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#41 rollinoldskoo

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:51 PM

decided not to do the front suspension halfway on the 82 Malibu wagon and took it to another step....

scratchbuilt the front frame section and crossmember....

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i'm gonna see how much cleanup it needs after i shoot some primer..... <_<

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:28 PM

omg! its like the great Texas chainsaw massacre!

But in a good way... ;)

Just one question, why in the earth would you use those ugly AMT -70 Monte Springs on the Malibu Wagon suspension?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:19 AM

cuz he's a lowrider man and those are the lowrider springs B)

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

cuz he's a lowrider man and those are the lowrider springs :lol:


But a lowrider wudn't feature springs that long (if im not wrong), cuz it has hydraulic cylinders with short bounce/hop increasing springs or ackumulators... ;)

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:34 PM

most lowriders have springs all the way around. fronts not as tall as the rear but the help in the hops and whatnot

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:37 PM

But a lowrider wudn't feature springs that long (if im not wrong), cuz it has hydraulic cylinders with short bounce/hop increasing springs or ackumulators... B)


those cylinders are temporary until i get more of these...

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as far as springs go.... a street cruiser would have really short coils to lay low.... a hopper uses a taller stack to get more bounce and suspension travel... ;) accumulators aren't used on hoppers.... they are just basically used as shock absorbers for a cruiser.... when a car is raised up, the hydraulics make the ride very stiff so the bladders in accumulators allow movement for the fluid in the system

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:38 PM

those cylinders are temporary until i get more of these...
as far as springs go.... a street cruiser would have really short coils to lay low.... a hopper uses a taller stack to get more bounce and suspension travel... :lol: accumulators aren't used on hoppers.... they are just basically used as shock absorbers for a cruiser.... when a car is raised up, the hydraulics make the ride very stiff so the bladders in accumulators allow movement for the fluid in the system



Tadaaa!

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:48 PM

got in some work today....

after a primer and filling in a couple more holes, the second coat of primer on the frame looks good enough since the a-arms will cover a lot of it....

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i use bent up coat hangers for my spray stands :lol: lets me get all over inside the body too :lol:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

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B)

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

nice color choice bro

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:16 PM

ok, now most of you who have seen my past builds knew this was coming.... B)

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

holy hell that thing looks better than b4

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:15 PM

quick mockup with some of those cylinders in the rear ;)

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:39 PM

As usual, a great choice of colors, great choice of wheels, and a great jobon gettin it on there!

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:02 PM

yea, i've thought of puttin some cragars on it..... i got those supremes from the 70 impala kit.... the same kit comes with pretty awesome set of cragars as well... as far as the chrome front and rear corners, i really don't kno.... i kno that some of the guys did that back in th days.... the guys in cali can drive their stuff down to Mexico and get chrome for cheap.....

Awesome paint job on the '65 Impala. I really dig the old school 1970's look you are going for on this model. As for old school lowrider wheels, I prefer the Astro Supremes with thin whitewalls that are in the pictures you posted. That AMT '70 Impala kit has some cool old school parts for lowriders. Besides the Supremes and Cragars, it also has a chain steering wheel. Keep up the good work.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:09 PM

Awesome paint job on the '65 Impala. I really dig the old school 1970's look you are going for on this model. As for old school lowrider wheels, I prefer the Astro Supremes with thin whitewalls that are in the pictures you posted. That AMT '70 Impala kit has some cool old school parts for lowriders. Besides the Supremes and Cragars, it also has a chain steering wheel. Keep up the good work.
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and the chassis fits the bodies for 66, 68, 69, 71-76 impalas and caprices..... :D

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:44 PM

i love that color you used on the wagon. but the graphics.. well i was kinda of expecting to see something more.. dramatic besides just some straight lines. either way it still looks good and you make it look easy.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:48 PM

i love that color you used on the wagon. but the graphics.. well i was kinda of expecting to see something more.. dramatic besides just some straight lines. either way it still looks good and you make it look easy.


:D yea... i kinda kept it super basic on this roof.... i'll do more crazy stuff on my 66 chevelle wagon roof :o

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:45 PM

here's another project that i've had in my mix of projects for a couple months..... never showed it here yet....

sealed Petty Grand Prix.... :)

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not anymore :(

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combined with this kit....

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shaved off the bodylines and side moldings

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Edited by rollinoldskoo, 14 February 2008 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

after smoothing out the body sides i started grafting in the front clip and trunk....

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its almost there.... a bit more refining on the joints and it'll be great.... :(

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