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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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First off sorry about your loss...and secondly I like the history of your car and that it’s going to be therapy in doing your build it’ll feel good and my kinda therapy. I knew that was the high desert area I’ve passed through that area for years when i was a contractor and have now relocated for my job to Nevada. By the way welcome to the forum tons of great guys here that will enjoy watching your build as well as helping if you need it. Anyways enjoy your build and get that car ready for some more date nights.
Thanks a bunch. I’m in Henderson as well, so I’m sure you’ll see it before too much longer. I was origyshooting for the huge car show in mesquite at the end of Jan, but there’s no way I can get her done by then.

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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered up my wheels yesterday. Got a smokin’ deal on them at BB Wheels. Ridler 695MB. 17x7/front, 17x8/rear. I am already running 235/45-17 on the front, and 245/45-17 on the rear
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I just ordered up my wheels yesterday. Got a smokin’ deal on them at BB Wheels. Ridler 695MB. 17x7/front, 17x8/rear. I am already running 235/45-17 on the front, and 245/45-17 on the rear
If it aint to late, order up some 8" for the front, it will handle better. Lots of us run 225s on 8" square in autocrosses and whahoo Very nice balance and quick turn-in because the tire sides are parallel - that is unless you are a drag racer who likes bigs and smalls which will make it push.

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Just about ready to mate up the motor to the trans. Need to get the flywheel/clutch installed first, then slide them together. Then after cleaning up and painting the engine bay, I’ll drop them in. I will be doing a fair bit of fabrication under hood. Custom built core support, connected tubular montecarlo bar/export brace/upper shock mounts, and a bunch of aluminum sheet metal panels to cover certain areas. With the holidays here, work will stop on it until the first of the year, then I’ll hit it hard again with all of these items.
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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Fresh built ‘85 5.0 T5
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Some more parts showing up, including my wheels, and my custom 13.5” carbon fiber steering wheel.
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Dang man, you’re getting a bunch of cool toys. Hurry up and finish this thing so I can drool over pics.

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Dang man, you’re getting a bunch of cool toys. Hurry up and finish this thing so I can drool over pics.
Haha thanks Man. I am building this thing as a true custom. With a nod to the Ring Brothers style of building. Not at all keeping anything original style. Just not my style. Lol

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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Wheels mounted
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More updates. Just about down with all of the little details on the motor. It’s all about the details.
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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-05-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dove in head first this morning. Now that the fun part is done, meaning the motor build, time to get down and dirty. 54 years of dirt and grime accumulation, adds up. The radiator support was in pretty bad shape, and I didn’t do it any favors when I pulled the motor and trans together. Since this is a full custom build, and being a chassis fabricator, I will be building a custom radiator core support, as well as full Monte Carlo support/export brace/coil over mounts.
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Here my latest update. I’ve got the front end all cleaned up and painted. All new front suspension, coilovers and brakes. All new steering linkage on its way also. I will probably build new outer tie rods/adjusters for bump steer correction. My E2 nose arrived as well.
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Motor/trans is in! Headers installed. Now working on all plumbing under the hood. Just about ready to fabricate my core support/radiator mount, all of my engine bay bracing, and shock mounts.
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 01:21 PM
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Looking great- Nice detail!!
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