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Old 01-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default 1969 Chevelle LS Turbo build

I've done alot of work on the car so far. I got it as a roller "ready to go". However, it wasn't. I've done most of the metal work for the smooth firewall and cowl, replaced the trans tunnel, scraped all the undercoating from the floor in and out, coated with chassis saver, cut out the messed up outer wheelhouses, fabbed up the motor plate, mounted the new master cylinder, routed and fabbed front brake lines, made mounting plates for the rear brake line, and did some work on the turbo headers. Here are some pics:




















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Old 01-15-2015, 11:06 AM   #3
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And finally, I cut the 3" vbands off and got a transition to 2.5". I welded that on and the 2.5" vbands for them. I'm waiting on my tubing to arrive, which isn't going to be until tuesday. I also got the front brake lines made and routed along with mounting plates for the rear brake line.
















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Old 01-21-2015, 06:36 AM   #4
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I finally got my 2.5" stainless, t4 flanges and merge pieces. I got one side fitted and welded up. I welded a tab to the t4 flange and made a support out of 3/4" dowel rod.


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Old 01-21-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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I like it, Cool to see someone doing their own fabwork in their home garage. Is it a 69 though? Dash grill and headlight bezels look like 68
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:43 PM   #6
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Awesome build! Where are the 'gates going be plumbed? Love the radiator/cap too ;-)
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM   #7
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I like it, Cool to see someone doing their own fabwork in their home garage. Is it a 69 though? Dash grill and headlight bezels look like 68
It's titled as a 69. I didn't know there was a difference in the dash. I'm changing the grill out eventually. I'm also swapping to the 68 tail lights, because I like them better.

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Awesome build! Where are the 'gates going be plumbed? Love the radiator/cap too ;-)
In line with the header. I may have to angle and lower the radiator.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:14 PM   #8
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looks good so far!

what intercooler is that?
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looks good so far!

what intercooler is that?
It's a chiseled performance 2000hp unit
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It's titled as a 69. I didn't know there was a difference in the dash. I'm changing the grill out eventually. I'm also swapping to the 68 tail lights, because I like them better.



In line with the header. I may have to angle and lower the radiator.
Going to be recirculating or divorced? I wonder how demonic it would sound out of two open gate dumps!
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:59 PM   #11
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Going to be recirculating or divorced? I wonder how demonic it would sound out of two open gate dumps!
Just dumped to the atmosphere. I'm probably going to pick up some 50mm jgs units.
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Nice job !
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I got the drivers side turbo mounted and finished welded. I also made and welded a bracket for my steering shaft.




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Old 01-29-2015, 12:14 PM   #14
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I got the drivers side downpipe fabbed up. I'll get the passengers side done tonight. The wideband bung isn't in the most ideal place, but I cut up my old downpipe and that's where it was there. The wideband fits, but I'll have to make something to make sure the wires don't get burnt up.





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Got the passenger side downpipe all done. I'll probably have to swing them inward but for now they are done.




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