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Old 10-07-2018, 05:18 AM
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Moving right along. Lots of tedious work there.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:28 PM
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Went to the local LKQ today... picked up all the brake parts I needed for the 68, and a Jeep GC box for the car as well.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:16 PM
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Got a new battery to replace the deceased one in mine.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:59 PM
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Got a killer deal on some drivetrain parts for the 68...

Rebuilt 03 LQ4 6.0L, Comp XR275 cam, 918 springs, etc, etc. 05 4L80E with 86k miles, 3500 stall converter NIB, LS swap mounts, stainless LS swap headers, aluminum LS swap radiator, misc. stuff like the acc drive, intake, injectors, TB, etc. And a freshly rebuilt 12 bolt 3.73 posi rear.

Talk about a HUGE head start on my project. Everything but the transmission is new in the box or rebuilt. The trans is clean and fluid looks great. The engine already has a GMPP hot rod oil pan. I need to get my ass in gear and finish the welding ASAP.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:44 AM
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Sounds great. Did someone give up on a project that they started? Does that combo need a computer to make it run?
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:39 PM
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Yes, and yes. I have an uncut harness and a PCM out of an 02 Avalanche. Going to have the harness cut down and simplified. A friend of mine owns a shop and can handle the tuning.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:19 PM
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Did not do much today, pulled the hood off and set it aside. Had good intentions of bolting on the glass hood I bought, but ran into a few issues.



Figured out one of the reasons why it was so cheap...



I ended up cutting it open to remove the bolt and nut. Then I welded a nut into a piece of 1X1 box tubing. Glassed that into place. Then used some duraglass to stick the piece back on and dress the edges of the cuts.



Should be ready to bolt on tomorrow.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:32 PM
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Seeing this car brings back memories.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:25 PM
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Seeing this car brings back memories.
I keep meaning to ask, got any spare parts that you'd be willing to sell? I would like to find a driver's side tail light housing. And a plastic dash housing.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:40 PM
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Dash housings are junk and destroyed by the age our cars are. I bought a new one. I tossed out 3 I had. I got chrome left down there. I had a tailpiece to one side I will look and see if it is still down there.

You car is the same color mine was. It is actually blue. It just fades into a green. I do have a good trunk lid. Lock area is there but bent up a little. Needs fixed and could be easily.
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