Project code name - Never Satisfied

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981LT1, Jan 7, 2017.

Shaved Door Handles?

Poll closed Oct 16, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's finally time to rebuild my 81 camaro the way it deserves. As it sits right now, it has an LT1/6speed with 365 rwhp. Most people would say this is plenty for a street cruiser but honestly, the paint is 21 years old, there are things that I never really fixed correctly, and it's time for some new technology. So, I spent a couple hours today tearing out the interior to get it ready to be towed to a friends house to start the DSE mini tubs and fix some bubbling paint around the rear glass.

    Here are a few pics of the car in its current state:

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  2. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Got the minitubs in yesterday

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  3. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So far, the plan is to install the mini tubs, patch the truck floor, patch the passenger floor pan, shave the door handles, install a Vintage Air system to smooth the firewall, upgrade to a hydroboost system, install a new GMPP LSX376 with T56 Magnum 6 speed, TMI interior, update the paint, and add some custom touches throughout.
     
  4. cvhu

    cvhu Member

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    very nice looking car, the paint looks great well taken care of, what size rim and tire are you looking to run after you put the mini tubs in
     
  5. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    i'd like to go with a 19x12 or 20x12 with a 335 width. I'm still trying to decide if i want to use the DSE quadralink, or build my own 4 link setup, or use some leaf spring relocation brackets (which means i'd have to cut up my brand new fuel tank). Either way, the wheel well will be stuffed.
     
  6. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Let me know when you are ready to get rid of the wheels you have on it now! :D
     
  7. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't know if I would give you that headache. Two of them leak and the front wheels have the valve installed on the inside so you have to take them off to air them up or check the pressure, and pray you didn't lose the flush mount adapter! But, if your still interested, i'll make you a deal when the time comes.
     
  8. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Made some progress today. Got the car towed and somewhat stripped down to get ready for the mini-tubs.

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  9. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It was a good thought! Taking off the wheels to check the pressure is a little too much trouble. Great looking wheels anyway... Thanks though!
     
  10. gordonquixote

    gordonquixote Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks like you're making some sweet upgrades. Lookin' good.
     

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