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c5367
03-02-2005, 19:01
A friend of mine is building an Olds 442. He sort of regrets the direction he took with it, and we started talking about the "dream car." You know, the one you'd build if you had the money and resources. I think I have mine nailed down. I'd like to build a Camaro, probably on a 67-69 body. I'd do the unthinkable and put an LS6 in it, and some 18" wheels around big ol' 13" disc brakes. The theme would be classic looks with the best modern tech can offer. I love the way the 1st gen Camaros look, and I love the way modern Chevy small block V-8's perform, so why not get both in one package?

How about you? what would be your dream project car?

Texas_Preacher
03-02-2005, 19:31
That is such a hard question to answer... so amny cars, so many engines, so little money ;f I love the old-school cars with modern tech.

On a side note, there is a 65 Stang running around with an 04 Cobra running gear, engine tranny.... that's just plain cool.

I would love to build a 67 Nova II triple-black convertible with a 2" or 3" chop, lowered on Vette running gear, a supercharged 427, C6 tranny with a straight shifter, tubbed with 345's or so on the rear, 245s or so up front all on TT2s and flares all the way around. It would have to be black with limo-tint windows. Electric cutouts on the exhaust that open at WOT and fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror.

I mean, if you want me to be specific.... ;e

Ghetto
03-02-2005, 20:10
Black 63 Split window vette

Single Turbo LS6
T56
Big brakes
Big wheels

I'm a Ford man but damn I love the early 60s Vettes ;m

Wmarden
03-03-2005, 01:11
I have always loved the 53 and earlier buicks. Those grills are awesome. Used to think I would put in a buick 455. But the more i think about it, the cooler the straight 8 is. Modify the engine compartment a little and spice it up. Interior modified to something more modern, but not outlandish. More modern suspension. Subtle body mods, but keep most of the chrome. Not a big fan of shaving the outside of a vehicle. Color would be a deep green, with a subtle flame(but not ghost) job.

fnfalman
03-03-2005, 08:57
I've always had a weakness for a 67 Corvette with the 427 and sidepipes.

One Ragged Hole
03-03-2005, 09:36
To me, Muscle Cars just DON'T need 22's. It looks ridiculous to me to see a beautiful '69 Chevelle, or Roadrunner, just made for L60-15's saddled with 22" Bling-Bling Rims with Spinners. Some of the new rims would look great on an Import for sure, but not a Muscle Car. I know Foose makes some kick-a** rims but I'm kinda old school here. IMO. Flame retardant "Leider Unter-Hosen" on.
O-R-H

c5367
03-03-2005, 11:19
I wouldn't put 22"s w/ spinners on a muscle car. I was thinking more along the lines of 17's or 18's w/ low-profile performance tires. The idea is good handling, not to be ghetto fabulous :)

hihoslva
03-03-2005, 20:25
I'd probably take the Camaro route also, though mine would be a '73. Split-bumper, flat rear glass.

To keep it simple, I'd probably stay with a small-block 350, worked. I like my rides reliable, and I don't care about being fastest, only fast.

It'd be tough to decide between silver or the pea-soup green GM had in those days. Either way, black racing sripes with ghost flames in 'em - hello, Mr. Foose?

I had a '79 Camaro up until a few years ago. Leak-free t-tops, 4 speed manual; fun car. And it was silver, and the New York license plate read "HIHOSLVA". Thus, my username......

Don't laugh too hard here, but I plan on doing a Mazda Miata build in the coming years. Nothing too crazy, just a JR Supercharger and whole bunch of suspension goodies. Fast cars are fun, but I owned a Miata for a while, and there is no more fun car on the road. Like a go-cart w/airbags; a total blast to drive, and I've been wanting to buy and work one for a while now.

okie
03-03-2005, 21:30
Prolly a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Hemi powered of course;f

c5367
03-03-2005, 21:39
The Miata is actually one of my guilty pleasure cars. Those things are fun, and the new ones look really good. The gearbox is very nice too. I think they'd be great for mountain backroads. I've seen supercharger kits for them, which would make it even more fun.

Okie, would keep that big ol' spoiler on that SuperBee?

Geeorge
03-04-2005, 05:32
The last few years I have wanted an 87-90 vette as I like that body style and they aren't to expensive to initially buy.

I've had quite a few muscle cars over the years and have owned this pos since 1981 and have no intention of getting rid of it until I am cold and in the ground;g

Texas_Preacher
03-04-2005, 08:28
Originally posted by Cletus VanDamme
have owned this pos

POS = Piece of ?? Sweetness? SexyBiatch? Superbmachine? ;g ;f

hihoslva
03-04-2005, 10:49
Originally posted by c5367
The Miata is actually one of my guilty pleasure cars. Those things are fun, and the new ones look really good. The gearbox is very nice too. I think they'd be great for mountain backroads. I've seen supercharger kits for them, which would make it even more fun.


There was one on TV this morning - TunerVision or some crap. Anyway:

I can't remember the maker, but they had a S/C on a newer Miata, making over 190 hp at the rear wheels.

Hella fun in a car that tips the scales at a little over 1 ton.

vart
03-04-2005, 22:15
Way too many choices for me;g .

