 of 545 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 11:24 AM
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OK, suspense is killing me.

1) Does it have a motor?
2) transmission?
3) Suspension?
4) Axle?

You know, the fundamentals.

With my feeble experience I can tell you that you are going to replace a lot of sheet metal and anything that was ever supposed to be rubber.

If you wanted a project, that car would be it.
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OK, suspense is killing me.

1) Does it have a motor?
2) transmission?
3) Suspension?
4) Axle?

You know, the fundamentals.

With my feeble experience I can tell you that you are going to replace a lot of sheet metal and anything that was ever supposed to be rubber.

If you wanted a project, that car would be it.
No motor or trans, suspension and rear yes, but even those will be replaced.

Plans call for a blown 460 with a C 6, back half car,..not much will be saved / used other than what we bought, pretty much just looking for a shell. This'll be a very old school, Pro Street, weekend toy

Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
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Damn that's a long way to go to get a car! Looks like a nice start. For what you have planned. How long do you plan till its finished? Double it lol best of luck,I have been fixing mine for 21 years and hope to finish it soon.i have changed the motor. 5 times 3 transmissions rear end 2 times but plan to change motor this spring trans and rear end in the fall.the hardest part is knowing when to stop and enjoy it .good luck Larry
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the hardest part is knowing when to stop and enjoy it.

Not sure just what you're talking about,....are you saying that there is actually a point where you get to stop, the work is all done and all you have to do is enjoy the fruit of your hard labor, I don't believe you, Blasphemy!

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We live in New Orleans, the car is a 15 hr drive north,..damn, thats a long azz drive, but the car is just what we're looking for, $400.00 is a steal and my co-pilot and I get to spend time together on a pretty cool super road trip.

The plans call for us leaving after work, packing clothes, picking up a U-haul trailer, getting road trip supplies and getting on the road ASAP.

If we leave, around 7:00 pm ish, we'll get up there around 9:00 - 10:00 in the morning, load it up, take care of the paperwork at the notary and be back on the road. A major catch if that we can't stop to sleep and still be up there before the notary leaves Sat afternoon,...so the plans call for much Mt. Dew and 5 hr energy drinks. Co-pilot gets to sleep, benefits of being a 14 yr old kid.

Buckle up Tanner, we've got a road trip to make, "lets hit it dad!!".
OK, so off from work, run over to U Haul, quick stop at Walmart for roadtrip supplies then we hit the road.

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Supplies bought, route mapped out, we're loaded up and ready to go,..I have no idea what 5 hr energy tastes like, but this is one helleva trip,..we'll be able to give first hand feedback on this product very soon. Yes that's Mt Dew mixed in with the 5 Hr energy,.."We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there,....." you know the rest.


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Israel, you're such a tease.

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Work with me now,....



My copilot didn't feel the need for quite the documentation of our trip as I did,..."Dad, lets just get going, they know what sandwiches and drinks in an ice chest look like,...you're embarassing me,. people are looking at us!"

"Just one more shot Tanner, turn the Pop Tarts a little more to the right."

"Crap dad lets go"

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Work with me now,....



My copilot didn't feel the need for quite the documentation of our trip as I did,..."Dad, lets just get going, they know what sandwiches and drinks in an ice chest look like,...you're embarassing me,. people are looking at us!"

"Just one more shot Tanner, turn the Pop Tarts a little more to the right."

"Crap dad lets go"
Lol sounds exactly like my son p.s. you can't forget the oreos

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Great story, your journey appears to be as entertaining as the car will be when completed!
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Ok, so its 9:00 and we finally hit then road, so far the co-pilot is holding up fine, bedtime is usually around 10:00 ish, but we're on a super cool road trip, talking about whatever.

Coupla hours into the trip, first gas stop and he's still wide awake, totally enjoying the dad / son time.



Second stop and I've still got a co-pilot



"Houston,..we have a problem."


Little bit after we pull out onto the road and I'm driving solo, sunrise is nowhere in sight and the fun of this roadtrip is just beginning.

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Driving solo really sucks, especially at night,...pretty much doing whatever I can to stay awake, Mt Dew and I are on a first name basis and have been for the last coupla hours,...look down at my watch and I've been up for 24 hrs now,...5:30 am.




24 hrs and we're still nowhere close to being there, probably got another 8 hrs or so,...TIME TO PULL OUT THE BIG GUNS.




5 hr energy and the smell of a 13 yr old boy's feet,...hopefully that'll keep me wired for a while longer

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Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
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Well, if one don't do it, the other should! Good luck, and keep posting!

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ROAD TRIP!!

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I hear sunflower seeds work great for staying awake on long trips.
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