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#1 Convette

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

ok, well I think I've gathered enough pics to make for a good look... I'll dig out some eailier pics to show the paint progresss.. but for now...

I've had the car for over 10 years now, its gone through many phases..  I just freshly painted it and left for college 4years ago, now really going crazy with it.....
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had enough of the turbo4
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and all that heavy interior stuff...
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full custom cage
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got a heart
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first test fit
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fire wall cut out, very modified K member...some ppl used a gto oil pan, but I wanted to motor low as possible, so I stayed with the vette pan.
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Where it should sit.
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still need to fab motormounts, and figure out the steering situation.

Once the motor and trans(t56) fits it will all come out, and be painted.  No plans as of yet to go crazy with power, just a reliable fun streetcar with 400+hp everyday...

I know its been done as we all saw the ls1 turbo... but it has not been done like this.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:09 PM

Is that a party cup in the front of the intake manifold?

Lookin' good dude, real good.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

Chebby tree fiddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL...

Should be awesome, nice work!!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

It looks awsome.  Nice ground clearance. Seems to be a very good fit. What is your concept as far as the throttle pedal? do you have any interior shots with the engine in?
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:35 AM

Thats just amazing man......I am a bit speechless I must say...WOW!!!!!!!!!!11
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:41 AM

As said above, LOOKING GOOD!
John isn't the only one with a not real StarQuest!

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:30 AM

About the pedals, I'm not 100% sure yet of what I'm going to do.  the brake booster does not fit, and the gas pedal mounting location has been cut out.  So I'm thinking floor mount setup.   It really depends how much more I have to do when i get the tranny.  I know a little more from the tunnel has to be removed.  But I do have tons of room inside.  They placement of the cage allows me to have me seat pretty much all the way back.

and yeah...thats a party cup.  lol  I'm switching throttle bodys.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:46 AM

you deffinatly have to make a road trip back to your moms house with this when its done ...i want to see it soo bad...

looking really good


keep up the work
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Your engine bay looks like what I'd imagine a hooker's... lady parts... look like. Mostly pink, with some odd green bits here and there.



#10 Convette

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:00 AM

got a little more done this week.  Mostly trying to research what to do with the front end.  I'm getting a mustang GT rack, and some 1998 spindles, and brakes.  Does any one know if cobra brakes I believe that they are 13" will clear the stock conquest wheels?

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:07 PM

If you are mounting the rack in front of the crossmember Cant you use the stock spindles? Just swap sides. L for right and so on...? I dont know. I thought I had read that here in a write up.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:52 PM

looks real good.. i like how your taking the time to calculate fitment and everything.. i wish i had the funds to build a super SQ.. but im stuck with little work, and extremely high school bills..

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:34 PM

Damn, that is sexy. Where did you get your motor from?? I've been looking for and LS motor, but most are a little pricey.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:49 PM

THAT THING IS BALLS!!! hell yeah!

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:50 PM

Well thought out. Very nice!
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:37 AM

finally got some more done yesterday, pulled the whole rear subframe, brakes suspension and all.  I will be selling some more parts soon as I know what I don't need.  Some more rippin and tearin tonight, and it'll be off to the powdercoater.  I'll post some pics up tomorrow night.
About switching the balljoints on the front side to side... I tried it, and well it kinda works.  they don't exactly line up with the struts when you do that.  Also it puts the steering tierod ends right in line of the caster links.... soI'm going to do something different..

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

Good man get her done for Vegas mang...we have some nice 1.6 mile long tunnel to blast through waiting for you....


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

Man. that is gonna be SWEET! U gonna turbo that thing? That would be awesome!!
Great job!
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And just for the record......I don't do my cousins or sisters because they play hard to get unlike your wife.

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I like trailer park boys..., that's about it

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

no turbo for now, .. maybe a procharger...lol. we'll see how it does in stock form.  So I got the whole rear subframe apart, I must say I almost feel like I'm wasting time.  All the parts are in great shape, even the bushings look new.  I'm going to sand them down and paint everything then put new poly bushings in.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

i like what you have done with the fire wall. i was going to go that way but didn't want ot have to drop the engine to change the spark plugs. i think that position should make the car handle awsome and the batwing oil pan fit so nice.
when you said you were taking the rear end out i was scared you were going with a strait axle at first. glad to see you are staying with the irs. great work so far. have fun and i will try to keep up.
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