I've always had a soft spot for the `70 Torino GT or Cobra. I bought this one with the intention of modernizing the suspension and brakes and building the 351 Boss to make around 450hp.
But, I got married before I really got started on it and sold it.
<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-3/14007/OIJQG-torinomod1.jpg.JPG' width=700 height=525 >

But, since Torinos are going for mucho bucks now days, I would like to try rodding a `72 Buick Riviera. I love those old boattail Buicks :cool: .
http://www.fedrelandsvennen.no/amcar/visitor/bilder/riv72_2.jpg


Other cars on my short list include a `72 Challenger, `67 Ford Fairlane GT, `63 Chevy Impala, `70-`73 Chevy Camaro, and last but not least; a `72 Ford maverick sleeper ;) .

I love the idea of a stock looking baby blue Maverick with magnum 500s and a 450hp 351W under the hood that is capable of running 11's on street tires:cool: .
http://www.maverickcometclub.org/2002nationals/roundup200216.jpg

hihoslva
03-04-2005, 22:24
Originally posted by vart

But, since Torinos are going for mucho bucks now days, I would like to try rodding a `72 Buick Riviera. I love those old boattail Buicks :cool: .
http://www.fedrelandsvennen.no/amcar/visitor/bilder/riv72_2.jpg




Those old Riv's are the pimpin'-est, land-yacht, ghetto sleds ever built. I absolutely LOVE 'em.
~2 ~2 ~2 ~2

Wmarden
03-04-2005, 22:46
Right now I am building up a 74 coupe deville. Main thing it needs is a little cosmetic work and a new tranny. I have some plans for it. Once I get done it will be an awesome big cruiser. 472 power. Not my dream car build, but one I really like. Forgot to mention it last post here.

MCKNBRD
03-08-2005, 22:42
67 or 68 Firebird...slide a built Gen III (LS1 w/ HotCam, CNC'd LS6 Heads, and 1.8:1RRs...) in it, mated to a 6 speed trans. Hotrods to Hell rear suspension, Wayne Due style front clip and C5 front suspension and brakes.

Get the paint right (start with Gunmetal Grey and do some black stripes) and you've got my DREAM car...

Byrdman

RaiderCop
03-11-2005, 15:22
For me it would be a 1970 Chevelle SS!

tpiini
03-12-2005, 18:43
My first car was a '68 4-4-2. I LOVED that car! But I sold it when gas prices climbed to over (gasp!) a buck a gallon. I've been through several cars in my sordid history. Currently, my funnest car is a Shelby Cobra. Replica, of course, as I'm not a bazillionaire. I have a couple of Corvettes, a stock '37 Chev. coupe, and a stock '57 Metropolitan also. But for the sheer fun-to-drive factor, nothing I have makes me smile like the Cobra. It's loud, stinky, uncomfortable, and generally obnoxious. But I love it!

Maxthemutt
03-13-2005, 17:50
Lately I've had thoughts of a C4 Corvette in Polo Green.

Previously I wanted a Shelby Cobra Kit car.

tpiini
03-13-2005, 18:31
Originally posted by Maxthemutt
Lately I've had thoughts of a C4 Corvette in Polo Green.

Previously I wanted a Shelby Cobra Kit car.

Be absolutely sure that you LOVE that color before you do it. I bought one in '94. I really thought I liked it, but after a few months, I started lusting after the "basic" colors. I couldn't sell it to save my life. I ended up trading it into a dealer for a truck. The lesson I learned was that if you ever want to get rid of a Corvette, have a red, black, or white one. The polo green was no easier to keep looking nice than a black car was.

Maxthemutt
03-13-2005, 19:05
Interesting tip, thanks.

magsnubby
03-20-2005, 18:47
My top five wish list
1:'57 Chevy 'vert
2:'53 Chevy 'vert
3:'48 Ford 'vert
4:'56 Pontiac 'vert
5:'67 Mustand 'vert

Don't even get me started on pickups.

tpiini
03-20-2005, 19:06
Originally posted by magsnubby
My top five wish list
1:'57 Chevy 'vert
2:'53 Chevy 'vert
3:'48 Ford 'vert
4:'56 Pontiac 'vert
5:'67 Mustand 'vert

Don't even get me started on pickups.

So I'm sensing a topless fetish here???

magsnubby
03-20-2005, 19:23
Who...me??Well...uh...i guess...maybe...

CarolinaKat
04-02-2005, 19:17
Here is my 69 Mach 1, 428CJ,shaker hood, C6 automatic, 9" 3:50 Traction-Loc rearend, color - Acapulco Blue. My Dad has a 68 Mustang convertible, mostly plain-jane. For my next project I'd like to build it into a "fake" Shelby GT500 convertible.

Wmarden
04-02-2005, 22:09
Originally posted by CarolinaKat
Here is my 69 Mach 1, 428CJ,shaker hood, C6 automatic, 9" 3:50 Traction-Loc rearend, color - Acapulco Blue. My Dad has a 68 Mustang convertible, mostly plain-jane. For my next project I'd like to build it into a "fake" Shelby GT500 convertible.
Awesome car. I like it alot.

Samurai
04-19-2005, 00:53
I've got mine, just have to make the time to work on it...1968 Jaguar XKE.

michael t
04-21-2005, 15:16
My 4speed 440+6 Cuda with 410 rear That works for me as its right outside my door. Trouble hasen't been started or driven since mid 90"s (I didn't park friend of mine did and when he passed left car to me)Iam gonna start work when Tax check comes

StockGlock23
04-22-2005, 21:59
I could could build any car I would get a '69 charger with the 440 V8 and the 727 trans. I would give it the General Lee paint job and sit happy. Other than that I love the '67 GT500 from "Gone In 60 Seconds" I would punch my sister in front of a priest for that car. (And yes I do mean that)