June 2009 Blog Posts (57)

86 Suburban

I have an 86 Suburban and an 86 Chev 4x4 pickup i want to rebuild the suburban to make it a 4x4 is everything the same or is it possible to do so

Added by Greg Curtis on June 21, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

Just joined, wanted to share my project and photo's as I go along

This picture is from about 5-6 years ago, My brother and I well mostly him, put pin-stripe flames on my car to distract people from the fact that the paint was peeling. I had purchased the car from a dealership back somewhere around 1993-95. I could tell that it had been in a ditch or had some other sort of mishap that had damaged the passenger side, but the "frame" was strait and other than the cross over pipe showing a dent on it there weren't any other signs left of the ordeal so… Continue

Added by Gene-0 on June 20, 2009 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Wink's Cruisin

Wink's Drive-in
Cruisin every fri. & Sat. 5:00pm--9:00pm
75th St SE Barberton, Ohio 44203

Added by hd_Thompson111 on June 20, 2009 at 4:44am — No Comments

Project update

The left quarter panel is on. I got a pair of the full, OEM style quarters from Classic Body Designs.



My body guy says, "Some slight distortion around the side marker and some "persuading" at the rear kick-up by the decklid, but really a nice panel.

The lines are very crisp and line up with the door perfectly."…



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Added by dodgechargerfan on June 19, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Delays

Sorry for the delays with my page everyone. I'll have more pics and info real soon. Doin mostly body work and paint. Before and after pics are so.... WOW... you need to see them. I'll hurrrrrryy!!!!

Added by Jeepster on June 18, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Clearance Items

We still have quite a bit of closeout interior at great prices. 1958-72 Door panels, seat covers, floor mats & headliners at a super low price! Check online at: http://www.impalaparts.com/Store/ClearancePage.php

Added by Hubbard's Impala Parts on June 18, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

New 1967 Impala Trunk Moulding

Once again Hubbard’s Impala Parts is leading the way with the newest addition to our 1958-76 Full Size Chevy product line. Introducing our BRAND NEW 1967 IMPALA TRUNK MOULDING! (part # 67TM) These beautiful, anodized aluminum pieces are a must for your 67 and includes the trunk bezel assembly. Why get yours refurbished when you can have new ones for a great price? Call or go online today to order yours!

Added by Hubbard's Impala Parts on June 18, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

my 1973 dodge dart

well its a 73 dart with a 318 soon to get a cam - heads - headers and some more tricks but as of now it stock lots of body work to be done on in and im finding more and more as i go along i had it for about 4 years now and just getting around to doing some resto for the girl drove the car for along time she a tuff one when i first got her i was going to work and this kid in a mustang came up to the light with me doing the wh*** rev up and well you know now the dart is stock put down in to first… Continue

Added by clifford hebb on June 17, 2009 at 7:26pm — No Comments

gone through alot of changes

ahhh, summer is here! about time the weather here in minnesota is terrible.well,my giddyup needs some work.

i had some bad luck,my own fault. while i was wiring up the neutral safety switch,the car jumped into gear, and slammed into my bench! the left fender is junk, fender extension headlight assembly.

i'm gonna order a new ford tooling fender, headlight bucket amd a new hood from mustang depot.

i like that our mustang hobby is so popular that we can buy parts so easy.my 289… Continue

Added by giddyupstang on June 17, 2009 at 8:53am — No Comments

Horsepower and Music

Hey guys and gals,



It's been a total blessed blast to co-host and produce the Horsepower show -- now in its 13th year! As the "Senior Member" of the Powerblock, I've seen a lot of great things happen in our Tech Center over the years. And, it keeps gettin' better.



I've received several inquiries about the song, "Gearheads", we used on one of our shows recently. It's from a CD with the same name (Gearheads), and you can go to my website joeelmore.com to hear song samples… Continue

Added by Joe Elmore on June 16, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Wild F-150!





