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Old Jan 13th, 09, 06:46 PM
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Today I got the rear sway bar mocked up. Because of the back brace on the rear housing, I wasn't able to use the U-bolts. If I hadn't sold my plasma cutter, I'm sure I could have got the U-bolts to work. Instead I thought I would just weld the brackets to the housing. I also did a bit of clean up work on the subframe and got it ready for powder coating. Tomorrow morning I plan on heading to Summerland to Sunview coating and get the subframe and rear housing coated. I hope to head back down next week when I'm back from Las Vegas and pick everything up. Will post pics when I get everything.

Here's some pics of what I did today:

Rear sway bar mocked up. I still have to adjust it to make it level.







Brackets welded onto housing



Subframe ready for powder coating



Motor mounts, trans cross member and c-clips also getting powder coated

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Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

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Old Jan 21st, 09, 07:22 PM
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I picked up the subframe and rear end housing from the powder coaters today. It cost me more than they originally quoted me a few months ago, but it included sandblasting, priming and coating so I guess I can't complain. It ended up costing me $480 to get the subframe, rear end housing, motor mounts, trans cross member and c-clips done. I love the way it turned out with one exception, which is my fault. This is the first time I've had anything powder coated and I got so used to how thick POR15 is. POR15 fills in a lot of blemishes and small dents and such. There are a couple small areas where I assumed the powder coating would have filled in, but it wasn't as thick as I thought it was. I wish I would have spent a little more time doing body work on the frame so I wouldn't have the few little spots. But on the other hand, if anyone sees the spots that I'm referring to, I better be at the car too cause they're way too close. Anyways, here's some pics. Hope to start putting some of it back on Friday.

Rear end housing



Close up



Subframe



Motor mounts, trans cross member and c-clips

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Pro Touring 1968 Acadian
Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

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Old Jan 21st, 09, 07:24 PM
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This build is wild.
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Old Feb 16th, 09, 07:35 PM
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This build is wild.
Thanks.

I think I sold my Foose wheels and Falken tires to a guy I work with. Now that I have so much more room with the deep tubs, I want go with 315's. My buddy doesn't want his wife to know about buying the rims, so he's asked to pay in installments. Hopefully he doesn't take too long to pay. Here's the rims I think I'm going to replace them with. I'm looking at 17x11 in the back with 315's and 17x8 in the front with 255's.



I got some new leaf spring perches as the old ones were welded to the car and were ugly when I took them off



I got to spend some time in the shop today. Some of you may find this update boring as it's going to look very similar to some other pics, but it's exciting for me as I finally got the car completely off the rotisserie and got the rear housing and rear suspension put in for the last time. I just need to get the rear sway bar, axles, centre section and brakes in and the rear end is all done. Here's some pics of today's accomplishments.

Car finally completely off the rotisserie



Spring perches painted



Rear end housing and suspension





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Pro Touring 1968 Acadian
Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

Link to my build thread: https://www.novas.net/forums/showthre...5315#post45315
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Old Feb 16th, 09, 08:32 PM
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HEY, that's lookin' VERY NICE... and stout too !!!

congrats on the job so far... it's lookin' good, keep it up and don't forget ta keep us posted on progress


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Old Feb 24th, 09, 07:20 PM
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Thanks JR.

I was able to get the center section of the rear end in today. The one I'm using is a Strange pro nodular case with 3.70 gears. It has a half billet posi unit and I've upgraded to the black aluminum (nodular) pinion support with a 1350 yoke. I know I've gone overkill with this, but better not to have any weak links. I got the Moroso race anodized blue ujoint caps to go along with it.



I also got the rear brakes and axles in. I sure like how easy Wilwood makes it to change the brake pads. Pull out a cotter pin and the pads come out. The brakes have a drum brake parking brake. Once I figured out how to install the safety wire with the safety wire pliers, it all went together quite nicely. Tomorrow I hope to get the rear sway bar back in and I'll do some more grinding on the firewall so I can get the subframe back on.

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Pro Touring 1968 Acadian
Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

Link to my build thread: https://www.novas.net/forums/showthre...5315#post45315
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Old Feb 24th, 09, 09:21 PM
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lookin' good mike!

hey buddy...in regards to your choice of 17" wheels,proceed cautiously.i've also purchased 17"x11" with the plan of running a 315mm rear tire on my wagon build,but i didn't find out until after the purchase that i'm very limited on sticky performance tires in that particular size.something to consider if you haven't 'jumped' yet.
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p.s.- tom the tire guy in surrey was awesome to deal with and gave me a great price too!!!
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Old Mar 3rd, 09, 07:24 PM
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Thanks Carl. Yeah I know there isn't a whole lot to choose from. I see BFG has a 315-17 now in the G-ForceTA KD. I still think I want 315's even with the limited choice, they will look sooo good.

Today I finally go the rear sway bar in for good. It looks awesome back there now. I can't wait to get some 315's in there. After I got the sway bar in, I spent about 3 hours grinding, welding, grinding, welding, grinding, etc, the firewall. Once I get all the welds ground down I going to put some metal to metal filler and get it looking all nice. Here's some pics:



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Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

Link to my build thread: https://www.novas.net/forums/showthre...5315#post45315
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Old Mar 3rd, 09, 10:02 PM
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Looks Great!!! Nice Job! Powdercoat is so nice isn't it?

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Old Mar 4th, 09, 12:52 AM
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such a shame that you wont be able to see half of this stuff....just make sure you get a stailess gas tank..lol makes up for it
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Old Mar 4th, 09, 02:41 AM
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such a shame that you wont be able to see half of this stuff....just make sure you get a stailess gas tank..lol makes up for it
Oh he'll see it alright! When he's washing it down for whatever cruise/show! LOL!

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Old Mar 5th, 09, 11:44 PM
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wash down...pff whats that
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Old Mar 8th, 09, 07:37 PM
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A stainless tank is definitely in the plans. It really doesn't matter to me that half the stuff won't be seen. I'm not building this car for everyone else, I'm building it for me. If people do see some of the stuff...I better be there as well cause they are too damn close to my car When true cars guys see the car, they'll know what's been done to it.
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Pro Touring 1968 Acadian
Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

Link to my build thread: https://www.novas.net/forums/showthre...5315#post45315
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A stainless tank is definitely in the plans.
You gonna make your own tank or are you gonna have someone like Rick's do it for you?

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It really doesn't matter to me that half the stuff won't be seen. I'm not building this car for everyone else, I'm building it for me. If people do see some of the stuff...I better be there as well cause they are too damn close to my car When true cars guys see the car, they'll know what's been done to it.
YUP!!!

It's just nice knowing that it's super sano ALL the way through!

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Old Mar 9th, 09, 01:07 AM
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Right now highly leaning towards one of the Rick's tanks with the pump in the tank. I'll be getting a fuel injected set up once I get the LS package put in.
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Engine - 560hp L92
Tremek TKO 600
Monster Level 3.5 clutch
Speed Tech subframe
Prodigy bar rear suspenion
QA1 coil overs on each corner
Moser M9

Link to my build thread: https://www.novas.net/forums/showthre...5315#post45315
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