New Project - FDW... four door whore

billzrx7

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So.. I got bored with my boat. Had $1800 into it including the cost of it. Traded for this ugly thing:



86k Miles, no rust, underside is clean. Interior is all there but the plastic is degrading. Seats dont have any tears. It drives really nice actually. SBC 400 with a mild cam, hooker headers, edelbrock RPM intake, blah blah blah.. all pushed through a TH350 with a shift kit and an open rear end. HUZZAH for one tire fire!




So if anyone has a 7.5" posi unit laying around or a whole 8.5" 10 bolt / fox body 8.8.. let me know

Not sure if Im just going to throw some aluminum heads on this thing and a 150 shot or if Ill pull it out and go LS swap.
 

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Many Regal g bodies had posi units. I found a couple years back in the u picks off 171/83. You might get lucky. Although I had a built 400 Pontiac that made short work of trashing a 7.5. You could do what I did and swap in a Chrysler 8 3/4”...although it takes a bit of fab work.
 

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I saw you yesterday on Villa. You left the light like an asshole.
 

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FYI the aluminum bumpers off the same era Skylark will fit with a little massaging...and the lightweight seats out of the Sunfire will bolt in with a little work. My ‘78 Olds was 2600 lbs...
 

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Yup shes a 1980. All the chrome and bumpers are good, just need polishing. Picking up a 5.3 Saturday morning... and theres thoughts in my head of moving the Borg Warner s475 out of the RX7 and into this.. and bumping the RX7 down to a more reasonably sized S366.
 

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Sorry...random thoughts as they come to mind...

Late 70’s Vega manual steering box drops right in.
 

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I have a brand new manual master cylinder for sale $50 that’s fit the car.
 

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Power steering, power brakes. Theres also a rumor we may get a little nuts this winter and do an AWD setup.

And since I had one 20 years ago.. so its nostalgic:

 

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manual steering is fine in these cars.
no need for power
I know, mine was manual. Turning from a start takes some effort, but once you’re going it’s ok...well, except how many turns lock to lock. The older PS units didn’t like high revs to much, and I built my 400 Pontiac motor for high revs. Kept having problems so other than the weight savings, that was the other reason I went manual.

You don’t need heat either, I’d chuck the HVAC too. Frees up a ton of space under the hood. Really easy to make a block off plate for those cars.
 

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Finally got around to making it 1 color. I used the dipyourcar system. All in all.. prep is key. Its not perfect but from 5' away it looks nice.





And the finished product:

 

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Oh shit. This thing is for sale huh? I thought I saw it on fbook marketplace.
 

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