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lookin good Bobby, i cringe every time i see your avatar. did that to my 69' firebird, but you should have seen the cutlass's rear hatch, can you say "notchback" put a perfect beak shaped V in the rear end.:cheers
 

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Lookin good Bobby! We are gonna set my engine block, heads, headers(ha ha), and tranny case into the chassis today....gotta check the fit.....then off to powder coat!!!! INSTG8R- I saw Bobby's car "in person" after he "dented" it !!!!, What a shame.....:(
 

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Post some pic eric....:cheers, off to block sand...AGAIN!!!! at least our cars have a great crumple zone, i thought i had waves in my hood:D
 

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I don't know if I posted pics of the engine and tranny in the frame. If I did sorry for the repost. Engine 400 with Holley dp edelbrock perf intake, scorpion 1.6 roll or rockers, comp streamed energy cam, forged pistons, edelbrock 72 cc heads and million pan. Tranny is monster trans 700r4. Chevy 12 bolt Detroit posi 373 gears, c-clip eliminator clip.
 

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here is the body with a coat of bondo to try and get it as straight as possible then two caots of rost defender and a coat of final primer. should have color on it with in a month or two.. hopefully
 

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Looks Great Bobby...you will LOVE the 3.73 rear with the OD tranny....I am running the same combo, except a 4L80e. :cheers
 

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Yesterday I I under coated the underneath of the car nd the entire inside from fir wall to tail panel. I used raptor Berliner and it came out really nice. Today I painted the fie wall so I can drop the body on the frame within the next few days then I can tart the electrical and pluming while I wait for my buddy to start final sanding. The ball is tarting to roll. :willy:
 

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So yesterday i decided to install my dougs header on the motor before i drop the body on the frame. The driver side went on fairly easy but the pass side gave me a hick up. It looked like it was hitting the frame slightly so i sliced off a small hump on top of the cross member. Second attempt still wasnt fittinguntill i took a closer look and realized it was hitting the motor mount not the frame. Sliced off the edges of the mount and walla fits like a glove. Stupid me i cut the frame for no reason. It was the size of a quarter and you wont se it anyway. So i got both header in and bolts snugged down thinking in done untill i attempt to put the motor mount bolts back in cause i lifted the motor for more room and realize i have to unbolt the header to put the bolts back in. So unbolt the headers slide in the mount bolts and put headers back on. Its always something that happens and its ussually my fault. After that was done my buddy wet sanded and polished the fire wall so i can marry the body and frame tonight. Fire wall came out beautifull. Very very happy with the color. Tonight after body is on ill start installing fuel systeme and decide were to run my lines and stuff.
 

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Well i have some bad news to share. I was bolting the body to the frame tonight. I got all the bolts threaded so i was lifting the car to tighten all the bolts easyer and i must not of had it sitting on the lift properly and it fell off the lift and landed on it pass side taking out he pass quarter. No i didnot have insurance on it yet. I was going to do it right after joint it together. So now i need a pass side quarter for a lemans if anyone knows of one hiding some where. Ther is one on ebay in t. But the guy said local pick up only so hopefully he will help me out. I also need a pass side a piller cover if anyone has one. Im going to cry myself to sleep. Keep you guys posted.
 

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My heart skipped a couple of beats when I saw that photo! My condolences. How were you ever able to right it back up between the posts?
 

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We onbted one post and four of us pushed it back righ side up. Hopefully ill have it fixed in two to three weeks and it will b like it never happened.
 

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I about threw up on my keyboard.

My jaw is still hanging open.

Thank everything in the world you or no one else was hurt.
 

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Just WOW :willy:.

Soo glad no one was hurt there. I can't imagine the thoughts going through your head when that happened. Good luck with getting your project back on track. We've all had bad luck, I had a project car burn to the ground 3 months after completing it, at least yours in not a total loss.

Soooo....new avatar pic?
 
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