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1969 Allison Blue & Gold Charger 500

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Send me your address again and when I cast the Buick I'll send one.

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Started over with the Nichels chassis. This time I spaced the 1/8" square tubing with a 3/4" gap to drop the engine into, this gives the oil filter and pump more clearance on the drivers side and the fuel pump more room on the other. I added 4 pieces of .020 plastic sheet 1/8"x3/16" to serve as motor mounts. This places the engine level and reduces the 3/4" gap enough to mount the engine. Also placed the front cross member 3/64" more forward to clear the fan. Still a long way to go!!

 

Gerald  

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Will the chassis ready to reassemble! Major spindle job and lowering the engine cage! Hopefully this works out😁 

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This is as close as I can get the stance! Tim pointed out to me to look at the blue line of the tire compared to the fender opening. Time to finish and move on!

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If you look closely and compare the pictures the wheel opening has been moved upwards some on the real car and that was appearently quite common back in the day as I have seen it on more cars from that era.
It's a little late to do on your model now tho'.

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I'll post some better pix when I'm finished! The wheel wells have been opened up and flared, the pic is bad and the angle it was taken at makes it look strange. Good eye, these cars were massaged to death back then.

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Lowered front and raised the back. It sit much better now!! The body goes on tomorrow and time to call it done. Pretty quick for me 7 months🤪

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Well this is finally done!! Thanks to everyone for all the help!

 

Photographs by Brittany Whitsell

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Gerald, all of your hard work paid off. The Allison Charger 500 came out great. I really like it. I keep starting Charger 500 builds and stop at some point when I can't seem to find the patience to do them right. You stuck with yours and it shows in the final pics, great job!!

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Made it to the garage🤪 Thanks Guy's

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One last addition! Changed out radiator and add a shroud.

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On 9/5/2020 at 7:58 AM, DoctorLarry said:

Very nicely done, Gerald.

Thank you!!

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