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#1   2017-04-03 03:42          
Time to start something new.
My name's Jo, 29 years old and currently living in "Murica" in a town called Elpaso.
I moved over to America 6 months ago after getting a job opportunity. Ofc i left everything behind me in Belgium to chase my dreams. "Dreams? What dreams?" i hear you think. Well for starters living in America, and secondly building a street legal American Muscle Dragracer.
At this moment i'm cruising around in a Dodge Omni with a 338 smallblock ( 600K miles so it's a matter of time before i blow it )

The car:
Bought it with a scrapper label on it. Suspension shot and somehow it had a bullethole in the roof ( guess some cowboy went yippykayee mothefucker in it ) and it was missing a couple of bodyparts.

2 months later and it's a running techchecked car. I replaced the shocks and springs, filled up the bullethole etc.



Future plans:
NON. Simply cuz i needed the ride to get to my job every day :D
(Future car?)
(Whenever i get the opportunity i'll buy a good American oldschool ride and put my money in it)

Finances:
With all that's left of my savings ( rental house, furniture etc ) i bought the Omni and it's replacement parts. got 15K left so there's where my finances start.
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MyNameisJeff

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#2   2017-04-03 04:07          
Man I can't wait to see what you get! When I was in America for a few weeks, I was gonna get a muscle car but instead I had to get somethingmore useful for my team, so instead I got a muscle truck.
But my guess with 15k your gonna get a... idk I wanted to say a camaro or chevelle ss but, those cars complete are way more than 15k.. so I think your gonna get a beat up mustang?
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#3   2017-04-03 04:10          
# MyNameisJeff : a camaro or chevelle ss

That's the right direction, i was thinking of a chevelle or a nova. Maybe older Charger with a scrapper label on it.
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#4   2017-04-03 04:16          
Well if it's a coke bottle shaped charger... one of those at the junkyard with nothing but rust, is like 5-10k And parts are pretty expensive cuz dem mopar fellers charge alot for what they have at swap meets... especially on a charger! But chargers are cool, one of my favorite cars ever but personally, I think you need to save up for one as a later car... Or just wait on a good deal..
A Nova is pretty cheap, even in good condition, a regular 350 automatic with minimum rust, is $8000... I'd imagine u would take the old engine out and sell it and put a big block with a 4/5/6 speed manual...
Chevelles are cool cars! You could probably find a ss in that price in decent shape, but if u want to save u could get a non-ss..

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(P.S I could help you find a muscle car on Craigslist if you want for ur rp, it's fine if u say no)
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#5   2017-04-03 04:39          
I would be honnored to be helped but at this moment i have no clue on when i'll be buying a new one since i need the new one for it's engine to drop in the Omni when i blow it :D. So aslong as the turd lives, im not in a dieing need for another car.
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#6   2017-04-03 04:47          
I understand, I like what you did with the Omni, saved it's life and bringing it back! But what engine u planning to put in next, and did you test it in the 1/4 mile and what are your goals for this car? (Imma stop spamming in your thread by pm'ing you more lol)
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#7   2017-04-03 04:51          
lol no worries. Well basicaly i have no plans for the Omni, it will stay my home-job-home car. But since it has 600K miles on the block, it will die on me sooner than i hope. When it dies, im in search for the dragger i want to build and i take that car's stock engine and swap it in the Omni since know what crateblock i want for the dragger.
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#8   2017-04-05 02:17          
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! Went for a fillup on the Omni this morning and my god i saw a dirty pearl sitting between 2 buildings. For all can figure out of it, it's a 68 Chevelle with a 383 in it. Also a cool feature of the car is i spot remainings of a far forgotten dragracer history on it. The engine was covered with a tarp but the interior ( or whatever is left of it ) is gone due thiefs and weather. I went back to the fuel station and asked info about the car owner. It belongs to an old guy living in Sparks ( 5 minutes from where i work ) but they didnt had contact info on this man. What brightened up my day was the fact that they knew he was coming by every week to fuel up his truck and buy sigarets so i told the dude behind the desk to leave him my contactinfo so he could call me.

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#9   2017-04-05 04:11          
Wooow im in love with how that car is, and kinda sad but, man!! I just hope he ends up letting you buy it! Or at least let you work on it, or he shows u his other cars or something...!
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#10   2017-04-05 04:52          
Nice Dodge Omni man! And I hope that you can save that Chevelle too!
Owned Cars:
Black 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8 - Daily - CT9A + 6spd
Yellow 1993 180SX Type-X - Project Drift Car - 2JZ 6 Cylinder + 5spd
Purple 1997 VW Golf - AWD Project - Not Installed 3.2 VR6 Single Turbo + 6spd
FOR SALE - Red 1999 Mitsubishi FTO Ver. R - 2.0L 6 Cylinder MIVEC + 5spd
Grey 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo T-Bar - VG30DETT + 5spd
6500V$ OBO - Brown 1998 WRX STI Ver. 4 Coupe - 2.5 Boxster 4 + 5spd

Parts:
Parting Out a '91 Z32 TT Automatic
Some S13 Stuff
Some Leftover Wheels

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#11   2017-04-06 01:48          
Still waiting for the call tho, the guys at the gasstation gave a discribtion on how his truck looks like so everytime i pass the station i look if i can see it. Up till now ... no succes :(
Thanks for the kind words guys <3
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#12   2017-04-11 02:01          
Got the call!! There's good news, there is bad news and there's weird news.
The good news first:

- The car is up for sale AND the engine was running when the owner left it for sale 8 years ago.
- It's a second owner car, wich means not that many idiots screwed around with it.

