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Rebuilding cars....anyone?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Frate_Raper, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Frate_Raper

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    Rebuilding cars....anyone?

    Discussion started by Frate_Raper - Mar 13, 2005

    I've always wanted to take apart a car and rebuild it to running order.I think it would be fun to dismantle,clean,rebuild with some upgrades and but it back togather.I was talking with my brother,he' wants to do it too but he's getting married...so i'm not counting on his help.Were gunna get a CRX.


    What have you rebuilt?any advice.and don't say build a better car I drive an A4 I just want to learn something else about cars.


    Lets shoot the shit about whips with out the shit talk......tuners,rods what ever your into spit!
     
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    AORAone - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    a friend of mine got a 67 mustang for his 16th birthday, he and his dad were supposed to build it together. the day after his birthday they tore the car apart, everything, it now sits in his garage half-way put back together, his dads too buisy and he has done everything he knows how to do, so hes kinda at a stalemate with it. hes 20 now, so its been awhile. it would have been badass if he got it all together and running again, but i dont really see it happening anytime soon.
     
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    Frate_Raper - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    I did that with a transam and my step dad,we din't have a shop we did it our parkinglot of our apratment building.Now we have a huge shop and a garge to built soemthing in.He's down for teh crx.
     
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    GLIK$ - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    The most Ive done is engine swapping, and engine rebuilding, its fun but a lot of time and effort.

    I worked at an engine machine shop for about 3 years.
     
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    I'm going to be getting a 70-73 volvo 1800e and just starting from scratch. The only thing that will be original is the body and the frame. Here comes a long haul.
     
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    AORAone - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    no shit leader, good luck with that one.
     
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    ClueTwo - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    CRX is way too easy..Go for a Cadillac...
     
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    i'll be the parts degreaser.
     
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    Frate_Raper - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    it will most likely be a rebuild/build up.......I simply don't know shit about cars and want to learn.
     
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    The Leader - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    Rebuilds are hard too man. Good luck with that. You are going to have to make sure everything is within specs and.. ugh.. you are going to fucking hate dial indicators.



    HATE THEM.


    unless you are just not going to check specs.
     
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    CACashRefund - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    I helped a friend rebuild a 1983 Buick Riviera Convertible similar to the one shown below.
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    He bought it in pretty shitty condition, we took the beast apart. Replaced any faulty/missing parts. Installed a kickin' sound system, stupid amount of bass. He had it candy painted and now its reallly hot shit.
     
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    sleepyceas2- - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    got a 87 pontiac fiero GT and dropped a corvette 350 LS1 in it, new adjustable suspension, 13" brakes.

    gonna hook that shit up, easily goes 160
     
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    The Leader - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    What? How did you accomplish that? Isn't the Vette engine alittle large for the space the Fiero allows?
     
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    GREENOJOS - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    i want to get one of those older cars, like a 64 impala or another one thats fast and pretty big, and hook it up like they do it on those old school car shows. then give it some cali style.
     
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    sleepyceas2- - Replied Mar 13, 2005

    the fiero has enough room, the motor fits transverse, plus the cars midengine. also its a small block
     
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