Check out Tony Null’s 1997 Ford F-150. He started with a stock truck and turned it into this in seven years! It’s got a billet grill and bumper, Ice Metal 20” rims with Pirelli tires. It’s been bagged and shaved with a cool flame paint job. The interior is gorgeous with matching leather seats and custom parts, gauges and steering wheel. Plus Rick Bacon will join Courtney with a preview of… Continue

Added by Gearhead on June 15, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

performance air filters

ok i just did reaserch on green filters and k&N and i understand that performance air filters are made out of cotton but but the thing is i looked up on u tube green filters and they did an experement on different filter and how they breath better and k&N was struggling to get air threw but its cotton so why does green filters breath better then others is it because of the metal wrap in the filter of the K&N filter or what

Added by shawcross on June 14, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

The Body is going on!! well only to build the wiring and start the engine

Today was a mile stone I guess. I dropped the cab back over the frame and bolted it on to check the alignment and clearance on the firewall. I have a minor issue with the emergency brake cable but I figured this would be a problem just looking at it. The driver’s side cylinder head hits on the firewall so some minor reshaping is needed. I will have to modify the gas pedal as well as it currently resides in the bump which is hitting on the motor.



As you can see in the picture I have… Continue

Added by Kevin Nicol on June 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

My First Car, the Journey of the Jury has begun

After months of meticulously combing through car ads online and on paper, I happened upon a chance find. A delapidated looking 1969 Pontiac Lemans, only an hour from my house. It had a strange nose, unconventional to my eyes, which weas looking for Darts, Novas, Impalas and Camaros. But something stopped me from closing the page. Something about the car made me gather my savings and buy it.



I purchased the car for only 1500 dollars. It's brakes had failed, and was pulling a vacuum… Continue

Added by Matthew Arbogast on June 14, 2009 at 2:44am — No Comments

did u know or if u didn't or if already know

bushing,bearing,lifters need to be lubricated or it will creat friction, friction will creat heat when their is friction in engine the teperature will go up and damage the engine parts and ruen parts and that will be expensive with tie rod enge it will be thesame when not greased every oil change the bushing will be torn and ur steering will be unbalanced

Added by shawcross on June 13, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Happy Father Inlaw

In 1972 my father-inlaw,Gail, moved from Calif to Oregon with 5 kids and wife to start a new life.He also drug with him his pride an joy, that he bought in high school, a 1955 ford pickup. He and a friend took the body off the frame and away they went to Oregon.To make a long story short Gail stored the 55 in his shop loft for over 30 years. Gail is retired now. Gail has no money to restore the 55 being on a tight budget. So, without him knowing we, the family, stoled the 55 one day and rebuilt… Continue

Added by Dan Breshears on June 13, 2009 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

78 Ford F250

I have a 78 Ford F250 with 35/12.5 tires. It has power steering, but the steering box seems to wear out quickly. I was wondering if there were any after market parts that were of a better quality.

Added by Travis Pfaff on June 12, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

finally the 2010 Camaro

Finally the 2010 Camaro is here. Last Thursday I was out picking up some parts for my Chevelle when I saw brand new silver 10 Camaro. My first car was a 1984 Camaro that I bought at the age of 14 for a measly $400 which at the time seemed like a huge sum of money. Three years later at the age of 17 I came across the deal of a life time when I purchased a 1969 Camaro. At the young age of 17 I had the car that every Camaro enthusiast dreams of, the iconic 69 Camaro. It had a built 350 and the… Continue

Added by Tony Green on June 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Building up an 1984 Toyota SR5 Pickup - Yes it will be V8 powered and built to take on the Canadian Winter!

Ok...Time to get everyone up to speed. I am two thirds of the way through what has turned into a complete rebuild of my old trusty 84 Toyota pickup.



For those in the south....this truck is a 25 year veteran of the Canadian winter....Its really "holly" but was in one piece when I started 2 years ago. I've owned it for 7 years and did replace most of the body pannels and fixed the typical frame issues when I first bought it. Since then It's taken a beating...Moslty hauling building… Continue

Added by Kevin Nicol on June 10, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Snow chains

does anyone know if snow chains will give extra traction n the mud, i assume they do. im going to test them on my 2wd drive c10 with a mild tred at tire. if it works thats means i dont need ground hawgs on my f100 and can get a cheaper at tire andb back in the mud soon

Added by nicholas bussinah on June 9, 2009 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

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