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Old 05-06-2015, 11:29 PM
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While cruising Craigslist one day I came across this lil sweetheart. The seller had picked it up from a tow yard auction and needed to get $600 for it, sold! Not wanting to loose out on the deal I called my dad, he's retired and always looking for an adventure. I told him to not ask any questions and to not judge me and asked if he could go get the deal done. My pops called a few hours later and said that the guy had delivered it and it's kinda neat...the best part is it has a SBC and a 700r4 stuffed under the dog house, bonus!
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:53 PM
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We got it down to my house and I, accidentally, tried to get the graffiti off of the side. I used a stripper that ate right through the graffiti and the blue paint, all of the sudden it's shiny and I see my eyeball staring back at me! Turns out the entire rig is aluminum other than the foot wells, you know what that means!
Lots and lots of time stripping, what am I doing? This thing is stupid, why did I even start doing this, FML!
In between scraping and applying stripper I'd play with the drivetrain. I notice a bunch of new gaskets, oil pan, water pump, TC cover and even head gaskets, hmmm. My dad would come down and we'd spend time together monkeying with and getting things sorted out. We wired it enough to try and start it, hooked up a temporary fuel can and turned the key.....braaappa brappa, wumpty wumpty wumpty, it's alive!
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:22 AM
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So fast forward to today. After being back up at my dad's house for a few months he delivered it back to me. Driveline is in, exhaust installed yesterday, lights are working, she's ready to roll! I got home from work today to find it sitting in the driveway, key in the ignition....
Feels good to drive it down the road, it still has some issues to work out but nothing that'll stop me from cruising the neighborhood. Sitting up so high with the doors open, no seatbelt and old, not really round tires is a bit odd!
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:10 AM
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Killer!! How does it drive? Are you gonna leave the shell unpainted?
IS IT FOR SALE?
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:57 AM
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That is awesome!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:09 AM
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That is really cool. I may be interested in it for the right price.


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I love this thing.
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So this happened....and I don't have the shoulders for it. This was about 10 minutes with Never Dull. I'm going to need to find someone who enjoys polishing or figure out how to do it with a machine.

About the sanding scratches, do I just sand it with real fine grit and thn try and polish it out?

Stupid distractions!
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:12 PM
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What happened to the one with you flipping me the bird in the reflection?? LOL



That's going to take a machine......
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