What did you do to your G-Body today?

Streetbu

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Looked at it still freshly sitting on the new frame but wasn't able to do any work on it :( Instead pulled the engine off my riding mower, disassembled, replaced the base gasket, reassembled, then mowed the lawn. LOL
 

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James Hannigan

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Sat in it staring out the window into that big hood scoop and just wondered if I could fix it (Im no mechanic) haha
 
Jimmy

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First day back at work after putting HEI Distributor and Carb on the car. Runs good so far still have few minor issues to work out.
 
timo22

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I’d like to make an announcement.... Another Gbody is now roadworthy!!! Although I’m not totally done, it is running and driving very nicely. I still need to put a different dash bezel and radio in it but otherwise it’s good to go.
Fortunately, I was able to redo the car at my job. I wheeled it in January 15th and proceeded to tear it apart. It was going to be a junkyard build replacing the worn out Buick 3.8 with a Chevy 305 that I had . I also had a turbo350 and a 273 posi that I put in it. Well it turned into a frame off due to brake, fuel and emission lines. Then of course 4 frame mounts and 2 body mounts. I have never done a frame off before but I must say , I loved it and learned a lot.
Although I did 95% of the work by myself, I had help from my buddy Gary , who is a great mechanic and body man, my grandson Adair and my gbuddy Andre.
I pretty much worked Saturday and Sundays and 4 months to the day, it is ready for the road!
timo22
 
Texas82GP

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View attachment 88597 I’d like to make an announcement.... Another Gbody is now roadworthy!!! Although I’m not totally done, it is running and driving very nicely. I still need to put a different dash bezel and radio in it but otherwise it’s good to go.
Fortunately, I was able to redo the car at my job. I wheeled it in January 15th and proceeded to tear it apart. It was going to be a junkyard build replacing the worn out Buick 3.8 with a Chevy 305 that I had . I also had a turbo350 and a 273 posi that I put in it. Well it turned into a frame off due to brake, fuel and emission lines. Then of course 4 frame mounts and 2 body mounts. I have never done a frame off before but I must say , I loved it and learned a lot.
Although I did 95% of the work by myself, I had help from my buddy Gary , who is a great mechanic and body man, my grandson Adair and my gbuddy Andre.
I pretty much worked Saturday and Sundays and 4 months to the day, it is ready for the road!
timo22
Four months! Light speed! Awesome work Tim!
 
timo22

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Thanks Jared , but my attention to detail is not close to the level as you and your GP. This car was built to handle the rigors of everyday driving. Although the frame and body are pretty much coated and rust free, the exterior will not be repainted. It has all of the F41 upgrades, Monte SS steering box, Blazer brakes, new lines, ball joints, springs , shocks and body bushings .
It’s definitely not fast(305) but it is a vast improvement when compared to the V6 . Perfect for an everyday cruiser.
A few more tweaks and it’s on to the el Camino for my grandson. timo22
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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Thanks Jared , but my attention to detail is not close to the level as you and your GP. This car was built to handle the rigors of everyday driving. Although the frame and body are pretty much coated and rust free, the exterior will not be repainted. It has all of the F41 upgrades, Monte SS steering box, Blazer brakes, new lines, ball joints, springs , shocks and body bushings .
It’s definitely not fast(305) but it is a vast improvement when compared to the V6 . Perfect for an everyday cruiser.
A few more tweaks and it’s on to the el Camino for my grandson. timo22
Tim, I really admire how much you got done in such a short period of time. That's a nice car you built and you're already enjoying it. Awesome.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Nice work, Tim.
I agree with Jared, you've accomplished the build in record time. Looks like a nice comfortable cruiser with all the right upgrades.
 

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