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Old 03-27-2014, 11:17 AM
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Long story short my Dad was mad at me 36 years ago. Called my Chevelle Randy's Rag. It has stuck since. I put a paint spot on the trunk of each and every new car I get and write it in the wet paint. Here is the original trunk lid I still got it from 10 years ago when this circus started.

Anyhow I starting my own thread instead of posting everything in the what have you done to your chevelle thread. Like I did on my van forum when I restored my van. I am learning.

I am at a milestone now. I am wandering around looking for anything I may have missed. I believe the finish bodywork is over. And it is ready for the high build portion of the program. My buddy is saying yea you say that but that other guy will be back soon. Charlie Anal.
I am contemplating the next move now. I go to clean the car and the work area for a while. Give me time to look everything over. It been 10 years so far there isn't any big rush. And I expect it will be years longer before it is completely done. But I would like to complete it before I am to old to drive anymore.

But the rough part is over. It has been a long hard road. Wow these old cars get rough sitting in a field. Here are some progress pics. Last 2 are from today. As I am critiquing what is there looking for issues.

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:26 PM
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It looks solid car to work on and I have seen worst.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:32 PM
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Randy I think that the name "Randys Rag" is cool. I wish that mine had been that solid when I started. You will always have someone who is willing to tell you what you need, what is missing, and what would look good. I guess it would depend on the look you are going for. Do you want to bring it back to original or do you want to finish it with the things you would like in your classic ? Me, I did what I wanted because the cost of trying to go as close to original would have been into the 100K, and my checkbook is nowhere near that.

Since you are in Kentucky I would make the trip up to Strongsville, Ohio for the NOCC show in August. Besides the fact that it is a Chevelle show, you would see so many cars. Some are original, restorations, customs and everything in between. Maybe it would give you some ideas and maybe some contacts to get any parts that you are missing. And if you went you would meet many of the people on this board and have a blast cause the show is so much fun. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:11 PM
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I appreciate the invite. I will look into it. But I got a kid and we both work. Wife is in college. It a 7 day a week deal. So we don't have any days off.

It was pretty rough when I got her. Look in my album. There one pic of the back window area that tells the tale. That is why it took so long. I had years of metalwork. Welding in metal. I re did the frame, rear and front end. Modified things. It is a SS Malibu clone and will never be sold so I am not hurting its value. Like I said if I had not taken it with the SS it was going to be crushed the next day.

It was a blue car the color that turns green as it fades. With white and black interior. Power steering with air car. 307 2 speed powerglide.
No I not going original it will be a SS clone. Power steering brakes, I got the booster already, air conditioned car.
04 impulse blue with black stripes. SS lower blackout. Black vynal top. I already studded it. Black interior. Interior SS emblems will be 69 just because i like the look better. I have the roll tach cluster I kept from the SS.
My avitar is a photoshopped redition of what i want it to be.

Drive train is a 454 4 bolt block. Still to be built laying in the garage. I going to port a set of Pro Comp heads, roller cam. 496 it. I got a 11 inch clutch.
I rebuilt a 68 muncie, I got hurst shifter. Rear end is rebuilt with a Pro seiries posi 3.73 gears. All richmond and eaton parts.
I got alot of money sunk in her already despite the way it looks.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:31 AM
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Sounds like a cool build. Built mine from the ground up.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:50 AM
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I been working alot. But in any spare time sanding the painted section of dash.
I skim coated it. Nothing wrong just smoothing out the factory stamping.
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It is cold and raining here. I waiting for it to dry out so I can move stuff out and clean up this dust bowl work area.

Next plan of attack is high build it all. Then take apart the front end for the last time. Touch up the hot rod black on the firewall I messed up working in the windshield track area. Paint the dash and glove box. Jamb under the hood. Reassemble and line up that mess again. This time put the inner wheel wells and lower fender braces in for good. Install the windsheild. So I can stop worrying about breaking it moving it around.

Rinse and repeat with the trunk and each door. That ought to keep me busy a while.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:17 AM
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Its been rainy and cold here too ,now its sunny and cold ,time to go work on my truck some . You are making good progress .
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Not sure why when you click on the pictures for a larger version nothing happens. Hard to see wiith the little pictures. I just get a blank screen. You can start an alblum on here and just click on the img and copy it at the bottom of the picture and post it in your post.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:54 AM
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Not sure why when you click on the pictures for a larger version nothing happens. Hard to see wiith the little pictures. I just get a blank screen. You can start an alblum on here and just click on the img and copy it at the bottom of the picture and post it in your post.
I am new here. I will figure it out. But I will try that later when I am on the main computer. I sneaking in some work between church and my kids soccer game.
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Okay I think I got this figured out now. Here are the last 2 and 2 from this morning. Glove box ready to prime and wrapped till it is time.




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