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« on: February 21, 2008, 16:40:53 »

For the time being here's the link to the OLD forum profile post of mine:

http://www.dippy.org/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=9&t=6304&s=87aa10886c4d1c1fcf77a7869af7db80
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 09:53:54 by M_Body_Coupe »
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Jan_2010 Update
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 09:54:52 »

UPDATE (Jan 03, 2010)
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I fired up the engine back in the fall, here are a few videos now available on YouTube:

1) Re-start after the cool-down period (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81woVuebN40)

2) Happy like a pig in 'the you know what'...finally got my toy running (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81woVuebN40)

3) Car @ idle walk around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twmbex6HbZ4)

4) Couple of throttle blips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFIm1G7Fa7w)
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Oct_2010 Update
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 13:42:16 »

UPDATE (Oct 11, 2010)
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We moved to a new house...a ton of work...but we're finally settled in. I got a chance to go through my garage...sort it all out and so on...a lot more room then I used to have...which is nice.

Here are a few pics, including the shots of the rear window installed (last major project before the move).

1) ...still missing the front end trim...but they are in the box, waiting to be put on...



2) a pic of the seats/interior...



3) rear shot, showing the window & tirm in place



4) a shot from the side/rear, looks a bit nose heavy, but it's the driveway...as you can tell...hardly what I could call 'level'...



5) finally the engine bay, pretty much finished

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Oct_2011 Update
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 07:19:28 »

UPDATE (Oct 14, 2011)
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It's been too long...yes indeed...but I managed to get the car out on the street in front of my house having had to move it out of the garage due to some construction work being done. I couldn't resist but to take at least a little stab at a take-off...pretty pleased with the results actually...this was with a 1/4 throttle only, car is not ready for a full, or even half throttle pass...but boy, big cam, higher compression, high stall converter and 3.91 SG rear end really do make a difference...LOL, enjoy the little video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85uxkBDo04
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 18:30:19 »

UPDATE (Jul 01, 2012)
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Alright...some exciting stuff this time around.

The biggest mechanical and interior stuff has now been done...so with power brakes ON, power steering ON and windows down it was time to enjoy a little wind blowing through the hair...

1) engine bay, needs some finishing touches, but almost all there




2) read to roll



Now it's time to '...put the pedal to the metal...' although, we do start a bit slow...safety first...especially at this point in time!  :w00t:

1) slow final check before we hit the road
http://youtu.be/l59fLU9nmo0

2) let's rumble
http://youtu.be/pxx5IMtFjDk

More to come within the next few weeks as the front end and roof-rail trim goes on and the inside is finished up.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 13:09:18 »

UPDATE (Aug 21, 2013)
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Well, I'm glad to report that everything on the car has now been completed as far as the original restoration goes.

Here are a few pics captured just the other day (it was getting late so I'm going to grab some better higher quality shots later on in the week).





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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 14:19:08 »

Looks absolutely stunning!
Beautiful job Sir!

Not sure if this has already been covered but what size tires are you running front and back?
I love the stance.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 14:27:06 »

Ahhh I love this car
Love the color
Too bad they don't make lovers for the quarter windows similar to the magnums had

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 15:50:46 »

Beautiful restoration!  :w00t: 


Truly amazing  :worship:


Now its time to enjoy it  :beer:   :driving:
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 15:59:26 »

Here's the lovers I'm talking about, wounder how hard it would be to fab up a set

 

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Re: M_Body_Coupe
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 18:10:26 »

Looks awsome!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 18:21:31 »

Sure does! :cool:
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 21:10:22 »

Thanks you guys!

In the meantime, as I'm managing to put a few miles on the car I am finding things that I really didn't expect to 'wrestle' with...some minor, others a bit more in the PITA category...grrh...

Anyways, for now and until the end of the season I'm going to beat on it a little bit and go from there...lol!
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