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Aftermarket Chassis in a 65 Riviera

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I know how to read gauges and do. The point I was making is the LS engines I have been using are so well done there has never been a issue. These are hand assembled custom engines. I made a living working on everything from pickups to big rigs to tomato harvesters. Trying to debate if a LS engine is as good as a nailhead would just give me a headache. I can’t please everyone.

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47 minutes ago, KongaMan said:

Your arm's probably getting tired from all that stroking. :D

It is what it is bro.  These are facts.  I figured you'd be one of the main ones to say something anyway.  That's just how we roll over at Lat-g.  You should join and see how the other part of the car world lives.  Might change your way of thinking.  Here are some images of my IRS chassis.  Let me know what you think...

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Wow ! 50K on a motor ! I like the fab work and enjoy that it`s being shared here. This is WAY out of my league but who cares .  Build them because you can !

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Our family had a '66 Catalina coupe (blue).  My father installed skirts on it like yours and boy, they sure do look sleek (even with wheel covers in place of the 8-Lugs).  ;)

 

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4 hours ago, CharleyL said:

I know how to read gauges and do. The point I was making is the LS engines I have been using are so well done there has never been a issue. These are hand assembled custom engines. I made a living working on everything from pickups to big rigs to tomato harvesters. Trying to debate if a LS engine is as good as a nailhead would just give me a headache. I can’t please everyone.

 

I tried to tell them $50k Charley.  Maybe they didn't believe me.  Hahahaha!!  Anyone ever heard of Brian Thomson engines guys?  If so, y'all will get the idea then.  Not your out of the crate, assembled by a kid fresh out of mechanic school stuff.

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Tell us about the interior of the car.......are you going full custom or retaining a mostly original look?

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Please don’t use profanity here guys 

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36 minutes ago, Seafoam65 said:

 Where is the profanity? Did I miss something?

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Today's Picture Blast:

That's a lot of attention to detail to blend the new inner fenders like that.

 

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More Pictures!

 

I love how I can see the bits of the stock core support still sticking around in there like those holes to access the bolts below underneath the factory battery tray that's gone in this setup.

 

Check out this thread about where the stock stuff is likely to head if the weather will give him a break: http://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56232

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Looks like it's brake booster time for Charley.  I've asked for some more info on how he got the pushrod to play nice with the stock pedal assembly.  On mine I had to cut the pushrod down and it was finicky to get to work right till I spaced the booster out even farther and knocked the stock pin out of the pedal for a smaller bolt to use a heim joint to keep it from binding.

 

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Okay ,,,, that original headlight motor looks sooooo out of place amongst all that incredible new steel  and aluminum fabrication !!!! It would be awesome to see some of the ingenuity that’s been used on this build so far thrown into a new design for that headlight motor !!!!   ???  love the build !!!!

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Matt had fun kinda repeating the pattern that is on the bottom side of the hood. Radiator floats on rubber cushions top and bottom.

 

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More Pictures, interior is starting to come together.

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Redoing the stock shifter bracket to work with the new 4L80E transmission detents.  Really interesting to see how that part plays out.

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On ‎4‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 1:05 PM, CharleyL said:

Matt made a simple jig for measuring seat travel. Seat frame edge trimmed to give 3/8" clearance to exhaust tunnel

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Rear bumper is back on

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