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BUILD THREAD SLOW Regal Frame Off

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    Well fellas I guess its time to start a build thread. I have been collecting parts the last few months to start putting my frame back together. I will slowly update as I go. I really only have the colder months to work on the car since I HATE working when the weather gets to hot here in AZ. Plan is to have the frame built and all suspension installed, cleaning and rubber coating the belly of the car and have the tranny and Big Block installed prior to stopping for the summer heat break. Here are some pics of the frame coming out. Everything came out easy the only issue with the frame was the passenger side mount hole rusted. Easy fix.
     

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    Repaired the rust.. Came out OK.
     

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    Frame nicely powder coated.. And goodies to install..
     

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    The control arms I am using had the spring stop so it was in the way of installing the coil over spring shock through correctly. I should have noticed this before I got them coated red. I cut off the spring stop and touched up the paint with a rattle can. Matches perfectly.
     

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    Installed the control arms but had issues bringing the lower arm far enough up to connect the upper ball joint... I thought it was supposed to be easy to install coilovers lol... In using spring made for big blocks per UMI its nearly impossible to get them on without the weight of the body and engine. . Had to go old school with chain and Jack to get them on.
     

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    This is were I stopped. Got most of the front end complete.. Should be receiving my front frame brace from Umi today.. This weekend I'll be installing GN rear and coilovers.
     

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    Looking great man. look forward to following the build!!
     
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    Thanks! I will try to update as much as I can. First time doing a frame off so progress will be slow but at least its going in the right direction.
     
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    Subscribed. Nice work. That's going to be a really nice car.
     
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    Thanks man. I appreciate it!
     
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