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Forum: Build Ups 15-12-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,056
Posted By V8 Speed
Thank you Sir!

Thank you Sir!
Forum: Build Ups 14-12-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,056
Posted By V8 Speed
The owner drove this ‘69 for a while, but...

The owner drove this ‘69 for a while, but eventually decided it was time to dump the automatic transmission in favor of a manual. His hesitation was that he didn’t want to have to fight with a...
Forum: Build Ups 26-10-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Thanks guys! ---------- Post added at 03:04...

Thanks guys!

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The initial test fit of the big 454 LS was a little tight… the oil pan didn’t seem to want to...
Forum: Build Ups 11-10-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The painting is not over yet, as smaller items...

The painting is not over yet, as smaller items like the RS headlight frames, the door hinges, hinge springs, trunk latch, and the custom second-generation Camaro “bullet” mirrors and their bases are...
Forum: Build Ups 05-10-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Thank you sir! We appreciate the kind words! ...

Thank you sir! We appreciate the kind words!

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Next, the the outside of the decklid and hood were prepared...
Forum: Build Ups 04-10-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 39,018
Posted By V8 Speed
Wow, great looking car!

Wow, great looking car!
Forum: Build Ups 03-10-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JZcOayQKOdY/VrE...

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Forum: Build Ups 03-10-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Inside the body shell, the crew installed the...

Inside the body shell, the crew installed the mounting bracket for the Vintage Air Gen 4 air conditioning system. Although the Vintage Air kit comes with screw-in hangers, we find that welding the...
Forum: Build Ups 27-09-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The paint booth was again loaded with parts for...

The paint booth was again loaded with parts for “blackening”.
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Forum: Build Ups 26-09-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Finishing up the transmission crossmember ...

Finishing up the transmission crossmember

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UuDgQhUNcGc/VpMs02WpaOI/AAAAAAABX5o/uIszL2dKCpUlXNP1GRGw86uzT48m7qzmgCHMYBhgL/s1600/1965_Impala_SK_03.21.14_04.JPG
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Forum: Build Ups 18-09-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Allright, it was time to address some of the...

Allright, it was time to address some of the Impala’s wobbly chassis issues. This car had a bit of rust that needed repairing, and we took some time to install some .120” wall tubing to brace up...
Forum: Build Ups 01-09-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The bottom of the car is easier to access with...

The bottom of the car is easier to access with the body of the Camaro on the rotisserie, so final grinding and detail work was done in this position. The transmission tunnel and floor repairs were...
Forum: Build Ups 22-08-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Trevor and Tyler remove the Heidt’s rear...

Trevor and Tyler remove the Heidt’s rear suspension members and the Currie rear axle housing in preparation for mounting the body tub on the rotisserie.
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Forum: Build Ups 01-08-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Many have asked, the mirror base is wedge-shaped...

Many have asked, the mirror base is wedge-shaped to pitch the mirror properly.
...
Forum: Build Ups 11-07-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Next, the attention focused on the side mirrors. ...

Next, the attention focused on the side mirrors. These are GM “G” body side mirrors, and a small steel adapter shim plate makes them mount cleanly on the doors, rather than tip inward.
...
Forum: Build Ups 03-06-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Back in the body shop, we test fit some new...

Back in the body shop, we test fit some new YearOne trim parts.
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Forum: Build Ups 03-06-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Next, attention was turned to the look of the 6.0...

Next, attention was turned to the look of the 6.0 V8 engine. The goal was to have it “resemble” a Gen 1 small block, without going over the top trying to camouflage the late-model engine.
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Forum: Build Ups 22-03-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Next, we had to make a bracket to keep the A/C...

Next, we had to make a bracket to keep the A/C compressor and belt happy.
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Forum: Build Ups 02-03-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,056
Posted By V8 Speed
The ‘69 Chevelle is coming back to the shop for a...

The ‘69 Chevelle is coming back to the shop for a cool upgrade… it’s getting a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed conversion with a package from Modern Driveline. We’ll post pics and video of the conversion...
Forum: Build Ups 02-02-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The car is finished, just catching up on the...

The car is finished, just catching up on the story. Thanks!

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The COMP Camaro is rolled into the paint...
Forum: Build Ups 14-01-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The old floor piece came out in one large...

The old floor piece came out in one large section.

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Forum: Build Ups 30-12-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
There was a similar repair needed on the driver...

There was a similar repair needed on the driver side of the firewall as well.
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Forum: Build Ups 20-12-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
That is always a concern, and there are numerous...

That is always a concern, and there are numerous factors to consider when choosing a new body. in this case, even with the metalwork needed, the car was a great candidate for repair over replacing...
Forum: Build Ups 19-12-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The top of the dash at the windshield base was...

The top of the dash at the windshield base was another soft spot, so the rust was cut out and new sheet metal formed and welded in place.
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Forum: Build Ups 16-12-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
This Camaro is going to have a mostly stock...

This Camaro is going to have a mostly stock appearance, but there are some upgrades that will add a modern touch to the car. The Eddie Motorsports billet trunk hinges, hood hinges, quarter...
Forum: Build Ups 06-12-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The rear of the driver side quarter panel also...

The rear of the driver side quarter panel also needed some help. It had been pushed-in and pulled for repair, but the end of the quarter where it meets the tail panel had been badly distorted and...
Forum: Build Ups 30-09-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Here in the V8 body shop, the Camaro will be...

