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    I love it!
    To me, doing stuff like that is what hot rodding is all about.
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    Well, it's been a while since I posted anything here because I was pretty much "dead in the water" without the body. I originally ordered my body back on July 16th. It was supposed to be 4 weeks... It has turned out to be 21 weeks!! Five months I have ended up waiting. It's a long story full of delays and setbacks that I won't bore you all with, but FINALLY I have the body. With one of my closest friends, we left here Monday morning (Dec.3rd) at 2:00 AM and made a "banzai run" to northern Georgia and back to pick up my body. Twenty hours and 1122 miles later we were back home at 10:00 PM with the body. This morning we got it off my truck, transferred it to a trailer that would fit under my garage door, and lifted it onto my frame for its first trial fit. I couldn't resist rolling it outside for a couple of pics.
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    A big "Thank You" to Roger Spears. About a year ago he sent me some dimensions for locating the engine mounts. I used those measurements and the firewall clears the engine perfectly with room for the HEI distributor. Without his help I would have had to wait until I got the body to mount the engine and trans and the exhaust system. This puts me several days ahead of where I would have been. Thanks Roger.

    The car sits with a pretty cool stance and the 31 inch tall rear tires fit the wheel wells nicely. I can now bob the rear frame horns And tweak them upward so the spreader bar fits just under the rear lip of the body. I can also now mount the steering column and finish connecting the steering shaft. Progress may be a little slow until after Christmas (family obligations, you know) but now I can make some real progress!
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    Congrats on getting your body and it looks so cool!
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    Man that looks good Jim. It "looks" like it's ready for a trip around the block!
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    That does look good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson
    A big "Thank You" to Roger Spears. About a year ago he sent me some dimensions for locating the engine mounts. I used those measurements and the firewall clears the engine perfectly with room for the HEI distributor. Without his help I would have had to wait until I got the body to mount the engine and trans and the exhaust system. This puts me several days ahead of where I would have been. Thanks Roger.
    You're very welcome, Jim. Just glad that I could be of real help and save you some time. You've nailed the stance, and the "drop" on the tires. Looking forward to seeing those rear frame rails bobbed & tweaked, too!
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    I would say the stance is spot on! Looking great!
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    Looks great Jim and very nice of Roger to imart info to get a jump on it!
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    Looks fantastic Jim, the stance, tires and wheels, radius rod, everything is just perfect! Getting all the various pieces to compliment each other on build is sometimes the hardest part of a build, you REALLY nailed it! Very well done!
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    Looks good.

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    I can only echo all the other guys comments.
    Great stance, it's gonna be a looker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I can only echo all the other guys comments.
    Great stance, it's gonna be a looker!
    What he said.
    I too can only echo what everybody else has said.
    It looks bloody gorgeous.


    gorgeous.


    gorgeous.


    gorgeous.
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    What a great start! After following WRP's fiberglass build I have a new appreciation for them.
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    Thank you everyone for the compliments. All the delays were making me wonder if I had started the wrong project. Now I'm re-excited.

    I picked up an aluminum intake and the pulleys I needed for it at the Turkey Run a couple of weeks ago. I already have a bunch of other stuff I bought for it. Friday I may go to my local salvage yard and look for some seats. Having the actual seats I'm going to use will help me position the steering column where it's comfortable. I have the electric power steering unit out of a Chevy Equinox, but it looks too big and ugly to use. Time will tell.
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