The bad news now:

- The car is in a horible state, not fuly wasted but still it's gonna require alot of money to get it street worthy.
- The engine is missing alot of parts, eventhough it was covered underneed a tarp, the engine needs alot of love.
- The body got rear ended in it's glory years, the man who owned it first repared it but it's a complete shitshow. ( reason why Dan, the current owner, sells it)

The weird news...:

- It has a registration VIN-number wich brings me back to a Chevelle SS track car but Historic cars VIN system shows me 2 cars, a regular Chevelle with a small block and a Chevelle SS Bigblock Stockcar, wich was added in 1971 while Dan bought the car in 1969.
- It has a couple of strange weldingspots in the interior. By the looks it could have been a makeshift rollcage but still it's on weird places.

Dan askes 5K V$ for it, i told him i need time to think ( read further investigation on the numbers ).
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#13   2017-04-13 02:48          
After confronting Dan, he explained me a couple of things.
First of all: The VIN number.

What i found out is correct, he bought the car as an original small block, green chevelle. After 3 months he got rearended by a drunk driver and desided to flip the concept ( he was planning on keeping it bone stock :troll: ) and transform it to a full blown Chevelle SS with a bigblock etc. After the car been finished it got it's VIN# for a SS.

Race history:

After years and years beeing used on a daily base, he bought a newer car and gave it to his son, wich on his turn gave it to his kid. The kid grew up and desided to make a makeshift rolecage in it and dirtrace it ... Foolish kid ...

How did it end up how it's sitting now?

After Dan found out his grandson went dirtracing with it, he instantly claimed back what's his. The car was in a bad shape, interior gutted, dents, broken parts etc. He tried to fix it again but quickly gave up due his age, his job as a trucker and also his health.

What did i do?

I negotiate for 3 hours straight with dan about his price, showed his fast rendered pics and images from google what my plans are and convinced him with previous builds. He gave in on 2500 AND a ride along when it's finished.



Temperary using a friends garage till i found my own spot to work on cars.

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#14   2017-04-13 02:53          
I dont know much thing about muscle cars, but it will sure look nice when it is finished!
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#15   2017-04-13 03:21          
Vin diesel's Charger but without the huge blower ( that still can change cuz i didnt made up my mind on that ) and thanks dude, i got a clear vision of how i want it: Stealthy, loud and hella fast.
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#16   2017-04-14 17:02          
Got a full week off due the low ammount of work. Wich means a full week of work on the car ( mostly patching up stuff wich doesn't require ordering parts.

What does Le Shadow done allready?

Patched up the body, grinded down all rust, welded up holes and bondo'ed all dents and pulled the engine.
A one day job as they say.

What does one still have to do?

Undo the horrible welding inside and underneed the car, remove all junk ( read rotten wires and the kind of shit ) from the inside of the car.



What did Le Shadow ordered?

New headers/headgaskets, small suspension parts ( bushings, tierods and lower suspention arms ), new engine mounts and i placed an order on the local junkyard for a dashboard since this one looks like it was shewed up, shitted out and formed again to something that looks like a dashboard.

The suspensionparts should be here around monday. Got shit to build and i'm damn happy about it.

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#17   2017-04-20 00:41          
Aight, a week has gone by and i did a few things to the Chevelle.
To start i finished up the bad welding ( cut it out and welded in original parts wich i cutted out of a floor of a wrecked SS on the junkyard ) and did more bondo and primering. Nothing real worthy to make pics of.

Monday = partsday

The suspension came in. For once everything was in the package so i could build a first setup. Now keep in mind, this is a temperary setup because i'll go dragracer ( read: shocks, springs, crossbars etc )


Now i can see you thinking. RIMS AND WILWOODS????? YES is the answer. Did i bought them? NO, i borrow them from a co-worker. ( Dont ask about the collors, i gave the 4 rims that were on SS back to the junkyard. )

Junkyard = partsparadise

As i previously said, i ordered a dashboard on the junkyard, they would call me when a chevelle came in with a good dashboard and my luck is on the high end these days. Not only the dashboard was in very good condition, the entire interiour was in good condition. Since i ordered one, i got the first pick on it.
Came home with a Omni filled up asif it was an 18wheeler :D
Dashboard, doorpannels, floorcarpet, rear pannels, roofliner+vinyl, carpets and so on and on and on.



Tomorrow = Workday

I got to haul my ass back to work tomorrow. That means the works on the Chevelle are slowed down again. Still waiting for engine parts wich will take some time. I'll jump in at the local rollcage builder to see if i can get my hands on a good rollcage.

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#18   2017-04-20 14:28          
Super clean dashboard! I never expected that!
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#19   2017-04-28 03:41          
Again 7 days past and i got a bit of work done to the Chevelle.

For starters, the rolecage dude came by, custom fabricated a sick rollcage for the Chevelle. You might wonder " but shadowtuner why did he came by? " Well i did something wrong with the brakes and the car doesnt move :D.
Ahum ...
Anyway, back on the rollcage. It's a full racing cage, yet streetlegal due no crossbars behind the front seats and it's fuly detachable.



As i was waiting for the man to finish his awsome work, the package delivery company stopped by. I found set of original fenders on ebay, never painted, just a small amount of rust but hey, nothing we cant fix tho.



All went well untull Thuesday ... i recieved the engineparts and while i was trying to figure out how i was gonna install them, i figured out that the engine needs some professional love. I got no equipment to work on the pistons and rods.
Made some calls and i found a shop specialised in streetrace engines not far from the mexican border. I might drop it off there and let them make it ready to install all the mods i got in mind.

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