Here in the V8 body shop, the Camaro will be further stripped of bolt-ons, and we’ll test out the paint to see what’s beneath.
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Forum: Build Ups 30-09-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Meanwhile, a notch was cut in the lower front...

Meanwhile, a notch was cut in the lower front crossmember for the alternator and air conditioning compressor clearance.
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Forum: Build Ups 30-09-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The rear was then raised up under the car and the...

The rear was then raised up under the car and the control arms attached. There are bushings that center the arms in the pockets, and the arms have adjustable ends to achieve the proper pinion...
Forum: Build Ups 01-07-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
I believe it to be possible, we followed the...

I believe it to be possible, we followed the Heidt's guidelines on bolt installation.

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Over in the metal...
Forum: Build Ups 29-06-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The Heidt’s rear suspension bolts to the stock...

The Heidt’s rear suspension bolts to the stock Camaro frame rails. In this pc, the upper control arm and upper shock mount brackets are set in place, loosely held by the rear axle bump-stop...
Forum: Build Ups 19-06-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
The car came in riding on a brand-new Heidt’s...

The car came in riding on a brand-new Heidt’s front subframe. The hard brake lines have been run, the suspension is in-place save for the coil-over shock and spring assemblies, and the brakes are...
Forum: Build Ups 15-06-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
We want to keep this thing as a roller so that...

We want to keep this thing as a roller so that our body shop can mechanically strip the paint with D. A. sanders, perform any metalwork needed, adjust panels for fit, and begin the bodywork process. ...
Forum: Build Ups 14-06-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Overall, the car is in really good shape. It...

Overall, the car is in really good shape. It is not rusty, the floors are solid, and the body is pretty straight.
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Forum: Build Ups 11-06-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
1999- Second Refurbish at Davis Body Shop in May...

1999- Second Refurbish at Davis Body Shop in May of 1999.




Car fell out of trailer on way to a Power Tour. Straps came loose, car bounced back and forth inside trailer, beat the rear door...
Forum: Build Ups 10-06-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
Thanks! Yes, the 6x allows some engine braking...

Thanks! Yes, the 6x allows some engine braking based on the shifter, converter, and controller settings. Cool stuff.

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Forum: Build Ups 09-06-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,709
Posted By V8 Speed
COMP Cams 40th Anniversary Camaro at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

http://www.v8tvshow.com/V8TV_2/images/CPG_Camaro_1/1969_Camaro_CPG_07.09.15_012.jpg

We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being...
Forum: Build Ups 15-05-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
The sheet metal work continued, as our team...

The sheet metal work continued, as our team addressed rust holes in the fenders. Our goal was to use as much of the original GM panels as possible.
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Forum: Build Ups 20-01-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Next, the new transmission tunnel was fit to the...

Next, the new transmission tunnel was fit to the original SS floor console.
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Forum: Build Ups 16-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
The rear suspension consists of tubular control...

The rear suspension consists of tubular control arms with adjustable upper control arms, and a stronger panhard bar with improved bushings.
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Forum: Build Ups 13-11-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
http://www.v8tvshow.com/1965_Impala_SK/slides/1965...

http://www.v8tvshow.com/1965_Impala_SK/slides/1965_Impala_SK_01.03.14_08.JPG

Meanwhile, the crew was preparing to trial fit the Ridetech Street challenge suspension system on the Impala’s frame.
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Forum: Build Ups 25-10-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
A previous shop welded supports to the floor to...

A previous shop welded supports to the floor to make the transmission crossmember. This isn't a good idea, as the engine and transmission are bolted to the frame, which moves independently of the...
Forum: Build Ups 22-10-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Thank you, gents! ---------- Post added at...

Thank you, gents!

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The owner wanted the 6.0 LQ9 engine to sit as low as possible in the chassis, and he had...
Forum: Build Ups 18-10-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
The transmission tunnel had been expanded to...

The transmission tunnel had been expanded to accommodate the Viper-spec T-56 6-Speed manual transmission, but the work was not as clean as the owner wanted to see, so we removed it to fab up a new...
Forum: Build Ups 18-10-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
OK, you got it! Next, the middle part of...

OK, you got it!


Next, the middle part of the structure was measured, and a cardboard template was made to assist in fabricating a repair section.
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Forum: Build Ups 17-10-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
Thanks, glad you dig it! We've got a lot to...

Thanks, glad you dig it! We've got a lot to share on this one!
Forum: Build Ups 16-10-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By V8 Speed
1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Restoration 6.0 LS, 6-Speed, Ridetech, & More Fun!

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to us after and restoration was started at a different shop. The car has been in the owner's family since 1970, so we were honored and excited to bring this one back...
Forum: Build Ups 16-10-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,411
Posted By V8 Speed
The owner had the hood body worked and paint...

The owner had the hood body worked and paint matched to his car, and sent us these final pics of the hood installed. We think it looks killer! What do you think?
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Forum: Build Ups 15-04-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,411
Posted By V8 Speed
Thanks for all the kind words! The car has a...

Thanks for all the kind words! The car has a supercharged LS under the hood, and the customer wanted to vent underhood heat. That's a natural low pressure spot in the hood, so the thought was...
Forum: Build Ups 15-04-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,411
Posted By V8 Speed
Thanks for the kind words! There's a few hours...

Thanks for the kind words! There's a few hours in this one, but it wasn't a huge amount. You do have to move slowly when welding to the skin to keep the heat down.
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