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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 06:01:21 PM »
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 06:30:56 PM »
It's looking like you've been busy.  Good job! :) ;)

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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 06:39:52 PM »
Very busy...lol I've been on the body nearly every weekend for about a year and a half now.  Finally starting get it wipped. Hope to set the engine and trans in it this weekend. Then comes the fun of trying to mount the t56 to the crossmember.
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 09:42:04 PM »
Coming along nicely.  :D
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007, 09:51:33 PM »
I don't know about you but I don't see any rust on that there car!

Looking very nice Jim!

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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2007, 10:05:22 PM »
Yea I think i got all of it now. Only had to replace the rear rails, the outer wheelhouses, the upper dash, the tail panel, part of the firewall and a couple of sections of floor
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2007, 10:22:29 PM »
Nice...huge amount of work gone into that.  8)
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 06:27:39 PM »
hey, i got the pics ,i want the car if the pics are not hideing anything where i need i.e. tail light panel,it looks better than i thought .i will contact you after the hollidays. thanx ,jason
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007, 06:02:38 PM »
That is looking real nice. That will be one sweet ride when you are finished. Keep the pics and updates coming.
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2007, 06:34:46 PM »
Thanks for all the compliments. I've working pretty steady on this thing trying to have it ready to ride by spring. Not sure I'm gonna make it but I'm trying. Here are a few more pics. The motor is in and I have the 6-speed dummied up so I could get started building a crossmember, and to shorten the driveshaft. I'm gonna pull it back out tommorrow night and take the tailhousing to bo modified for a speedo drive. Hope to have it running in a week or two.                                  
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 12/25
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2007, 08:22:36 PM »
Are you planning on leaving the crossmember like that?? Seems pretty weak with a single plate running across.
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 12/25
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 06:07:59 AM »
No it's not finished product. I have some 1/4" square tubing I'm going to run down each edge then add another layer of flat plate. It is dwfinatly to weak as it is now, the tranny will move up and down a good 1/2" as it is.
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 12/25
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2007, 01:27:40 PM »
What transmission is that? T56? TKO? 
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 12/25
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2007, 06:51:00 PM »
It's a T-56. I had an adapter machined to atach it to a stock pontiac bellhousing. Now If I can just figure out the speedo drive?
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 12/25
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2007, 08:58:08 PM »
Are there any pics of the adaptor before the trans was in place? Was it expensive or difficult to do? It looks like the car is making a serious turn-around, Real clean work!

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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2008, 06:26:32 PM »
  getting close to finished under the hood
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2008, 06:28:35 PM »
The t-56 swap is working out pretty nicely now too                        
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 06:31:23 PM »
Finishing up under the back end too                     
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2008, 06:33:09 PM »
  Sitting nice and low      and getting some of the inside back in        ]                 
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 06:35:04 PM »
You've been busy!  Looking good! :) :)

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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008, 06:42:07 PM »
Thanks. I'm trying to have it read for the road by spring
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2008, 08:33:47 PM »
hey jim i got the t/a home safe and sound, but its ben sooooo bamn coold i cant do anything with it so here it sets at least till it gets warm :sad:and the funny thing is i can not figure out??? i used less gas pulling that car home than i did comming after it? :???:
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2008, 06:06:17 AM »
I'm glad you got it home ok. I know what you mean about the gas, I used to go to Columbus a few times a year. Always took less gas going than coming home
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OH CRAP! all of the t-56 pictures are gone!

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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009, 04:25:37 AM »
any way to get the T56 pics back? I am also considering a T56 behind my Pontiac 400 engine and looking around for all info I can get!
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Re: Finally getting around to posting pics of the 71..........>>>New pics 1/29
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