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#1 BOSWELL891

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Bought this kit a couple of months ago with plans on building it factory stock but decided making it a street and strip car would be cooler. I had a 396 engine that I wasn't going to use that fit with no problems so I decided it would be great to use for the car. I also am working on a roll bar for it which is something that is knew to me and I think so far it is turning out great. All comments and suggestions are welcome since building drag cars is something I usually don't do.
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I thought it would look good if I painted the heads to make them look aluminium not sure if I am going to keep them like that though.
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Roll bar so far.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Hi im working on that goat too. if you want to keep the stock exhaust system id suggest you to use some cotton ear sticks.
Here is mine, its not finished coz i decided to build a promod from that kit so i wont need it anymore
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low quality pic but you get the idea :rolleyes:
Also the tread on rear tires was awful, i removed it completely, and it turned out into a nice pair of slicks.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

I cut my stock exhaust off and have some headers that I'm going to use and I'm glad to know that the tread can be removed because I was planning on doing that thanks for the tips

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

This is cool project. Always liked the look of '64 GTO and yes, I've built one too with Hillborn Fuel Injection. Anyways, your project looks great so far, that roll bar is shaping up nicely! And I would absolutely keep those aluminium heads because they just fit much better to Race Car than any others (except in Stocker :lol: !). And maybe finding a pair of rear slicks would be easier than making those as "Slicks". The shape of the side of that tire doesn't look like Slicks tire even if the tread is removed.

But all in all, very nice build, I will be watching very closely! B)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

Thanks a lot for the comments I would much rather put regular slicks on it the only problem I have had so far is finding a pair of slicks that work for it but I think I may have found some

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

I found some slicks off of a 68 Dodge charger that fit and was very happy to find a pair of wheels in my parts box I think they look way better than the other wheels.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:53 AM

looking good!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Yeah! B) THAT looks good! New wheels and those slicks really do look better. Are you going to paint those spokes with somekind of Gun Metal paint, they look more Old School like that, but they look great like that too. Anyway you do, it will look fantastic. Keep on the good work.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks guys and yes I am planning on painting the rims the chrome doesn't really go with the style of the car. I'm thinking red for the body color also

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

looking killer! like the rims better than the first set. good choice.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Got the body painted duplicolor bright red, stripped the wheels and repainted them model master steel not sure if I am going to keep them that color but for now I think they look good.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Wow reminds me of my moms 65, you even got the color and engine right!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

This is a cool build. I had a 64 Tempest back in the 70's. Put in a 325 hp 396 with a turbo 400. Looking good so far

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

Got some more done on the goat. The engine is almost mounted, interior is done and almost all bare metal foil is done. I'm pretty satisfied with how the roll bar turned for my first one. All comments welcome!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

If things go good I'll hopefully have this one done this week.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

Very Clean !

More Please !!