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cej2525

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About cej2525

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ms
  • Cars
    78' 620, 78' 620KC, 84' Yota 4x4(V8), 11' Z71, 15' 4-Runner 4x4
  • Interests
    Fabrication, Resto Mods, USA, fly fishing and rod building, Fat bottomed girls, Hog hunting
  • Occupation
    Robotics Industry
  1. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    It was already bought and paid for plus they come stock with the T56 manual transmission I'm using. I don't have access to one but I may be able to make one.
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    My V8 dream build.

    Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of the original myself. But the extra space could be the difference in A/C or no A/C. I'll have to play around with it until it looks clean.
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    My V8 dream build.

    After I finished the windshield frame I moved on to the floor pan. Removed the fenders and went at it. Next was to cut the floor pan out of the Camaro. Man was that a job! Once I got to this point my son called to inform me of the loss of 3rd and 4th gear in his truck. So the bulk remainder of my time at home went in to rebuilding a 4L60e. I did however take some time to play around with some grille ideas. If i can figure out a good design it'll gain me a little over 2" (Gold!). So what do you guys think about the grille? It's obvious I'm not a purist so I think it has potential. The end result would probably have around a 1/2" border in sheet metal around it to clean it up and conceal mounts.
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    My V8 dream build.

    Thanks for the compliment! It has taken about 15 years to get the equipment i have now. That being said I never feel like I have enough. I want a Drill/Mill combo from Grizzly next. I absolutely loath it. I would rather cut my frame apart and reweld it a 100 times than do sheet metal work. The stuff here isn't that bad. It's the parts you can see that makes me nervous. Sorry to say that I will pass. You don't want to miss out on the fun! I don't have that kind of luck.
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    My V8 dream build.

    I haven't posted in a while so it's about time to post some pictures. I just got back in about a week ago and had a day couple of days to play around on it. Got my cab pulled off. Started stripping it down. Test fitted the frame to make sure the radius cleared. Looks great!!! I lowered my body down on the engine just to check some clearances. It's tight! When I removed the windshield we found a lot of rot. So I started on the repairs today. I got the lower frame winshield frame done. I'll start on the top in the morning.
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    My V8 dream build.

    Man that is a whole lot of spotlight. I have had a few features but not near that much. My Toyota started the entire obsession I still have now. It was wrecked when I was 19 and the frame was bent. I was broke and I needed a hunting truck so we cut the bent piece out. We cut 24.5" out and mated the rear driveshaft right up to the transmission. So sits the wheelbase now. Its got a CSB with FAST EFI, SM465 and a Twin stick 205.
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    My V8 dream build.

    That's some good-looking work. I agree with the double pullers. Hopefully it wkll all squeeze in. That was my plan as well. I will probably have the radiator right against the grille. Being stuck away from home working for the next two weeks is tough Enough away from the family. Then adding this project and I about lose my mind. I have got to ask though is that a Toyota 4x4 that you are working on.
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    My V8 dream build.

    My floor pan is SHOT. I am taking the floor pan out of the 99' Camaro to replace the 620. That will get the tunnel right. I just didn't want to cut out for heads and all if I didn't have to. I measured the seat to seat width on the Camaro and it fits. I have rust in all for corners and the foot section is all daylight.
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    My V8 dream build.

    So now that I've got to decide which rear suspension to use (3 or 4 link) next is the V8. All conventional wisdom would say i have no choice but to cut the firewall. I'm not saying I can get around it, but why not entertain the thought. The dimensions are as pictured below. Sure width isn't to big of an issue. I may have to get creative with the steering linkage. The real issue is length with the condenser, radiator and engine. If I can get it squeezed in without cutting up the firewall that would be some kind of sweet. I undertsand that a pusher fan isn't optimal. But if I put a pusher right against the grill and set my condenser / radiator combo right against the hood latch i think its possible. What do you guys think?
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    My V8 dream build.

    I keep plenty of Blue Moon on hand. It helps to get my imagination going!
  11. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    I have already got a lot of food for thought since the beginning of this post. I hope the comments keep coming so my mind won't sit idle!
  12. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    Thanks for taking the time to bring all of this to my attention. I will probably end up doing something temporary until I get the body and engine fitted up. That way everything will be in place including ride height so I can lay it out properly.
  13. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    I see no thread jack here sir! I am always open to suggestions. If you're not open to suggestion or looking for feedback then why post on a forum. Will definitely look in to it. Never hurts to learn something new.
  14. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    Man that is some in depth geometry for sure. I know the old 4 link may not be the best. I've seen some that would hook on a gravel road and others I wouldn't idle down the driveway in. Like I said it's something I'm comfortable with and I do love the simplicity. Is there better out there , absolutely. But I don't want to get over my head on something I don't understand. Sure it may not corner like a rockstar or have steering like a Cadillac but it will take me to Lowe's with a smile on my face.
  15. cej2525

    My V8 dream build.

    I bought them from Checkered Racing already bent. real nice pieces!
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