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#1 Earl OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Well, delusions of grandeur not withstanding, here are some of my other projects.  I'm a born and bred gear head.  I grew up about 2 miles from the local 1/8 mile drag strip and my Dad built engines and transmissions in the 70's for hot rods and race cars.  He and his ex-brother-in-law won some championships on the east coast in the late 70's with a 500cid HEMI powered Challenger.  

 

My new to me DD:

 2000 GMC K2500 Sierra Classic.  Crew Cab, short bed, 4x4.  5.7L/4L80E.  SLE package.  Pretty nice old truck.  267k miles on it when I bought it.  It belonged to a contractor in South Carolina and was his personal "boss's truck" so very little wear and no rust.  I've got a step side bed for it I'm hoping to get fixed up and ready to go on before the end of the month.

 

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The Rock Crawler:

1984 K5 Blazer Silverado 350/TH700R4/NP208  Locked/shafted 10b front, spooled/shafted 12b rear 3.42 gears.  33x10.50R15 Super Swamper Bogger tires

 

I've got to do a cam swap this summer in it and get some more fab work done.  Not a major priority as it runs the local trail just fine as-is, but it's not trip worthy just yet.  Needs sliders, tube doors and a decent front bumper.  I wish I had gone with 35's, but I got too good a deal in those 33s to pass up.

 

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My 89 Camaro RS T-top

Original L03 5.0L/TH700R4.  Garage kept lady car from NC.  Still has original window sticker and t-top bag.  Gonna need some welding done on the body soon, it is cracking behind the t-tops as most of them do.  It doesn't get driven much.

 

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The Camaro lurking behind it is a 84 SC I built pretty much from scratch.  ~400hp 350/TH700R4 3.73's.  Lots of suspension parts and work.  Handles wonderful and is a blast, but because it only seats 4 and there is 5 of us,  will be taken apart this summer to donate it's driveline to this:

 

84 Monte Carlo SS

Specs: TBD

 

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:36 PM

i love the rock crawler :rocker2:



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:49 PM

You have some nice rides! But the one thing thats bothering me is why alll the bowties? Your dad had the right idea back in the 70s with the Challenger :D  ( I'm a mopar guy) 

 

The RS is pretty nice having all the original stuff with it. Thanks for the pics.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Nice bowties. Although I am a bit partial to them myself.



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Thanks guys! NATO, the Dodge was his brother-in-laws car he got a good deal in. Dad just built the transmissions and tuned it. At the time, they both had 71 Camaros as street cars. Dad's was a 402/th350 car and Dwight's was a LT1/4 speed Z28.

We've always owned GM or AMC stuff. Well, Mom bought a Dodge before she married Dad, but that is a long story of spite and bad decision making and we don't speak of it much.
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Man, That is one nice lookin Monty 'SS', is it an Areo-Coupe by chance?



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:16 PM

No, the Aerocoupe was only an option in the last two years of production.  This is similarly rare, in being 83 and 84 were the only two years that offered a blue SS.  This is a one owner car from Tennessee.  Guy bought the car new from his Grandfather who was a salesman at a local dealership.  I happened on it by accident, actually on my way to look at a 71 Skylark that turned out to be junk.  It needs stripped and painted but there is only one little rust spot on it.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:21 PM

I was thinkin that that option was available only in 86-87??, but wasn't sure. Now if you could fine a Grand Prix with that option, you would really have a rarity. If I remember right, Pontiac only offered that as a dealer option and only made enough of them to make it legal to run in NASCAR.

 

I remember that Blue and it was a beautiful color on the SS..



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Was the Skylark a GS ?



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:31 PM

No, it was a plain Skylark, but he had grafted the GS hood scoops and wing on it.  He was actually a good body guy, but it needed more effort that I was interested in. 



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:14 AM

You have some nice stuff!!! That 5.7 Chevy is sweet. The Camaro and Blazer are real nice also.



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Great collection!



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Man, that is a great collection.....I want that truck!!!

Love the Blazer had a 87 K5 way abck but rust monster took it.

Love Camaros and the Monte is on my top 5 list.



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Posted May 04, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Everyone seems to like my truck! It took me two years of looking to find the crew cab short bed. I actually found two, one with a big block and one with a small. The big block truck was starting to get rough and he was asking about $2500 more for it than I gave for this one.

It really makes loading the minions easy with the full four doors. The old lady drives a 99 Suburban, so we're used to loading out of a big GMT400. I'm really fond of them if you haven't figured that out yet. ;)
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 01:09 PM

I met a guy, he found a crew cab dually with a short bed. Then he found a 2500 with short bed, swapped the dual axle and bed for the 2500 single axle and short bed and made his own. He has a 454 that needs replaced so he is swapping in a 12 valve Cummins, it's a cool preject.

I know how hard it is to find those short beds, I would love to have one, really like that body style. My kids are getting older though, son has temps so I doubt I will really need a 4 door or suv any longer, but would take one if I could find it.






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