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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 18, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Not a Camaro but

Posting this build thread as there is a lot in common with Camaro/LS builds

After building a lot of Camaros I decided to do something different

I have been thinking about it for a while and bought a 66 Chevelle

Gonna be an LS3 swap mild protour car

Got it back from paint last week. Installed Ridetech StreerGrip suspension this weekend. (IMO best bang for the buck). LS3/525 with a TKO600 is going in next weekend. A lot harder doing LS TKO swaps on Chevelle then Camaros.

Other then that. Standard build. Vintage Air, Wilwood Brakes, Dakota Digital VHX dash.
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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 18, 06:10 PM
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Re: Not a Camaro but

Put up some pics John. Whats different? Why did you go with the 525?

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Re: Not a Camaro but

Very nice, John. As asked, post pictures of the build, please

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66 is my favorite year for Chevelle. I'll be watching... Congrats.

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Re: Not a Camaro but

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Put up some pics John. Whats different? Why did you go with the 525?
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Very nice, John. As asked, post pictures of the build, please
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66 is my favorite year for Chevelle. I'll be watching... Congrats.
An LS/480 is plenty. I've done 4 of them in 1st Gens. I did use a 525 in my last build and really liked it. As to why.....we'll because. Lol

I'll get some pics up later today.
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Re: Not a Camaro but

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66 is my favorite year for Chevelle. I'll be watching... Congrats.

Me too. The '66 Chevelle is a beautifully designed car. Would love to have one and look forward to seeing where you carry this one.

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Installed the Ridetech StreetGrip over the weekend.

Silver with Burgundy Interior

LS3/525 with a TKO600

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Awesome, John. Thank you for pics.

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Re: Not a Camaro but

Cool,

I had a 66 myself.
& a 70.
and wanted a 68 Camaro the entire two decades I owned them.

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Had a 64. Wish i could have it back.

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Great color combo.

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That is a great looking car John. It is amazing how you find these cars with the bodywork all done just waiting for you to bring it to perfection.

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That is a great looking car John. It is amazing how you find these cars with the bodywork all done just waiting for you to bring it to perfection.
And the seller made the 2600 mile round trip from Texas to deliver it for FREE

He said if I didnít like it when he got here I didnít have to buy it.

Actually it was a killer deal. 👍

My son says the guy paid me to take his car. Lol

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Re: Not a Camaro but

Nice car - will this become a build thread so we can follow along?

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Re: Not a Camaro but

Congrats John, good luck with the build.
I really like that color combo. Looks a shade darker than Cortez silver and with a burgundy (leather?).
Whatever, I'm sure it's going to be awesome.

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