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 Post subject: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:27 pm 
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This is a pretty old build. But thought id toss a few pics up.

Started in 02. Sold it "uncompleted" in late 05.

bought it back in worst shape than it was when I sold it in july of 12.

Now I'm working on getting it fixed up.

Current setup:
85 chevette body
chevy luv/homemade frame
3.8 buick v6
th400 from commando
d18 from ecj5
front leaves from ecj5
d30 front and d44 rear from 71 waggy
35" tires
open difs.

I was 16 when I started this and ha dno knowledge at all. Now ive gained alot and there is ALOT I need to change. But it'll happen slowly.

$50 car I started with.

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The "first" build
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Day I sold it
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Day I bought it back
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Yesterday
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All pics of the frame, engine, axles, etc are here
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v135/4x4chevette/1986%20CS%20Chevette%204x4/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24

Current plans: replace front 30 with a 44 and a 4link front suspension.
dual lockers
front tube bumper and winch
Redo the ugly inner fenders.
Repalce all missing interior components, and the front valance from under the bumper to "clean" it up. (you can see the valance under the bumper in the 2nd pic)
Internal rollcage
Paint.
More aggressive tires.

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Glad to see you finally found it. I knew you'd been looking for it.
Keep pics coming as you do more to it!

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Yeah when I got it it was a MESS and it still is. But I'm slowly getting the bugs worked back otu of it. Looking for a donor car for interior parts and such.

Ive got a scout 44 front laying here that will go upfront once I get the money to actualy do it. It is drivable as is and ive put about 200 mile son it in the last 3 days since it is now my only 4x4.

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:07 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSNHZvkmI4Q

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:39 am 
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Had it in the garage changing out the front axle to a scout 44 and going 5.13 gears with dual lockers. Also trimmed the fenders while it was in there and install a fron valance panel ( it was missing when I got it back)
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Took it out saturday and broke the front driveshaft. I built the driveshaft back in 05 so I'm not disapointed it broke.
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Got a new one built and took it back our riding sunday
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Flopped it over
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Video of the flop
http://youtu.be/Mx5zw5vBY70

Video of the first half the the trail excalibur at Heiney Farm in Roseville OH
http://youtu.be/b53oKC5Lzhk

The 3.8 lost oil pressure on the way home. changed the oil and it is holding pressure for now, gonna run it a few days an dsee what happens but it might be getting a 4.3 real soon

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Looking good Donnie!
Was sounding good, still running OK or going to swap it out?

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:16 pm 
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As is typical of these motors the oil pressure stays low. Its running OK but has some noise at higher rpms under load. Gonna run it at still well jamboree and see what happens. I have a lead on a 4.3

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:31 am 
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Lower Ravine
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"new trail"
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?vi ... 5847621494
After this video stopped I bounced my way up to the location of the photo above then broke the tie rod.

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Thats too bad , going to try and salvage it
or what do you have in the garage that is the next project?

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 Post subject: Re: My chevette
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Ended up scrapping th epoor thing after salvaging parts.


94 rodeo dual cases w teeralow gears, 1 ton axles

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