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Old Mar 30th, 10, 11:54 AM
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I recently drove from NC to Nebraska and picked up this 69 (X66) project for my wife. It was her 40th b-day present. Now comes the fun. The car is an original 396 4speed car originally bought in NE and has been there for past 40 years (August born car).

The plans are:

semi-stock, semi pro-touring.
Car will be lowered with Hotchkis front and DSE rear leafs, DSE tubular uppers, Baer brakes and 18" wheels.
Interior will be mostly stock, except MAYBE aftermarket dash. Wife has to decide.
Engine: 396
Trans: T400 (wife wants auto). I will continue to try and convince her to go manual, but not working so far.
Rear: Original 12 bolt, 3.07 gears (tru-trac)
Going back with original Glacier blue paint and blue interior
Leaving it as a spoiler delete SS396


I just finished building a body cart. I liked how Mike Riggs from Mikes Custom Cars designed his body cart, so I made one like it. I have to gusset the legs, but I will do that this week.





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Old Mar 30th, 10, 12:53 PM
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Nice looking project! I also like the orange one.
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Old Mar 30th, 10, 01:59 PM
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looks like a good one to start with...
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Old Mar 30th, 10, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the comments. I believe its a good starter. I plan to take it to get media blasted in a couple of weeks and then I'll know for sure what I have.

Dropped off my subframe and lca's at the powdercoater today.
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Old Apr 8th, 10, 11:03 AM
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I got my subframe and lca's back today. I think the powdercoating turned out well. I hope to get the car shell to the media blaster within the next couple of weeks.

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Old Apr 28th, 10, 08:49 AM
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Dropped the car off to the media blaster today. I will get the car back tomorrow and then it will get some expoxy primer.



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Old Apr 29th, 10, 12:32 PM
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Got the car blasted today. Here is a close up pic of the firewall. Hard to make out from this pic, but the lettering looks like: blu and D99. Anyone know what D99 code is?

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Old May 1st, 10, 11:48 AM
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Got the car blasted today. Here is a close up pic of the firewall. Hard to make out from this pic, but the lettering looks like: blu and D99. Anyone know what D99 code is?
Probably the body schedule number. Norwood or Van Nuys car?

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Old May 1st, 10, 05:14 PM
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Hey John....its a Norwood car.

thanks!
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Old May 3rd, 10, 08:39 PM
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Hi
Im from Ne.. Where did you get your 69? I drove to Colorado a couple years ago to get my 68 ss 396, should have looked a little harder close to home. Tad
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Cool Project, keep us posted on your advances!
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Old May 5th, 10, 11:31 AM
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What a great starting point - and sweet 69 !
Did this sweet ride come with any drivetrain pieces ?
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Old May 5th, 10, 11:51 AM
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What a great starting point - and sweet 69 !
Did this sweet ride come with any drivetrain pieces ?
Thanks for the compliment. It was body only, however I have a 396 and T400 to put in it.
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Which Blue interior was this one originally???
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Which Blue interior was this one originally???
Medium blue interior. Glacier blue exterior.
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