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Old 03-31-2007, 11:43 PM   #251
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Well that solves that, I am going to start on my turbo setup this weekend...may as well being i have to make headers.
i dont know what all the fuss is about i run stainless works headers for the 1998 camaro and it fit perfect
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:48 PM   #252
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Do you have any problems keeping the shine on your polished aluminum wheels?
Yes, I ***** and moan about them all the time. I DO NOT recommend billet wheels of any kind or a daily driver. They look awesome, but they are a total ***** to keep nice.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:26 AM   #253
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i dont know what all the fuss is about i run stainless works headers for the 1998 camaro and it fit perfect
They dropped right on? I had trouble with them hitting all over the pass side frame rail.
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Yes, I ***** and moan about them all the time. I DO NOT recommend billet wheels of any kind or a daily driver. They look awesome, but they are a total ***** to keep nice.

I have billet wheels from WELD on my truck. I found that I can clean them twice a year and with the use ofa metal sealant, they stay pretty clean for a long time. I use Mothers aluminum polish first to get the dirt and any discoloration out fo the metal, then I follow it with Mothers "Billet" polish. The final step is to treat the wheel with a meatl sealant, presently I am using one from WIZARDS products. This stuff keeps the dirt and the water from sitting in the pores of the aluminum and staining it.

Right now, I don't drive this truck daily but when I got the rims and first installed them, i did. The stuff I have been using works real well. I use it on other metals on my trucks. I also run a set of American Racing rims on my Daily Driver that are not a TRUE billet aluminum. They are a mixed metal base and the finish is harder to clean than a pure BILLET. I treat the rims the same and they stay shiney all the time. There is more work to a billet, BUT plastic coated rims sux big time in my world. Once you get a hole in the finish, they start turning nasty and you can't stop it.
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Here's my new donor truck, which by the way is much nicer than my truck right now. I sold the rust-bucket and got this one for $800 with no running gear... Way better suited for my fabricating skills. Once finished, it will look much like "Colonel Mustard" in my sig, only shorter.



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Old 04-02-2007, 12:29 AM   #256
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Thanks for the tips guys. I think I'll stay away from the billets. Partly because they are so expensive and partly because they're so much work. I have enough other projects to keep me busy...
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Thanks for the tips guys. I think I'll stay away from the billets. Partly because they are so expensive and partly because they're so much work. I have enough other projects to keep me busy...
on a daily driver,i would stay away from billet.chrome is so much easier to keep clean.my wife's escape has 20 in.chrome's on it.it's just pretty much wipe and go,no polishing.and believe me when your anal about keeping your rig's clean and live in the rain forest like i do.you know about cleaning wheels
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Oh, what the hell, here's my daily driver for short distances:













Notice the extra amber lights behind the grille, they make it look much cooler when it becomes dark outside.

This truck was purchased in October for mere $500 cause the engine was about to self-destruct, since then it sat for like 4 months, and starting March it is street-legal. I rebuilt the engine's bottom end in my living room, ported the heads at work, and redid the front brakes and brake lines in my carport. Truck can tow my roommate's Oldsmobile Intrigue while idling, and stops pretty much on a dime thanks to the hydroboost system off a 1-ton diesel Chevy. It currently awaits the installation of an Offenhauser dual-port intake and a Holley double-pumper 650cfm carb, and I also have a Holley Annihilator ignition box that I have no other use for so it might go in as well. It badly needs an exhaust system as right now 2000rpms is as high as I can go without blowing up my ear drums or waking up the whole neighborhood (runs on headers and dumps), I'm thinking a set of 2.5" pipes through Turbo mufflers and dumps before the rear axle will really wake up the engine.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:33 AM   #259
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They dropped right on? I had trouble with them hitting all over the pass side frame rail.
drivers side did...pass side little trimming on the top frame rail. they fit alot better than the qtp big tubes i had on it. i had to trim frame rails on both sides. after i got rid of the qtps i got stainless works and they got so much room now. they dont even hit the areas i grounded for the qtps. the qtps were so close after i grounded.
the lsx swaps are so easy for these trucks. wiring harnesses are getting easier too.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:18 AM   #260
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drivers side did...pass side little trimming on the top frame rail. they fit alot better than the qtp big tubes i had on it. i had to trim frame rails on both sides. after i got rid of the qtps i got stainless works and they got so much room now. they dont even hit the areas i grounded for the qtps. the qtps were so close after i grounded.
the lsx swaps are so easy for these trucks. wiring harnesses are getting easier too.
Ohh hell yeah, the swap was a friggen cake walk. The harnesses are easy as all get out too. My complete swap was cheaper than buying a crate engine or building a new engine and keeping the ol th350.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:26 PM   #261
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #262
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Heres my baby of 27 years of age, Scotty is a 1978 c10 with a 305 that i built(thinking it was a 350)yet it still burns nasty rubber, because the owner of the engine before did an awesome job building and letting it sit for 3 years lol.I love working on it and cant wait to get it done.I just recently dropped the front. And dont mind the thin tires they are my bro's drift tires lol.



Hopefully ill be getting these put on as well as a white w/ pearl blue paint job!
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:45 PM   #263
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P.S: The picture of the whole truck is without the drop.
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TTT=To the top
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Oh, and that meant what? Sorry im new to the forum thing.
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bring this post to the top of the page, you know how this post goes down and sometimes onto the second page, basically he brought it back up.
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oh ok thanks lol
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your dash is awsome
got more pics of it?
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Hey all, been gone awhile. I haven't been active on this board since October, I got married, moved, lost a place to work on the truck, etc. But now I'm getting back on it. Here are a few pics of it together before the major work started...... and the most recent pic.
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your dash is awsome
got more pics of it?
Thanks!
I'll get some better pics of the dash close up.
It's a '59 Chevy dash w/Autometer gauges.
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I'll get some better pics of the dash close up.
It's a '59 Chevy dash w/Autometer gauges.
I knew that dash came out of a '58 or '59. Looks good.
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I'll get some better pics of the dash close up.
It's a '59 Chevy dash w/Autometer gauges.
that is one nice truck,get some better pics,that things way to nice for those fuzzy pics
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