86 442 rebirth

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg New here just posting a new build. Bought an 86 442 a few months ago and started a frame off. Car had been painted(badly) a black cherry and had a bondo'd quarter panel. Frame has been repainted. Tubular upper and lower control arms, qa1 coil overs front and rear along with ssm rear control arms and all new steering from Umi I believe(been awhile). Converted it to manual steering and was tasked for deployment at that point
     
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    Pulled it a thousand miles back to Missouri and stripped it down to nothing in my parents garage. It stayed like this until a couple months ago when the body went to the resto shop. The frame was brought back to South Carolina with me for work. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Welcome! Looks like a good project...the wiring will keep you busy!
     
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    Pulled frame, sandblasted and painted with por15 before the trip! image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Thanks man it's been a blast so far!
     
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    Pulled blazer spindles out of a junkyard for a penny and cleaned, painted and slammed on some performance rotors, oem calipers and hawk performance pads. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Aluminum proportioning valve and all the new goodies on. That was pretty much it for them. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Body is in the shop having the floor and firewall cut out as we speak, it will be replaced with aluminum and fit for the lm7/t56 going in!!!
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Well it's been a long ass time it feels and my body guy has had a rough patch so work was delayed. When he finally dug into it the rust had eaten into the a pillar and quarter panels but nothin insane.
     
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    He fabbed up lower quarters and patches for the a pillar(pictures coming soon).
     
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