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Old 03-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #26
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Had to work today at the fire station today but it gives me time to search the internet for parts. I have been on LMC and Brothers are there any other site I need to look. Trying to locate the patch panel I need for the passengers. Looks like I need the front floor pan, inside kick panel, front complete cab support, inside rocker and rocker panel plus the lower pillar.. Anything left?
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #27
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Well I made my mind up and I will be installing a 1971 Chevy 350 in the burb, I have the old 305 that came out and a 2006 LS motor but I was saving the LS for another build. The 350 is a complete running motor the started life in a 71 Monte Carlo that Mike Nutt built in the mid 80's it was pulled out to make way for a 396 it was and refreshed and placed into a 78 Malibu the the malibu was wrecked in the mid 90's it was pulled again and placed into another 78/79 Malibu were is sat for over 10 years in the garage untill 2004 and then it was pulled again and it has been in my shop on a motor stand for 8 years. The engine probably has less than 15,000 on it since the refresh in the mid 80,s. Bcubed my be able to help with the history he now has the malibu with the that has a 327 in it now, by the way the 327 was built by him and Mike back in the early 90's and did not have a home untill 2004 when it was placed into the malibu...
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #28
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Here are some pictures from pulling the engine and suspension.













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Old 03-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #29
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Will 8" ID sch 40 pipe work for cupping the lower control arms or will I need 8.5 - 9" I aready have the 8" pipe and if I use 2600 bags will it clear or will I have to 2500.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:40 PM   #30
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Came home today and decided to remove the transmission from the old 305 only to see that someone jackassed the housing with JB WELD where the coolant lines are connected. So I will be locating a new trans or finding a good housing and rebuilding the old one.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #31
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Will 8" ID sch 40 pipe work for cupping the lower control arms or will I need 8.5 - 9" I aready have the 8" pipe and if I use 2600 bags will it clear or will I have to 2500.
I saw where someone used 8" and then stretched it out to 9" .. if you do that you might also want to consider Slam Specialties RE-7 bags ... when I went from Firestone to Slam bags I got alot more lift at the same PSI.

Does anyone just sell the upper plates? I know Suicide Doors sells the whole kit, but if he were to cup his lower arms and by different bags, would only really need the upper plates.







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Old 03-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #32
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Well I need to decide on an engine to run. I have a good 350 that Bcubed has made available but I will need to find a 350/400 turbo transmission or install a 2006 LQ4 I have but it will need a Painless 60221 Gen III Truck Harness about $1000.00 ( input needed)
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #33
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I will be installing the 350 trying to keep it simple and this engine is in goood shape.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #34
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At work again tonight pulling a 48 hour shift so not much done today but I was able to remove the UAR bushings today and 40 year or rust made it hard job not a drop of grease was in them and I order the front brakes system from brothers tomorrow I will order the front air bags. Most of the front frame is cleaned and I will start the fire wall this weekend.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #35
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Please subscribed to post a WTB...see post below by 'gcburdic'

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #36
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Made it home after a long night we had to fly a patient to UAB and I have to go back to Montgomery to work for another 16 hours No PAY NO PLAY...
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #38
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Will do sorry, but now I know.....
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #39
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Today I ordered all of my passenger side body panels, core support, front air kit and bags and some odd bolts and things. I will be adding photos this weekend of the progress.
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lookin forward to watchin this build!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #41
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Went to Harbor Freight for some supplies for the weekend and to the welding shop for a new mig gas regulator. I hope to have some part in today so I will be able to work and I promise to update the photos, My computer at home is acting up...
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Went to Harbor Freight for some supplies for the weekend and to the welding shop for a new mig gas regulator. I hope to have some part in today so I will be able to work and I promise to update the photos, My computer at home is acting up...
Yeah, it's not like you know anyone who could fix it!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #43
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I know Molly is not happy and at work our computers are on a network so we cannot add photos.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #44
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Made it home and I was able to work on the old project a little before it got dark. The rear panel came in from Brothers and I was able to start on it.Name:  64029_3204184715204_1583716019_2733798_903876587_n[1].jpg
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The A-Arm have been Sand-blasted and ready to install the bottom cups

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The rear after cutting off the old panel

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After a lot of sanding and cleaning it was sprayed

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Not near ready for fitting but it is a start

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By the way the A-Arm shaft was a pain to get the caps off I only hope the bottom A-Arms are not as bad, I had to put a cheater bar on my wrench and still it took all of my weight to remove it.
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nice progress...i know your cupping the front with drop spindles but what setup are you going to run in the rear?
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nice progress...i know your cupping the front with drop spindles but what setup are you going to run in the rear?
Since the intention is to tow his 68 Camaro with the Suburban, will probably do Bag over Axle, or put the Bag right in front of the Axle instead of putting them on the arms. Step notch with bridge bars to mount the bags and shocks.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #48
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After a lond day we were able to fit the rear panel, the inter structure was completely rusted out so I had to fab all of it with 16 ga steel 1st before I could fit the panel. It not great but all of the rust is gone and I am not too bad at blocking and filling. Bcubed will be posting some pic's of our progress.
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Since the intention is to tow his 68 Camaro with the Suburban, will probably do Bag over Axle, or put the Bag right in front of the Axle instead of putting them on the arms. Step notch with bridge bars to mount the bags and shocks.
I would like to set low but like Bcubed stated I am trying to tow my car. The tongue weight is about 600 pounds and tow weight is about 4,500.
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As bud1300 said, today the task was to weld in the new lower quarter. Here are the tools for the day. Had to rebuild the inner structure. The panel was test fitted many times during the day until it was tacked in. The welds were filled in and dressed and some primer shot to protect it till its time to do final bodywork. Afterwards cleaned up the tools and rearranged the garage.



















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