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Re: '69 V10 GTX Custom Complete.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Friday, May 09, 2008 9:40 PM

It's been a over a year since I built anything or posted.  I've decided to jump back into the hobby no matter what.  Although I've been very busy the last year, I made up my mind to make time for building.  My first project is a '69 GTX by AMT.  It will be an all out custom with opening doors, hood, a custom interior and who knows what else.  Some of you may have seen this project on TMM or TMB.  I'm glad to be building again and glad to be back on SA.

Alex.  :mopar:

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Posted by 67impala427 on Friday, May 09, 2008 9:43 PM

A little info on the progress.  1st I got the trunk and doors opened and made deeper rear tubs.

Alex. :mopar:


 

A little preview of what it will look like.

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Posted by Jefferson on Friday, May 09, 2008 11:18 PM

Looking good....Nice job with the enlarged tubs....

J };-) Your life is a reflection of what you hold inside you...and what you hold inside you, is always under your control.

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Posted by ndharleyguy on Friday, May 09, 2008 11:39 PM

Great start, keep up the pics.

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Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, May 10, 2008 10:30 AM
Looking great, you did an awesome job on tubbing, good luck, i cant wait to see this one turn out.
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Posted by 67impala427 on Saturday, May 10, 2008 3:12 PM

Here's a little more progress.  I had to cut open the floor board over where the transmission will sit to accomodate the larger drivetrain.  I scratch built or modified front suspension components for the lower ride and wider tires.  Then checked the fit of the new engine.  Before I can begin puting the front end together I had to add some color to the chassis and components.  I painted the block and engine parts too. 

Alex.






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  • From: Southern Maryland
Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:49 PM
Its looking AWESOME!!! Cool motor choice, cant wait for this one.
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Posted by jeryd on Saturday, May 10, 2008 6:07 PM

 Great work so far, i can't wait to see more!

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Posted by 67impala427 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 1:01 AM

Ok. a little more front suspension work.  After modifying the kit suspension, I added a few goodies including front disc brakes, some flexible brake lines (not painted yet)and aluminum spindles.  I modified the rear end after some mental debate using aluminum rod and styrene.  eventually I'll add some coilover shocks that I'll make out of aluminum rod and wire.  I'll update more soon. 

Alex. :mopar:






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Posted by pro fleetline on Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:10 AM

Looking great i was going to build that same build! same wheels everything and already had another started just never got around to it glad to see what it really looks like! Good engine choice i put a v-10 in my 56 aswell they look great done cant wait to follow build!

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  • From: U.S. of A.
Posted by Supernaut4 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:59 AM

I did something similar to this 68 Roadrunner. Although I did it a long time ago so the results aren't great and I should've used the older viper 8 liter V-10 instead of the newer 8.3 liter one, the intake is cooler looking on the older one. It's looking as though yours is going to be straight up awesome, please keep us updated!

 

 

on the bench now, 32 Chevy Highboy, 88 Daytona, 69 Mustang, 70 Superbird, 69 Cougar I've seen the future and I've left it behind.
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Posted by 67impala427 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:48 PM

Here's a little more progress on the rear end.  Now for the coilover shocks, brakes and brake lines.

Alex. :mopar:




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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, May 12, 2008 12:00 PM

A little test fitting for the soon to be coil over shocks.  I need to add brake lines and complete the coilovers, then the rear end will be pretty much complete.

Alex.


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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, May 12, 2008 10:51 PM

I've completed the coilover shocks and attached them to the rear end.  The test fit to the chassis seems to be fine.  I also added the brake lines.

Alex.



 

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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, May 12, 2008 10:51 PM

I've completed the coilover shocks and attached them to the rear end.  The test fit to the chassis seems to be fine.  I also added the brake lines.

Alex.



 

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Posted by Modlbldr on Monday, May 12, 2008 11:24 PM

Alex-

 Wow! That is looking great.  Keep up the good work and thanks for the ideas.  I like the way your rear set-up is simple but looks good. Thanks for sharing.

                                                              Later-

Boldly Going Nowhere! Two things in my life I need- A little more time and a lot less speed.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:32 PM

Since for the most part I got most of the chassis components completed I decided to take a breather from it and work on the hood.  My hood had two issues that I had to overcome.  First the Hemi-humps as I call them and the lack of a cowl for the clearance of the engine.  I basically sanded the humps off w/coarse sandpaper.  I included a pic of the hood sans the humps w/box art for comparison.  I fashioned the new cowl using sheet styrene.  Pretty simple.  It took a total of about 40 min.

Alex.




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Posted by malibudan on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:42 PM

Thats a lot of work,it's going to be an awesome Pro Touring ride

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:10 AM

This is turning out really nice. I like how you did the mods. Simple, yet very effective. Thanks for all the pics.Smile

Mike member of Buckeye Scale Auto Club http://community.webshots.com/user/mlomaka http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/mlomaka/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/mlomaka
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  • From: U.S. of A.
Posted by Supernaut4 on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:13 PM

amazing job so far, absolutely inspiring, thanks for sharing this with us!

on the bench now, 32 Chevy Highboy, 88 Daytona, 69 Mustang, 70 Superbird, 69 Cougar I've seen the future and I've left it behind.
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Posted by 67impala427 on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:42 PM

Before attaching the cowl to the hood I sanded down the rough edges.  After gluing it to the hood came the glazing putty, extensive sanding, shaping and molding for a smooth transition from cowl to hood.  It's still not finished.  Some minor touches here and there are needed, but it came out better than expected.

Alex.






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Posted by malibudan on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:59 PM

Great job on the hood!! Bow

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Posted by Mr. Mopar on Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:57 AM
Amazing work on the hood! A very nicely shaped cowl, and nice finishing on it!
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Posted by 67impala427 on Friday, May 16, 2008 9:37 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys.  Next I'm going to work on the engine bay which will include a smoothed fire wall, new inner fender wells to accomodate the wider tires and I'm going to have to reposition  the radiator support because of the length of the new engine.  Oh well, back to work.

Alex

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Posted by pro fleetline on Saturday, May 17, 2008 2:16 PM

Very nice design of hood looks amazing! refreshing to see such a great build being thought out rather than just thrown together great work!

 

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Posted by 67impala427 on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 11:50 AM

Thanks Pro Fleetline.

 Alex.

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Posted by 67impala427 on Friday, May 30, 2008 11:49 PM

It's been a while since I've updated this one.  I've been very busy.  I'm working on the engine now.  I have to complete it so I can design the new engine compartment around it.  So far I have installed the lines to the injectors, (I think that's what they are) and added "GTX V10" to the valve covers after smoothing them and removing the Viper logo.

Alex.


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Posted by burlllee on Saturday, May 31, 2008 5:24 AM

  Looking great Alex. Love the way the hood turned out.

  Good luck, Earl Thumbs Up

burlllee Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA
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Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, May 31, 2008 8:04 AM
Looking awesome, cant wait to see it finished, good luck.
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Posted by 67impala427 on Monday, June 02, 2008 2:29 AM

Ok, I got the plug wires attached and added the exhaust.  The linkage on the throttle cable was next.  Not to difficult.  The pulleys are not glued down.  I have to add the wired alternator and power steering pump. 

Alex.




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