What did you buy for your G body today? [2023]

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Got a set of headman Oldsmobile headers off Amazon for 52% off! $153.26!! They were returned “damaged”. Only issue I seen is a few scratches in the paint! I planned on painting them with some VHT any way !!!!
 
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UC645

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Fall Canfield was a bit of a mixed bag. Got there around 9, place was packed. Just got through the racetrack by noon, and I started noticing venders packing up and leaving on a 70 degree day with no rain! Wasn’t a total wash, but man I wonder what else I missed out on.

Managed to snag a few things I was looking for, with a little bonus.
Picked up a sportsman oil pan with a mid-70’s Nova bellhousing thrown in for free, only to realize the pan won’t work because the sump’s too long. So, that’s a paperweight unless anyone’s looking for a 604 crate motor oil pan.
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Managed to snag either a relatively well kept original fender or it’s an older repop that someone modified for a MCLS for dirt cheap.
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There’s no holes behind the filler, and the front edge that thins the body line out looks custom made, but it’s glued in. I’m wondering if I can use some sort of acid to dissolve the adhesive so I can save the fender with minimal cutting.

Also managed to snag some billet 4 bolt conversion main caps for a SBC. Might use those, might sell them. Undecided on what direction I want to take the car yet.

Finally got my hands on a 3 inch Milwaukee polisher for a decent price. Now I don’t have to worry as much about buffing small stuff like my bumper covers and fender extensions.

And last but not least:
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Mid 70’s Stihl 031 AV. Needs a refresh but it runs at least.
 
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Managed to snag either a relatively well kept original fender or it’s an older repop that someone modified for a MCLS for dirt cheap.
Did you really get that for $25? Bravo!
 
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Sweet_Johnny

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Well, tragedy struck during the shipment of my non-A/C heater box. Due to a lack of styrofoam it was able to move a little inside the cardboard box it shipped in. This combined with the weight and odd shape means that when they threw it around like one of Donkey Kong's barrels it beat up the firewall mounting surface. It's toast. IMG_20230915_211309842.jpg IMG_20230915_211106474.jpg IMG_20230915_205443236.jpg
The seller is one I'm sure we all know, and he's known for doing a good job packaging the items he sells. These things happen I guess. He's taking this one on the chin: not only is he sending me another unit that's supposed to be in the same condition or better, I get to keep this one!

This experience coupled with some prior fiberglass knowledge leads me to this idea: It might be helpful to bolt these 40 year old relics to a piece of plywood to offer support during their travels. Perhaps a piece with some overlap that would act as a bumper.

I just might try to salvage this one....some day.
 
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UC645

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Went and picked up this lump:
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Little story about this one, around May one of the new owners of the shop I worked for asked if I wanted a LS engine, and how much I would offer him for it. Said I needed to look at it to be sure but couldn’t because of life.
Well, I forgot about it, naturally.
He asks me last week if I’m still interested in it because he wants to get his building cleaned out, and to just take it. I think he’s screwing with me, but he insists.
And here I am a week later.

Engine spins freely, but there’s a flexplate bolt broken off in the crank. Thankfully it’s protruding, so I can try the welding a nut on it trick.
This thing’s going to sit for a while, most likely years. Not justifying letting this car sit for another 3 years while I get all the components to LS swap it.
Plans for a build revolve around boost and RPM.

Oh, also snagged a Big Block bellhousing and a set of 68-72 A-body 3 inch tailpipes, just for icing on this cake.
 
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After I got paid but before a car accident occured I purchased the necessary dash vent plugs to go with my recently acquired non-A/C setup.
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I also purchased a pair of jounce bars and 4 more chrome El Camino cargo hooks. I still need a non-A/C passenger side bezel for the SS dash but it'll have to wait, as I probably won't be buying more G Body parts for a while.
 
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Ugly1

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After I got paid but before a car accident occured I purchased the necessary dash vent plugs to go with my recently acquired non-A/C setup.
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I also purchased a pair of jounce bars and 4 more chrome El Camino cargo hooks. I still need a non-A/C passenger side bezel for the SS dash but it'll have to wait, as I probably won't be buying more G Body parts for a while.
They’re getting hard to find. Had to find a pair myself
 
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565bbchevy

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Well, tragedy struck during the shipment of my non-A/C heater box. Due to a lack of styrofoam it was able to move a little inside the cardboard box it shipped in. This combined with the weight and odd shape means that when they threw it around like one of Donkey Kong's barrels it beat up the firewall mounting surface. It's toast. View attachment 228175 View attachment 228174 View attachment 228173
The seller is one I'm sure we all know, and he's known for doing a good job packaging the items he sells. These things happen I guess. He's taking this one on the chin: not only is he sending me another unit that's supposed to be in the same condition or better, I get to keep this one!

This experience coupled with some prior fiberglass knowledge leads me to this idea: It might be helpful to bolt these 40 year old relics to a piece of plywood to offer support during their travels. Perhaps a piece with some overlap that would act as a bumper.

I just might try to salvage this one....some day.
I have received items were the shipper put them in a plastic bag and then used spray foam to fill all the voids in the Box so it can't move and they came undamaged
 
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