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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:42 pm

Well I have the Engine almost done. I spent the colder months buying bolt ons and when it warms up a bit more, Im all over the car its self. Things I have done/ bought lately
Moroso oil pump pick up
Hei Distributor
Plug wires and plugs
Moroso wire looms
Polished aluminum Tall valve covers and Edelbrock breather
Polished my once satin aluminum pulleys
Kitted my Holley 750,,,,Thanks for the help chevy art :th:
Edelbrock air cleaner and custom made wing nut
Built a custom polished aluminum altenator bracket and made a custom stainless tension rod
Im down to headers, flex plate, and starter. would later like an aluminum water pump and custom altenator pulleys

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Postby waybad » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:35 pm

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET :th: :D :dance:
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Postby ONEBADMK8 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:56 pm

EXCELLENT project. What's in store for the paint? I can see an Orion Blue Metallic with ghost flames. LOVE the wheels too. Im partial to the Autodrags.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:08 pm

Thanks waybad and ONEBAD :) Plan for the paint??? hmmm this is something I cant seem to keep a plan on :lol: I think of something then it gets changed :lol: Right now im thinking primer black with silver metalic over it. The darker primer will actually darked or spice up the silver a bit. Also maby some black or very light purple highlights somewhere. I have entertained ghost flames :th: Im worried how the black side panel gaskets might stand out, thats why im thinking silver and black. Hopefully this summer I wont have to worrie about that anymore :th: Keep at your projects guys, I love following them in the Journals :D
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby ONEBADMK8 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:47 pm

vegon71 wrote:Well not much progress but I did get started again. Im done chasing Whitetails with a bow for the year so now its car time again. The ancient Firestone polyester 6.00 15L were dry cracked and one did not hold air anymore. I needed to be able to roll the car around again so the Jackstands had to go. Picked up the new BF Goodrich radial TA's in 155 80r 15" and got em on today. now I need new lugnuts for the big meats in the back.
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Oh man should have gotten the Koker repops of the Firestones. I have the same tires on Footloose and I am getting them, nothing looks like them. I love them llol.
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Postby vegon71 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:08 pm

I finally got around to finishing that custom steel rear valence. It will still need a litle more blocking and fill primer before its ready but here is what it looks like pretty much finished.
I got a little crooked with the camera :lol:
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Postby vegon71 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:00 pm

OK Im not dead, been awhile since I posted or updated. Had alot of things come up this summer but im free now :th: Found out that I had moved all my photos in photobucket and lost them here. SO just finished re editing and puting them back here. Time to turn some wrenches again.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:39 pm

LIL Up date, started building my mounts the last couple of days. Tapped the old holes first.
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made my frame pads and drilled the mounting holes
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Test fit, both went on without a hitch :th: Ordered my block pads for a 68 Chrvy truck today and will pick up tomorrow. Then its off to building the tubes that attach it all together. This part will take more time as I have to set the Block in and level and square before building the rest.
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Postby shepherd1 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:46 pm

Car looks great , you're doing a nice job on it. What size are your rear tires? I have a 1978 Sunbird that I'm starting on and I'm having a hard time picking rear tire size.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:32 pm

Thanks, tires are Mickey Thompson sportsman 31 X 16.5 X 15 on 12" centerline autodrags. I wish I had went with a 14" wide rim to get them to look a little wider and flatter.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:54 pm

Well after many years the engine is stuffed between the fender wells temporally. I squared every thing up and tacked the mounts together with temporary ties holding frame plates to tubes that bolt to the block mounts. I took them back out so I can build the center sections on the bench, and get good quality welds on them.
Action shot :D
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Leveling it up
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keeping some spacing
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squared up with center bolt on cross member
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Postby monzajer » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:32 pm

Lookin' GOOD! :th: Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration, working in the garage or out building in the winter. You gotta have a heater, huhn? Looks like you have plenty of room. Are you keeping the hood like it is?

Keep chuggin' away at it!

cheers jer :mrgreen:
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby waybad » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:52 pm

good job Dan,,, love the camels :dance:
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:05 pm

monzajer wrote:Lookin' GOOD! :th: Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration, working in the garage or out building in the winter. You gotta have a heater, huhn? Looks like you have plenty of room. Are you keeping the hood like it is?

Keep chuggin' away at it!

cheers jer :mrgreen:

At the moment no heater :( I have a furnace out there but am waiting till next year to hook it up to my outdoor wood furnace that will run HOT water through a heat exchanger in the ductwork. Its insulated fairly well and stays alot warmer than out side temps. As for the hood, its another work in progress, I bought an old harwood scoop at a swap meer that they dont make anymore, It was waaay to long for the hood so I cut out about 10" from the center, and grafted it back together. It was off a car that it had been bonded to the hood and I wanted a bolt on without spending big bucks on SOOOOO,,, I made a wooden frame that fits the contour of the hood and the inside of the scoop, bonded the two together and will fiberglass it all when it wars up and smooth. The hood will be cut out the inside diam of the scoop flange so I can have nice cool air intake and bolted to the hood with a gasket on the bottom of it, Here is where its at now but have a loooong way to go with it. I have $15.00 in it so far :th:
(Tinker, thanks Bud :th: )
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On hood but still have to blend it to the wood flange
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby BadBowtie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:21 pm

I really like the style of your car, not very many "Prostreet" Vegas done right and i think yours is turning out great! dig the scoop :D
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