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    1. '59 El Camino...nothing special. just the perfect swap meet parts chaser.
    2. '55 Shoebox...just like the Two Lane Blacktop car. not real nice but something to race and not worry about the paint job.
    3. '68 Firebird...used to hitch a ride to high school in one. BFG's, old school cragars, airshocks out back.
    4. '71 Datsun 240Z..had it and it was about 70% done when it got ripped off. god that was a fun car. lowered, triple webers, 5 speed.
    5. '94 Ford Lightning-long travel suspension, a full cage, bypass shocks and coilovers etc. something i can jump and not care about what the landing looks like.

    that's my list. i really ought to start playing the lottery..

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    The three in my shop right now....59 truck needs to be put back together after the crash, 57 suburban is coming alone very slowly, 61 belair needs a monthlong hardcore thrash to get it done.

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    "If it don't go, chrome it!" --Stroker McGurk

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    • #3
      Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

      I allready have it.But I would really like to have the old REDHEAD streamliner that's owned by Jim Lattin.
      Calypornya...near the beach

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      • #4
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        My Coupe- finish it!

        Big cube Jensen Interceptor pro touring....

        Maybe do a big cube Hemi for my motorhome, and a little slide out too.....

        Three.
        That's all I ask.....

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        • #5
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          Wow Hemi.... I'm truly impressed... My favorite car of all time is the Red Head....

          I know 3 folks that have driven the car...one that got in the 2 club in it... and I've never seen it in person... But you look at that car in pictures and it's flawless in it's design... just a thing of Pure function that happens to be beautiful....

          Keith

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          • #6
            Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

            1. Finish Warhammer
            2. a 77-79 Diplomat/LeBaron/Caravelle coupe, or Mirada/Cordoba/Imperial
            3. 77-87 Caprice coupe
            4. 74-77 Camaro
            5. 69 Super Bee
            The former Remy-Z

            "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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            • #7
              Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

              Doing 3 of the cars I want. Maybe a streetrod and a 68 `cuda, still. :

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              • #8
                Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                This list consists of cars not yet owned, but are on "the list" of cars we hope to own & build. ;) Gotta finish what we have underway first.

                1. 1968 Belvedere 4-door. <---------- Adam-12 Clone w/512 BB stroker, red-stripe 833 & Dana 60

                2. Vietnam-era M-151-A2 Jeep <------ Full-dresser, w/.50 cal. MG on pedestal mount

                3. 1965 Chevelle SS (gasser-style) <-- SS clone, Maroon, 4:56, Tranzilla 6-spd, w/a 8500-rpm SBC

                4. Tijuana Taxi <-------------------- Clone of Jack Roush pro-stocker w/ street Lenco & 351W/EFI

                5. '55 Chevy 4-dr <----------------- Checker cab-style, w/"For Hire" lights & plates, 540 & 4L80E.

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                • #9
                  Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                  In no particular order:

                  1976 Trans Am-I already own it
                  100% home built and fabricated 1930ish Chevy clone
                  1969 Firebird-Twin turbo 428ci
                  1940ish Harley Davison-Army issue-I know its a motorcycle, but it's the only Harley I really want
                  1972 El Camino-My buddys. It needs to run low 9s

                  This list is stupid. I keep thinking of more things.

                  I want to build a LSR car.
                  I want to build a LSR motorcycle.
                  I want to run low 9s on all motor.

                  I may have to combine a few projects.
                  Cognizant Dissident

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                  • #10
                    Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                    Hmmm. I either have, or have had most everything I've wanted, But, after each one, I get interested in another. My current wish list is short

                    57 Pontiac Safari Wagon (Looks like a Nomad, only more ornate)

                    59 Elcamino

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                    • #11
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                      1) 77 Volare Do it up as a SuperPak T-top 4spd clone, then throw in a 6.1L Hemi, go 5 spd, super trick road race suspension and 17" wheels

                      2) Hemi Pantera. http://hem.passagen.se/hemipanter/ is the reason. Just too damn cool not to.

                      3) corvair, just because... too damn cool... oh yeah, road race feel to it. I'd use a Buick Turbo motor

                      4) 78 Magnum. Stroked big block to 500 cubes, again, super trick out suspension but built as an homage to the Car Craft Magnum Force project.

                      5) 77 Dodge M880. Cummins Turbo Diesel. The ultimate rig for my needs.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                        #1-28 chevy ab deluxe rat rod twin turbo. i already own it, but right not it's just keeping me from having to mow that little patch of grass

                        #2-66 gmc short stepside, single turbo 1k+hp. i already own it, am in the process of tubbing it, all forged turbo motor already in place, should make my first pass aprilish

                        #3-1965 chevelle 300 sedan. already own it, same state as the roadster right now, i'm thinking tube chassis pro street.

                        #4-1963 impala. already own it, it was my dad's, and i need to restore it to hand down to one of my daughters

                        #5-1966 cadillac calais 2 dr hardtop. already own it, i won it in a drawing in 2001, i need to restore it to pass on to one of my daughters.



                        i only have two daughters by the way.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                          1. '31 Ford Model A Coupe (building currently)
                          2. '32 Ford Roadster - Traditional early '50's
                          3. '55 Chevy Gasser - straight axle, BBC
                          4. '68 Chevy Camero SS, 4 speed
                          5. '57 Chevy pickup w/'59 fleetside bed

                          This is the TOP 5 - I have at least 15 more I want to built.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                            1 another 70 - 74 camaro
                            2 52 - 54 ford customline
                            3 66 - 67 fairlane
                            4 70 - 75 trans am or firebird
                            5 08 srt 8 challenger
                            6 gremlin X

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                            • #15
                              Re: 5 cars you have to build before you die

                              got three of them

                              50 merc chopped
                              57 chevy
                              80 corvette (most any vette)

                              the two missing are

                              32 three window or roadster
                              69 impala , i know your thinking WTF, it was my first car.

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