steelman

Aftermarket Chassis in a 65 Riviera

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Forget the Riv, the scope of this build is Fantastic! I'd like to be a fly on the wall as problems arise...these guys obviously don't mickey mouse, closer to tool and die making.

Custom fabricating a 60's Riv or any other full size BOP for that matter? Count me in!

It's a lot more invigorating than cleaning A/C ducts with a Q-Tip... Steve

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Body is starting to come together it looks like.  Wish I could work this fast but then again I get paid to do something else and then spend my money on the parts to do this to my own car.

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Interior looks like it's going to be nye on undetectable from stock

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Bumper Bracket mods to dodge some of the underhood trickery

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Really interested what wheels he goes with to match the C5/6 suspension offsets and but continue the stock wrapper look.  I'm hoping for

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Can you send me a few seeds off the money trees you guys have growing around your place ???? 

 Incredible job on that car !!!

Who put together the gauges , those are sweet looking !!👍👍👍👍

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2 hours ago, pyntre said:

Can you send me a few seeds off the money trees you guys have growing around your place ???? 

 Incredible job on that car !!!

Who put together the gauges , those are sweet looking !!👍👍👍👍

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=997/category_id=411/mode=prod/prd997.htm

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Those wheels are terriffic!  ;)

 

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I'd like to touch on something that I haven't seen mentioned yet, the welding on the chassis and body work as well as the bead rolled work and what I think is some wheeling machine work on the sheet metal looks phenomenal! I would bet that this thing will handle like it's on rails when it's finished.

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Been a bit both since there was an update and since I was home to repost the pictures

 

Exhaust Update

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The owner as lamenting that he's going to miss Hot August Nights AND he only has 8wks till Goodguys and this is the status of the car

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Legendary Mark Stielow "supervising" work:

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A bit more work done in the interim

 

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It is, I asked the same thing and it's apparently how the Roadster Shop does it counting on the suspension being "free" enough to not need the isolation of body mounts.  

 

Personally, I think there is going to be a level of accepted NVH that the approach requires that is likely well worth the trade off for handling.

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