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Old 09-08-2010, 05:52 PM
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Well finally got the urge to start working on the 69 again. Putting off any more work on the 2010 to start funneling cash towards my first car. I'm really excited about working on the car. I've picked up a few parts for it already (nothing too major).

Started today by putting the car on jack stands and taking off the stock hood. Stock hood will be replaced with a new steel cowl hood.
Started prepping to remove the 94 Z28 LT1/T56 setup. Motor has a new owner waiting for it, and the transmission is being sold to a co-working for swap into his 70 Chevelle SS.

Coming soon, I'll be removing the 10 year old MAACO paint job for something a little nicer. Car will be returned to Hugger Orange and plan to have the body completely refinished and all rust removed.

Also soon to come, picking up a 6.0L iron block later this week for a 408 build w/ L92 heads. Will be setting it up to be decent NA motor but plans to add boost in the future. Also may pick up a 12 bolt factory 69 rearend to build for this car to replace the 8.2" 10 bolt factory limited slip rearend. 12 bolt I'm looking at already has 4.10s and a posi. Already picked up a LS type T56 that has been rebuilt and comes with a Spec clutch (may/may not use, undecided).

Ultimately I would like this car to have full aftermarket suspension (ie front clip, 4 link, etc). For now I'm going to focus on getting the body work done, maybe get it mini-tubbed in the process, and get it running. I'll do suspension after it's running/driving. Easy enough to do and will let me enjoy the car about a year sooner for a while as I save up for the suspension.

Now on to the pics! Not much done today but car is still kinda cramped in the garage (working on making more room to work as well!)

In the garage with the 2010 SS:



Filthy LT1 setup (car has been parked for 5-6 years, most of which outside in west Texas):




Few pics of the new parts I have for the car (T56, clutch, hood)


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Here are some misc pictures of the car showing the body damage and rust I'll be contesting!
Passenger Rear quarter panel:


Driver Rear quarter panel:


Driver front fender/door:

Passenger front fender/door:

Rearend/Exhaust:

Interior:







I will be updating this. Don't expect final results for quite some time but hope to use this thread for motivation/incentive to put the work in. Hoping to have the engine/trans out by the weekend and then I'll see if I'm going to strip it in the garage or have it media blasted/stripped by a shop.

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AWESOME Will!!!
Glad to see/hear you're going to be working on it! All that talk about it the last couple of weeks must of got you going, huh?!?! (Or, was it Kat bugging you to start up on it? lol) Is Tony going to be helping you with the build?
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Thats OK we like to folow along!
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I'll keep you guys up to date. Hoping I get to pick up the block tomorrow and maybe see about getting the 12 bolt I found for it. This motor/trans should be out by the weekend hopefully. Then gotta start making decisions on whose doing what to the body. If I'm stripping it, I'll get started, if not I'll start looking for someone who can blast it.

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Looks like a great start to your project.

That TWS road sign in your garage is
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Looks like you're gonna have a blast with this one. Keep the pictures coming.
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Update for today:
Mainly all I did today since engine/trans is about ready to be pulled is I reorganized the garage to make more room. Still have a few things to move around but there is plenty of space now compared to what there was.


Sorry it's still in the bag, I'll pull it out tomorrow for better pics. Picked up the 6.0L iron block machined to be a 408. Took a set of calipers with me and all appears to be good. I'll naturally have it checked out by a machinist to ensure all is ok. HKE did the work so I'll probably take it back there.

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Nice highway sign.... lol.
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Glad to see you're working on it Will.
Good luck and keep us posted bud.
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