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Old 06-19-2013, 08:33 PM
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I currently own a 73 Chevelle that I was planning to restore...then about 3 hours ago I see this bada** hot rod fly pass me today here in Memphis. Well that got my mind turning and now I want to go another direction totally opposite of the norm for my social circle. The body is rusted so i am planning to yank the engine and tranny and put it in another project.

I really would like to find out what I need to look for as far as a base for my future Chevy (hint hint) hot rod so any suggestions or leads on a starter chassis would be appreciated. I definitely want it to be different.

I already have a newly rebuilt 350
new transmission
4 brand new wheels and tires tires 285/40/17
and I hope I can use many of the parts from my current vehicle


Looking forward to your advice comments, criticism, whatever thanks
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If you like that body style and want something different... how about a Laguna or try a newer body style and go with an areo coupe Monte Carlo or 2+2 pontiac of the 80s.

These are different, but still fall close to the hotrod core vehicles... so parts are interchangeable and cheap/easy to come by.

You could look at the smaller body Omega or Ventura (nova bodied Olds and pontiac) The ventura body I believe held the GTO badges in 74

I see these cars occationally come up cheap in my area and usually they are in good shape.

Off beat but cool.
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why not decide how fast you want to go first? find the lightest car with the best traction that suits your needs. A 3500 pound car needs a lot of power just to keep up with a 200 hp bone stock honda in a 0-60 comparison.
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then about 3 hours ago I see this bada** hot rod fly pass me today here in Memphis. Well that got my mind turning and now I want to go another direction totally opposite of the norm for my social circle.
Please explain what this means. What kind of a bada** hot rod did you see?
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Please explain what this means. What kind of a bada** hot rod did you see?
HeHeHeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! inquiring minds would like to know.

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HeHeHeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! inquiring minds would like to know.

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Cole, where have you been? Nice to see you back.
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Please explain what this means. What kind of a bada** hot rod did you see?
Uhhh oookay...it was a 1948 ford pick-up...need a pic too?
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If you like that body style and want something different... how about a Laguna or try a newer body style and go with an areo coupe Monte Carlo or 2+2 pontiac of the 80s.

These are different, but still fall close to the hotrod core vehicles... so parts are interchangeable and cheap/easy to come by.

You could look at the smaller body Omega or Ventura (nova bodied Olds and pontiac) The ventura body I believe held the GTO badges in 74

I see these cars occationally come up cheap in my area and usually they are in good shape.

Off beat but cool.
Getting away from that style...I am looking at a 5 window plymouth coupe at the moment
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Please explain what this means. What kind of a bada** hot rod did you see?
Uhhh oookay...it was a 1948 ford pick-up...need a pic too?
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not hijacking just shooting the breeze friend.

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Cole, where have you been? Nice to see you back.
Hey buddy, how have you been ? between work and gathering parts for my camaro, and most of all being a papaw again anytime now grandson this time. ofcourse my grandaughter is awesome also likes to check the air in tires and hand tools to me and her dad. i've been picking up a few engines to have around and some old Z/28 parts and ole friend had from one of his cars. plus health not as good as i woul;d like but getting better. just alot been going on i guess you know how that is.


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Getting away from that style...I am looking at a 5 window plymouth coupe at the moment
Personally, I would be looking more at this coupe than a pick-up BUT it all depends on what you like.....truck....car. You can make either one work with the Chevelle drivetrain so it's all up to you.

Conditon of the body on either is a big starting factor. Obviously, the better the condition, the easier to build.
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