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Early A-Body Discussions

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        I never liked the appearance of the stock dash, so we started over. Ironically, this will be the first vehicle I have owned with a back-up camera.
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          I'm still getting used to this after 40+ years of looking at a 340.
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            That’s beautiful. Amazing build man. Mine has been in my family since 1980, and it’s come along way from where is started. Much work still to be done. The majority of the paint is 40 years old and single stage. Going in for full paint this month. Same scheme. Then full suspension and eventually interior. 408 stroker with 727 trans. Trans has full guts from a diesel 3500, so built for torque.
             
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            Thanks! It's way beyond my skill level; I just wrote the checks. Yours sounds like fun! What are your suspension plans?
             
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            Looking at HDK K-frame up front and a street lynx triangulated 4 bar for the rear. Not a lot of options out there if you stray away from the torsion bar setup.
             
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            Yeah, I looked at everything out there, and saw various disadvantages (or what I perceived as disadvantages) in all of them. I know a few people who have the Street Lynx setup and are pleased with it; that probably would have been my choice if I had not elected to go the IRS route. I had no intention of straying as far away from the norm as I did, but things kinda snowballed. The Detroit Speed Alumaframe system did help simplify things; we already had C7 Corvette components ready to go in, but decided to use the Alumaframe setup for an early Mustang, and built the frame rails with the appropriate spacing to accommodate that.
             
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            Very impressive setup and work ur team did for sure.
             
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            What area are u from? Love to see that car at a show
             
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            I am in Mississippi; unfortunately, the car is stuck in quarantine at the shop, Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle in Chicago. It was not completely finished when it went to SEMA in November, and still needs to go back to the upholstery shop and paint shop for some final details. Neither of those shops are allowed to work on my car; Governor Pritzker apparently thinks Barracudas are virus carriers. The guys at HRCC have gotten everything else done; the last thing was installing and wiring the wheel speed sensors for the traction control. When things open back up, the car will go to Blackdog Racing in Chicago for chassis tuning, and then to Dynosty in Louisville, KY for dyno tuning and setup of the Haltech system.
             
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            1966, rear with a 65 Dodge Dart clip! We are still working on her, but we do drive it around and drop in on the local meet ups. 20190516_195839.jpg 20190516_195856.jpg 20190516_195904.jpg 20190521_191710.jpg
             
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