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Rebuilding cars....anyone?

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

  1. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    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!
     
  2. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    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.
     
  3. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    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.
     
  4. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    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.
     
  5. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  6. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    no shit leader, good luck with that one.
     
  7. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
    CRX is way too easy..Go for a Cadillac...
     
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i'll be the parts degreaser.
     
  9. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    it will most likely be a rebuild/build up.......I simply don't know shit about cars and want to learn.
     
  10. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  11. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    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.
     
  12. sleepyceas2-

    sleepyceas2- Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 31, 2003 Messages: 187 Likes Received: 0
    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
     
  13. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    What? How did you accomplish that? Isn't the Vette engine alittle large for the space the Fiero allows?
     
  14. GREENOJOS

    GREENOJOS Member

    Joined: Dec 16, 2003 Messages: 426 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  15. sleepyceas2-

    sleepyceas2- Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 31, 2003 Messages: 187 Likes Received: 0
    the fiero has enough room, the motor fits transverse, plus the cars midengine. also its a small block
     
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