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My 69 project

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I remember when mine was in this stage. Thought I’d never get it done. Just keep plugging away. Good job getting your kid/kids involved they will remember it for a lifetime.
When I really started to get into what I thought was going to be a quick fix turned into this. Don’t know why but I just started googling Chevelle things and stumbled onto ocs. Started my project and ever since it has become another addiction as you know both good and bad. This build has and is taking many paths but in the end I hope the stay with as much original as I can or can get close. Most everything is here but has to be looked at. Most of this original stuff is frame, suspension, and body. I’m trying to document everything and and as much information as I can pertaining to this 1969 Chevelle. As I worked on my build at the ocs I learned a lot and more about research before posting. Then I caught a glimpse of a member here who had a link to this site well being. Chevelle junky now I had to check it out. I like the idea and the guys are helpful, lots of good knowledge about Chevelles (and keeping up with current topics). I thought I would add my build project and do both sites. Still might but find posting gets hard time wise but here I am. Thanks for following I hope to add more new progress along with more of the start of the build.
 

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Still have to finish up a few more things with the rear. These are some pictures of the process. Also picture of old and new gasket. Put a gasket sealer and a new gasket on. I may paint once more.
 

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Nice work on the rear. Noticed it started out as a 2.56 gear, is that what's in it?
 

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Nice work on the rear. Noticed it started out as a 2.56 gear, is that what's in it?
Yes, the gears are the same as when I got it. I’m thinking down the road that may change. When I found it I was just looking at it being for a 69 Chevelle and I didn’t realize at the time the gears were that and for a 350 and not a 396. Still going from a 10 bolt. Although the 10 bolt also came from a 69 Chevelle but I know that if my car had the original 12 bolt on the car, my uncle and his friends took one out back in the day. When they bought it they got it for a parts car that I just happen to get ahold of. For now this will give me a chance to run across something. I’m now just going to keep it original unless I’m forced. So much other stuff to get to. Wanting my body back on before September this year. That includes firewall and belly finished. I’ve been all over the place having things plated and my progress slows. I’m waiting on a few more things coming this next week that will help me get hopefully all the front and rear suspension done. Also I replaced two broken windows in the garage door and can roll things out to work on it. Thanks
 

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Yep, totally understand. My 100% original 69 malibu came with the L48/turbo350 and an open 2.56. Car is gone, but I couldn't wait to upgrade to a stout 350/6 speed and 3.55s. Great combo.
 

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Yep, totally understand. My 100% original 69 malibu came with the L48/turbo350 and an open 2.56. Car is gone, but I couldn't wait to upgrade to a stout 350/6 speed and 3.55s. Great combo.
I’ll keep that combo in mind. Not sure how much this car will ever get driven.
 

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I’m hoping to take this weekend off and put together more of the suspension/steering front and back. Throughout this my build has been all over the place making it a slow. Today I got some stuff and Brake Boosters came though again. These bolts, washers,nuts and bracket all got either black phosphate, clear zinc and zinc dichromate. Hope to get more in detail about each as it goes together. In pictures are same original suspension hardware, dust cover bolts and distribution block bracket before sent in and after.
 

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Just had to see how it looks. I still have to have the bolts phosphated. Sending more stuff out hopefully Monday.
 

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I need to decide between powder or paint on the steering knuckle. I want the paint but both knuckle that came with these disks are powder. The painted one is from the drums.
 

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Personal preference, but I'd paint it.
I like your answer. Just have to either take the powdercoat off or strip the other knuckle off the drum and clean that. Either way probably equals the same time and work. I would like to use the ones that came with the disks. Thanks
 
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