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66 lemans pro touring build start

Ok Im going to call this the official start on the 66 lemans I have had it for 6 years sitting on rotisserie, I have my own business so never have had time to get started but this year I built a 30 x 40 shop with 16 ft ceiling and bonus room on 2nd floor for my office and parts storage. Most of the shop will be to build the lemans. Just received my 06 LS2 from wrecked corvette, the T56 6 speed is at texas drive train getting built with 31 spline upgrade. Just ordered 9 inch strange rear from ABC performance with 35 spline full floater s track posi bear 14 in disc brakes, axle to be shortened by 2 in each side, also just received ABC performance mini tub kit to allow 13 in wide tires under rear, boxed in the frame rear frame to be boxed this weekend and start the mini tub.
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Sounds like a great start. From the looks of that last pic you better allow for snow tires. The funny thing is when I got the Judge from Palmer Alaska delivered it was wearing huge snow and mud tires on the rear. Fun to look at on a GTO but not much use here in So Cal.
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Yea are roads suck, when I get it done Im going to ship it down to the states to hit the coast through oregon down to Cal, then head across towards Texas figure a 2 year build goal is to do it for my 50th
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Awesome, make sure you stop in Huntington Beach and say hello!
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...another alaskan pontiac build- awesome!!!
i'll be looking forward to following your progress!
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...another alaskan pontiac build- awesome!!!
i'll be looking forward to following your progress!
Any pics of yours on here? Will have to meet u some time I fly up there every 6 months to do fire inspections on base.
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Any pics of yours on here? Will have to meet u some time I fly up there every 6 months to do fire inspections on base.
https://www.gtoforum.com/f83/1968-gto...sto-mod-39843/
click on this link to see my project thread in this forum.
there are also many other projects documented well on this site.
and, based on the description of your plan for the build, you may want to get familiar with the forum communities at these sites as well:

Pro-Touring.com - Welcome to Pro-Touring.com

Performance Years - Your #1 Source for GTO, Firebird, and Classic Pontiac Parts and Accessories

Lateral-g.net :: The g-Machine Network.¬*&%[email protected]^! A Pro-Touring and g-Machine Community with pictures and forums

there is a wealth of information available on these sites and some really inspiring projects being done by very talented builders.
good luck getting after your lemans!
definitely keep us updated on your progress!
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https://www.gtoforum.com/f83/1968-gto...sto-mod-39843/
click on this link to see my project thread in this forum.
there are also many other projects documented well on this site.
and, based on the description of your plan for the build, you may want to get familiar with the forum communities at these sites as well:

Pro-Touring.com - Welcome to Pro-Touring.com

Performance Years - Your #1 Source for GTO, Firebird, and Classic Pontiac Parts and Accessories

Lateral-g.net :: The g-Machine Network.¬*&%[email protected]^! A Pro-Touring and g-Machine Community with pictures and forums

there is a wealth of information available on these sites and some really inspiring projects being done by very talented builders.
good luck getting after your lemans!
definitely keep us updated on your progress!
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Thanks for the info, just got back from ketchikan, going to start the mini tug this weekend will post pics
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ok lap top went down a week ago so could not post, started the mini tub, this is my first fab project and the neighbor gave me welding tips before i started, here are some progress pics.
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Nice looking welds you'll be a pro after this build.
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