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Just thought I'd throw up some picture of my 1970 Sportsroof (Fastback) project. I just got it off of the homemade rotisserie and got the rear end cleaned up and back on. I throw a couple of those pics on later tonight. I started with a rusty Midwest pile of crap, but now it is coming together. Parts replaced so far: L & R trunk floors, L & R rear frame extensions, Tail light panel, Trunk lid, L & R quarter panels, L & R outer wheelhouses, L & R inner and outer rockers, L & R long floor boards, L & R toe floor boards, L & R door skins, everything forward of the firewall, and of course my home brew rack and pinion.
A few of how it started:
Working on the back:
On my homemade rotisserie:
New front end:
Back end all fixed up:
Rack and pinion fitted (Not done yet)
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Wow. That car looks great. My project is coming along pretty good. Everything fit pretty well up to the doors. I'm a little worried about the repro fenders. They look pretty good so far, but I haven't had a good chance to do much fitting of them. I know they will need tweaking, just not sure how much. I really wanted to use my original fenders, but they were rusting from the inside out. They looked OK on the outside except down at the bottom rear, but when I pulled them off I found out that most of the front of them was literally paper thin because of the rust on the inside of the wheel well area. Just too far gone to save.
For starters it will get the 351W that came with it and i gave it a rebuild to correct some problems. It had a 0.010 overbore and standard size pistons and a bent pushrod. I rebuilt it 0.030 overbore (with correct pistons), new timing chain, reused the mild crane cam, new lifters, re-used the holley dominator intake, new edelbrock carb, and a few extra pieces in there too along with the standard stuff like bearings, oil pump...
I plan later to get a 351W roller block and build up about 400-450 hp 393 stroker, but to get it on the road the sorta stock 351W will work. This will keep money flowing to getting it on the road rather than having a real nice expensive engine with no car to put it in.
Yep. We built a new house in the country about 3 years ago and I was able to convince the wife it would be a good idea for me to have a 40' x 54' pole barn so that the heated garage attached to the house was always available for her car. Truthfully she hasn't regretted it because it keeps all my stuff out of her territory. Bad thing is when I had a small space I had to be organized. Now that I have the big barn I have become sloppy and disorganized.
Whats the info on the home brew R&P. I think I still see the stock style center link if I'm not mistaken?
Yeah. That's a portion of the stock centerlink so that I can still use the stock tie rods. Here is a link to the whole story on the R & P. I'm getting ready to drop the engine in just to test clearances with the R&P. Once that is done I will update the R&P thread.
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