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Post by Limey SE Sun May 16, 2021 11:30 pm


Few Better Shots today man I really like how the tires fit in there LOL. lol! Thumbs up lol! Leg Hump



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Post by Iggy Mon May 17, 2021 10:22 am

Now you need to "jack up" the rear about 3" for the period look!
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Post by Joe73 Mon May 17, 2021 10:30 am

Iggy wrote:Now you need to "jack up" the rear about 3" for the period look!

And to not cut the tire. But the more the rear lower control arm moves away from level with the ground, the more wheel hop could become an issue. I find on our cars that 5-6" wheel offset gets the tire where it needs to be without having to jack it up and allows the suspension full travel and no "possible" contact with the tire. Im running a 4 7/8" backspace (wish they made centerline auto drags in 5.5" or 6" backspace) with a 275/60 tire and it wont hit the wheel well nor the frame and it allows full suspension travel. I tested the suspension travel on a lift with no rear springs. No obstructions at all. And I have about 1.5- 1 3/4" from the inside sidewall to the frame.
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Post by Limey SE Mon May 17, 2021 11:42 am

Iggy wrote:Now you need to "jack up" the rear about 3" for the period look!

It will come up some with the New shocks and springs But dont really want the Stinkbug stance more interested in smooth ride and keeping wheels planted .......

I can take one hand and Bounce the the trunk they are that shot LOL I agree it does need that 70's Vibe but the plan's just say no an when I get the spoiler redone it will make it look right again Have to switch out trunk lid also as this one has some rust starting on the inside and once that starts its not very easy to stop .....

I have the trunk in Shed just need to install it, I am getting along better each day and able to Leave oxygen off a little longer Until we get a Hot muggy day then its game on for the oxygen use But considering the alternative I'm ok with that LOL

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Post by Limey SE Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:07 pm

Shout out to Lucky's Auto glass Rockford Illinois, The Chevelle SE has a new view no more cracks AND THE BEST PART NO WINDOW CHANNEL RUST YAYYYYYY FOR ME

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Post by g3chevy Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:28 pm

No rust is a big win for any glass replacement! What's next on your list?

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Post by Limey SE Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:33 pm

g3chevy wrote:No rust is a big win for any glass replacement! What's next on your list?

Empty car out of stuff been using to restore car, Then vacuum wipe stuff down, Then Car Show Bright and early 7am tomorrow go there to set it up

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Post by g3chevy Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:37 pm

Limey SE wrote:
g3chevy wrote:No rust is a big win for any glass replacement! What's next on your list?

 Empty car out of stuff been using to restore car, Then vacuum wipe stuff down, Then Car Show Bright and early 7am tomorrow go there to set it up

Cool, post some pics of the show when you get a chance. Hope it's a big turn out.
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Post by Limey SE Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:23 pm

g3chevy wrote:
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g3chevy wrote:No rust is a big win for any glass replacement! What's next on your list?

 Empty car out of stuff been using to restore car, Then vacuum wipe stuff down, Then Car Show Bright and early 7am tomorrow go there to set it up

Cool, post some pics of the show when you get a chance. Hope it's a big turn out.

I am hoping for at the Least 25 Cars as this has not happened here for 3 years I wanted one back so I started planning March of 2020 YES IT TAKES that long to get sponsors and raffle Items MAN I am tired as all get out LOL

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Post by Limey SE Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:28 am

I had roughly 21 Cars So was good for the First one after 3 years and I tell you what BOY DID IT FEEL GREAT to drive the SE after being injured and sick from Covid WOOT WOOT and tell ya that 305's 2 barrel carb is not liking life what so ever LOL soon it will be transplanted with a 454 SOON SOON

P.S. I had to switch to the turbines because the Night before was turning it around and shock cylinder got stuck down and sliced the f**k outta my Goodyears I need a replacement if anyone has knowledge of one

GoodYear Eagle #1 Nascar 275/60 will take a pair if thats the way i have to get and yes I know there discontinued or would have found already LOL

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Post by g3chevy Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:23 am

Glad there was a good turn out but sorry to hear about your tire. That will be a challenge to replace. So whats the timeline for the 454 install?
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Post by Limey SE Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:47 am

g3chevy wrote:Glad there was a good turn out but sorry to hear about your tire. That will be a challenge to replace. So whats the timeline for the 454 install?

Hopefully By August I have do baby steps being on Oxygen and being so warm this is gonna be the 6th straight day at 95 or better NOT COMPLAINING WHAT SOEVER but hard to stay out with oxygen in the heat , So taking time doing it right

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Post by g3chevy Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:56 pm

Limey SE wrote:
g3chevy wrote:Glad there was a good turn out but sorry to hear about your tire. That will be a challenge to replace. So whats the timeline for the 454 install?

Hopefully By August I have do baby steps being on Oxygen and being so warm this is gonna be the 6th straight day at 95 or better NOT COMPLAINING WHAT SOEVER but hard to stay out with oxygen in the heat , So taking time doing it right

Sounds like you've got a taste of our Houston weather. Hope you get back to 100% soon.
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Post by Limey SE Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:25 pm

After What feel's like decade's I finally got my Final Unicorn piece's to my Chevelle SE and not Only One set But Two OHHHH MYYYY Im shivering from excitement LMAO


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Post by Limey SE Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:33 am

Yayyyyyy Progress is starting till rain came thru I wasn't able to go out.... THE the rain came and got Better and Got some progress done on SE

Ok y'all remember I had lost the keys to the SE, well 2 weeks worth or searching Nothing, I needed the new Ignition switch anyways so for the price I was going to get the Ignition switch for I got the whole set  of lock's and keys THEY ARE the same A & H as my Original's are (squares are in trunk waiting for Ignition FUUUUNNNN)

P.S. I was able to save this trunk for the Daughters SE as that thing I rested my hand on it the other day and sounded Like Rice crispies after Putting Milk on them woooowwwwww Yup Surprised me also

Next Project is Door Locks, then scuffing for final blocking and sealing for the Year, BECAUSE THE PAINT will have to wait till next year so Gonna do a lil somtin sumtin While I heal with Daughters help


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Post by Limey SE Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:41 am

Yesterday Was a Big Milestone for me I went about 11.5 hours with No Oxygen tube So I am improving now today with humidity was only 7 Hours BUT I will take it its nice NOT to be tied to a tube for a change

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Post by g3chevy Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:48 am

Glad to hear you are making progress with your health and with the SE. Keep the updates coming.
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