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    Building a 81' CS with my 19 year old this spring.Car is pretty clean other than the frame.Just surface rust and a few scabby spots on the underbody.Picked up a 68'-70' 350 off CL pretty cheap.Needs a few odds and ends.Was rebuilt and guy I bought it from really knows nothing about it or cars in general.New parts include RPM intake,chrome fuel pump,flat top pistons,all new bearings,timing chain.Heads are 400-425 C's with Comp Cams roller lifter kit.Have alot of Olds parts lying around from years of being an Olds guy and G body guy.Plan is to use everything we can thats lying around other than things I know that need replaced.Posting some pics for you guys as I know on this site everyone loves pics. 20150707_080315.jpg 20150707_080315.jpg 20150724_204703.jpg
     
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    Having problems with file sizes...will post more later.
     
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    Sorry B heads...brain fart.
     
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    Looks like a great starting point! Have fun with the build...I did one with my son on a Malibu about 10 years ago...some great time together.
     
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    Kid really surprised me and must be getting serious with the warm weather.Mail lady just brought this up to the house. 20170401_135022.jpg
     
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    We will.Finally getting warm out.Looking forward to it.
     
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    Looks like a good project. Working on it with your son will be good for both of you. I'll be watching this thread.

    I see front upper control arms and rear uppers and lowers. Are you guys gonna make this a corner carver?
     
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    Just updating it.No specific plan yet.Car was driven into a flooded farm field and sat a couple days.Owner had it towed home and started it with water in the engine.We all know what happened then.It sat in a barn for years after that before I traded for it.Frame is solid but crusty.Everything else is rusted badly underneath,hard to believe the body is in good shape.All suspension,brakes will be replaced and frame will be redone
     
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    Sounds like a good project for your son to learn a lot from. Experience is the best teacher and if he's into cars then it's probably a dream come true for him to have a project car to work on with his dad.

    Is this gonna be his car when you're finished or yours or both?
     
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