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All the ones I have ordered never came with Jute....they like you better Wicked Larry

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Ha They knew , Don't mess with the Beast!!!



-- Edited by Spike on Monday 27th of March 2017 06:35:10 PM

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Spike wrote:

Ha They knew , Don't mess with the Beast!!!



-- Edited by Spike on Monday 27th of March 2017 06:35:10 PM


Don't mess with the Beast from Detroit

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Scored an amazing (never installed? we shall see) 68 300 bumper to replace my rusted/peeling one.

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it will be the best looking part on the car for a while!



-- Edited by rambow on Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:25:10 AM

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Wow great score! That seems like a very hard to find part these days. Congrats.

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Good things come to those who wait!! What a score!

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Very cool....I saw that listed on Craigslist....I am happy you snagged it, congrats

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oh yeah, my 454 & 4spd are now in the car, and I'm starting to get everything hooked up.

 

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Nice score on the Bumper and great progress on the project Ben keep it going!!!

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I like your style Ben :) "oh yeah, by the way the 454 and 4 speed are in the car too" hehe! Minor detail :)

Seriously though, that is awesome! Engine looks beatiful and that is very exciting that you'll be firing it up hopefully soon.

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I haven't been very good about updating this... but as of this week, its now a running driving car again!

The new motor is a beast... barely a blip on the throttle and its got the tires squealing and going sideways... Or as i like to say 'its stupid fast'. THis is probably the first motor/car where i've felt a real need to have good seat belts in it from day one as there is a real possibility of getting hurt in this! I'll be ordering color matched morris 3 point front belts shortly.

Still a lot of work to do just to make it safe for the roads outside of the neighborhood just yet- but getting close. 

The car has a power steering gear box, but no pump hooked up yet. I'm tossing around the idea of getting and running a manual steering box to go with the stripper theme of the car... It has manual disk brakes already... would be kinda neat to do a close ratio manual steering box as well.

Have not yet installed my new rear bumper yet, but it will be going on soon.

I finished restoring my "new" bucket seats

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A lot of scratch fab work went into fixing these seats up (probably more than most people would attempt with cores this bad!) but I'm a cheapass, and I do, do this work "semi" professionally, so i figured why the hell not. 

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/26-interiors/987634-worst-case-scenario-bucket-seat-rebuild.html

 

I'm very pleased with the color and grain match between the legendary ASH/Willow Gold and the original door panels. They are darn near a spot on match.

I have extra vinyl yardage to repair/replace the top rail on the door panels and rear sides which is cracked broken, so hopefully it does not look out of place against the mid/lower section which is still original & nice. Have gone quite a bit out of my way to save and re-use the 300 door panels.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Great job, love the sound and congrats on getting it driving! Quick note- unless you add a peterbuilt steering wheel or get hulk Hogan arms I don't know if manual, quick-ratio steering is a reality. Perhaps aftermarket?

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Very Nice Ben.....Legendary is a great company and deliver a great product...I have been using them for decades.

Your bucket seats look nice.....but I would have gone with a Bench Seat just as GM made her....Plain is Cool!

I am also in favor of a manual steering box.....again Plain is Cool! None of my cars have Power Steering Perhaps when I am really OLD.....I doubt it

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Thanks guys- I'm trying to stick with the 'if GM put a BB in a 68 300 series' theme...
Manual front disks, & Manual Trans already so manual steering may be a good fit as well.

"close ratio" manual boxes are available. They are 16:1 instead of 23:1 A friend of mine put one in his BBC powered 66 chevelle and I drove it a couple times.. was not horrible at low speeds, and quite responsive when driving.

I do have a stock manual box from a 67 sitting here, but I need to source a 68+ pitman arm and ragjoint for it. Lot of other priorities still ahead of it, but its slowly moving up the list and i'll eventually have to decide to add the missing power steering parts or go after the manual steering.

anyway, i'm just happy that I can hop in and fire it up and move it around now. Hopefully in a few weeks i'll be in a postion where i can drive it up to the saturday night cruise in a few miles from my house- if i can make that happen sometime in august, i'll be a happy camper.








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Cool! Congratulations on having it running and driving. Good choice on the Morris Classic 3 point belts. I think originality concessions to safety are certainly worth doing. As for the power steering, my Biscayne has it and I am glad that it does. I watch the guys with manly manual steering sweating and groaning as they wrestle with their cars. Maneuvering around cars show parking is so much easier and I have a faster ratio too. I admit to being one of the "old guys" Dan alludes to. biggrin

Looking forward to seeing pictures from your first cruise night.



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Ben great job on getting the Chevelle running and Wow on the refurbished seats. There's a whole lotta work on the inside of them, Fantastic job!!
Keep it going. Looking forward to seeing you make it to your cruse destination in August!!

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