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Sluggy's C20

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There is some back-story on the Fatman/LVVTA here

http://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/newsletters_pub/LVVTA_Newsletter_2014_Jan-July.pdf

"To the owners surprise, his new 'Fatman Fabrica- tion' A-arms failed the NDT in spectacular fashion, with. 16 out of the 20 welds on the 4 suspension arms being failed on quality"

There must be other options out there?

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You'll likely still have to take the front end apart for NDT though.

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Yeah, the options are limited in the 60 - 62 trucks. There is this option - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=366828 but I will need to check with the authorities. The plan was always to keep it stock to get it complied. Rebuild all the stock suspension, and see how it rides. Then do the conversion/cert stuff post that.

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1 hour ago, k-trips said:

Fuck this is swish. Jealous. Also raising interest in buying your 327 and manual box if you are flicking it.

 

Also   http://www.artmorrison.com/2006cat/48.pdf

I will be selling the 327 and box. Will hopefully be 3 or 4 months away. Unsure of engine/gearbox goodness as yet.

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Angus we need a planning committee meeting with beer and more wheels up pics !!

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As per the build thread (which is lame) nearly complied, have later front and rear ends, 5 stud and goes to a coil over rather than the torsion front end. Im pretty sure the Ls/6l80 combo wont squeeze between the torsion bars/front suspension set up. The box is a monster.

As pe build post, kleen to talk to people who are up for doing front suspension swap and engine swap - would like it done in the next 3 months (not 4 years like the other project...)

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Call Kevin at Autocare Kilbirnie. He is in Wellington and is very good. Have a chat and lay out your plans and see if he can meet your needs. 

Driving it to Wellington and getting a flight home should be a small part of the cost of what you are doing. 

The reason I thought of him is I know he has done something similar for a 70s Chev pickup for the guy who owns Placemakers

Tell him KK sent you. 

He hand built his own Trans-Am racecar too.

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Just looked and it was a Ford pickup

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And this is his Trans-Am

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Here are some more pics of it in chassis mock-up stage.

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I think those pics in the post above may have been how it first turned up. 

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