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06-13-2016 09:41 AM
Too Many Projects As of right now, it looks favorable, but I'm sure you're aware of how quickly weather changes when South Dakota or Iowa cook up storms to send to us...
06-13-2016 09:12 AM
SounderMN As long as the weather is nice, yes I'll be there.
06-13-2016 07:26 AM
Too Many Projects
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The painter did a great job. It's three part PPG metallic silver with orange tint coat plus clear coat. Body and paint is one of the few things I contracted out. Good bodywork is critical to make it all look straight and correct.
Will you be at BTTF on Friday ? I'd like to see the car and talk about the paint with you. I'm looking for something very similar for my '38.
06-10-2016 02:49 PM
JGK95
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Also, there is only so much that you can spend on a SB, or you never get your investment back. And, I'm already past that point...
LOL, We're ALL past that point!!!



Jay K.
06-10-2016 08:11 AM
SounderMN The hood supports were custom built by my friend who welds aluminum. They work well and allow the hood to open from either side, or be removed. And there are small feet to allow the hood to sit on a bench without the paint touching. I'll post a couple pics of how I did it. Works better than the SB standard setup.

The painter did a great job. It's three part PPG metallic silver with orange tint coat plus clear coat. Body and paint is one of the few things I contracted out. Good bodywork is critical to make it all look straight and correct.
06-09-2016 04:07 PM
Rodnit Looks killer! I too like the paint. I've seen them go for as much as $40k, so maybe you're still alright.....
The range seemed around $18k-$40K..... Depending on the build....

Did you custom make the aluminum grille/hood supports. They look real good.....
06-09-2016 01:30 PM
brickyardboy Nice ride! Love the copper/orange paint!
06-09-2016 01:09 PM
SounderMN I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I received everything I paid for. A lot of the "extras" I didn't use, such as lighting and gauges. But I got it all, including the interior. The interior doesn't look totally professional, but I didn't have to pay the $5 to $10k for a pro interior either. I am mostly happy with how it came out. A real professional leather interior would look better... but I like the cloth. Also, there is only so much that you can spend on a SB, or you never get your investment back. And, I'm already past that point, mostly because of the paint job.
06-09-2016 11:14 AM
SounderMN And a few more exterior shots for you.
06-09-2016 11:04 AM
SounderMN And, I did not do the interior "by the book" either. I don't like the look of the radio under the dash, so I used that spot for some of the gauges. I think it looks a little less cluttered this way. i created the custom overhead console for the radio instead. Sorry the pics are sideways... I don't know how to fix that.
06-09-2016 11:02 AM
SounderMN Since you are asking about engine room design... here are some more engine photos for you. As you can see, the big block fits... but it is really tight in there. One thing to note is that with the big block, I also have a blow-proof bell housing. It's huge! So, the ground clearance isn't great. Gotta take it real easy on a speed bump.
06-08-2016 08:56 AM
Rodnit
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awesome to see someone finishing up a SB build. inspiring to me. i'm in year 5 and just about to begin wiring mine. totally understand life getting in the way, i live in AZ and 5 months out of the year it's too hot in my garage to allow sustained work. that's my story and i'm sticking to it. great job on the engine bay, i think i may use some of those idea's.
You need A/C in your garage and mine is heated...... 2 different worlds.....
06-08-2016 08:50 AM
rakrick awesome to see someone finishing up a SB build. inspiring to me. i'm in year 5 and just about to begin wiring mine. totally understand life getting in the way, i live in AZ and 5 months out of the year it's too hot in my garage to allow sustained work. that's my story and i'm sticking to it. great job on the engine bay, i think i may use some of those idea's.
06-07-2016 08:03 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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It's probably good you didn't built it by the book. The instructions cut corners. The proper alterations made for a stronger build.....
MAN !!! You couldn't have said that any better....

Throw the book in the can !!!!!
06-07-2016 05:30 PM
JGK95
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It's probably good you didn't built it by the book. The instructions cut corners. The proper alterations made for a stronger build.....
^This. All day long, this.

My father & I built ours using a SBC 355 ci mated to a McCleod bellhousing with a Dodge Viper transmission backed by a Currie 9" differential with Cragar Eliminators on each side.
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