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For sure man sounds like a good plan.
Not really related but i use a sonnax line pressure booster in my truck, such a simple device with awesome results. Spoke with them once and seemed like cool people (assuming it's the same company.)

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I believe they are the same company. From what I can see they make quality stuff. This failure has me doing some serious reading about 4l60’s and they can be capable of taking a beating. I have a shopping cart full of 4L60E parts and tools after watching enough videos and reading info. At the end of the day I don’t have time, I’m going to get a trans from a shop that rebuilt my 2500HD and did a great job. It was 5 years ago and 45,000 miles and it still shifts awesome. It weighs 8k empty.


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Took a ride up to Cave Creek for breakfast this morning and found a cool little car show at the air park.


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Nothing better than unexpectedly rolling up on a car show while driving your muscle car!

Looks like you were able to take care of the trans. How's it running and what HD parts did you have installed?
I know the week parts of the 2004R are normally the stock input shaft and the forward front drum.
 

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Nothing better than unexpectedly rolling up on a car show while driving your muscle car!

Looks like you were able to take care of the trans. How's it running and what HD parts did you have installed?
I know the week parts of the 2004R are normally the stock input shaft and the forward front drum.
I ended up going with a swap from my usual trans guy.Upgraded sun shell, Raybestos friction and band, shiftkit.....
I installed a Sonnax super hold 2nd and 4th servos as well.

right now I just have too many projects going on and budget is tight. My tuner just came by and did some magic and she feels great. I’ve never been happy with the shift points or power and he was able to get that all straight today. It’s performing the best it has since getting it on the road.
Hopefully next week I’ll be stripping the body down and priming it for the body work.
 

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Hey people, I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe out there is these weird times!

I went into my garage on Thursday night and saw my brand new fenders just sitting there, I decided to blow off doing stuff for others and got sanding Friday night. There was no surprises underneath the paint that I didn't already suspect, the worst area is the lower pass quarter panel and I already have a patch for it. Besides that just some low spots that had some filler I sanded away. I covered the whole thing with black epoxy primer, now that she's a fresh canvas it's time to smooth her out. I like using black primer for the first coat because all the imperfections stand out. I welded up all the vinyl top molding holes and dent puller holes the last guy should have (would have used a lot less filler, the body line looks much cleaner now), I'm going to weld up the side marker lights front and rear as well as the lock cylinder holes next.
The AMD fenders aren't bolt up yet but so far they look like they fit well. I ordered up the rear window run channels last night, I'm going to get the window areas complete and jammed so I can get all that back together so I can drive the car while doing the bodywork....I like driving it more than looking at it.
Now it's really time to pick a color, that's always the hardest part for me.

Oh, and I received the new plate for it....Being from Boston, if I had a dollar for every time I've said that...I'd have a lot of dollars! Got to support those first responders!
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Thanks guys! Looking forward to getting it painted and the interior complete. To me, the worst part is over, stripping the old **** off!
 

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So the AMD fenders you got are at least a decent enough fit it seems? They appear to be a nice piece
One of mine I'm going to fix for sure but the other I'm on the fence about if it's worth the amount of work

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So far so good. I was going to start shiming them up tonight but I’m beat and needed a night off. I’ll keep posting updates on how it goes together and everything lines up. I’m glad the body was fairly straight, body work is my least favorite to do except for the metal work. Explains why it took this long to get it this far.


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74lsnova - NICE WORK! What a stance! Perfect wheel choice! (Nothing wrong with a 4.8. It's not the size of the dawg...)
You poor b&AStard, having to choose a colour for that piece of rolling art. Better go vinyl so you can peel & replace at will - haha! J'es teasing!
Note: the red/black primer combo looked....raw and dangerous!

I know I'm nuts but.....does a 74 dressed as a 3rd Gen just "look" cooler than an actual 3rd Gen? Gotta get me some glasses. :love:
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