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Old 10th-November-2012, 10:25 AM   #16
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[IMG][/IMG] basically this was the only rust in the car

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Old 10th-November-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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Hang around here long enough and you'll be a computer guru in no time!LOL!!

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Old 11th-November-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
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Nice looking car to start your project ! Been to Caledonia many times in the past, Iam west of you near ALbert Lea.
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Old 11th-November-2012, 07:58 PM   #19
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Thanks pit boss I actually bought the car north of the cities , elk river was the town

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Old 11th-November-2012, 08:04 PM   #20
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A little patch for the fenders , some filler work and away we went , sure is nice working in a body shop were the boss let's you work on your own toys [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 11th-November-2012, 08:09 PM   #21
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Next it was onto the quarter panels and the roof seems [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 11th-November-2012, 08:13 PM   #22
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There was one pretty good dent in the back panel[IMG][/IMG]

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Old 11th-November-2012, 08:19 PM   #23
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Some random primer pics , everthing got 3 coats of ppg envirobase primer then it was all blocked and repeated again [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 11th-November-2012, 08:21 PM   #24
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Now to loose nights and nights of sleep trying to decide a color

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Old 13th-November-2012, 10:48 PM   #25
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After several sprayout card and a couple of old doors painted I had decided on the colors [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 14th-November-2012, 08:59 PM   #26
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I ran across one of these big block things so I don't think the over powered 307 is going back in [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 14th-November-2012, 09:04 PM   #27
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I didn't want a cowl hood or any holes in the hood so I used the small block mounts to keep things low [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 14th-November-2012, 09:08 PM   #28
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Found some bb goodies , painted them the same color as the lower color of the car[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 23rd-November-2012, 06:31 PM   #29
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[IMG][/IMG]I had it this far along and something terrible happend on the first start , well it could have been worse . Here's how the story goes . I went to start my car for the first time with the big block in it and it would just not stay running , I noticed a little smoke coming from the intake gasket , right at that point I new what I had done , I used the wrong intake gasket ( dah ) must had been my first day working on engines . That turned out to be the blessing in disguise, after taking the intake back off I was using a towel to soak up some antifreeze out of the valley and when I got back by #8 I found the push rod laying on the block right next to the piece of the lifter it broke , yep stuck a valve , I'm really glad it didn't start [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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Old 23rd-November-2012, 06:34 PM   #30
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[IMG][/IMG]back together with my new worked oval port heads , three way valve job , shaved down to bump compression

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