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Old December 7th 2012, 15:27
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Some candy...



Like a glove...





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Old December 16th 2012, 11:39
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What is that thing Jeff? What is the running gear?

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1954 Chevy wagon (often called a Tin Woodie). Running gear is the full frame and drivetrain from a 2007 Trailblazer AWD SS, LS2 engine. Doing a body drop and full air ride.

You are making great progress! I am very envious, seems there is constantly something else keeping me from mine.





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Old December 17th 2012, 18:04
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Wow!!! Cool Jeff! How's the track, was the TrailBlazer wider than the car?

Last shot of her before she goes next door to Nor Cal Sand & Off Road owned by Eric Jenkins. His forte is offroad, but he's a heck of a fabricator and I need a chassis, so that's a good mix.

Here's the last shot of her:



I had to leave 1.5" between the bottom of the body and the chassis bottom, I simply didn't have any more room at the top of the fender for the strut tops. As it is I have some grinding to do before the fenders will be low enough:





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Old December 17th 2012, 20:35
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You know it! All this modern stuff has crazy wide track, especially a AWD sport ute. I'll be doing some creative fender work to get it right.

This build of yours is soooo kick-ass! I'm looking forward to the updates. Don't skimp out on us! I want to hear about ALL the little bull**** things you have to do a long the way to pull this together. I've seen several builds like this but everyone glazes over how hard it is and all the stuff that has to be done.


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Old December 25th 2012, 12:03
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Some think about doing it...you just DO it. Respect!
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Old January 11th 2013, 01:10
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This looks incredible. I have comment regarding the dmv in California. There is a rule that refers to what the car most resembles. The car would be registerred based on the year that the vehicle looks like rather than what it was. In my case, I have a 68 VW pan with a 67 VW body so it's registerred as a 67. I had it inspected by the highway patrol and then properly registerred with the dmv. So i would think that you could be able to do the same, just ask the CHP to see how they would do the paperwork and make sure you have all of your receipts.
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Old January 13th 2013, 01:03
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This looks incredible. I have comment regarding the dmv in California. There is a rule that refers to what the car most resembles. The car would be registerred based on the year that the vehicle looks like rather than what it was. In my case, I have a 68 VW pan with a 67 VW body so it's registerred as a 67. I had it inspected by the highway patrol and then properly registerred with the dmv. So i would think that you could be able to do the same, just ask the CHP to see how they would do the paperwork and make sure you have all of your receipts.
It's already registered as a '57, but if it wasn't they use the numbers. The most difficult number to change on ACVWs is the the chassis # under the rear seat, so I'm surprised they used the '67 for you, they registered my '60/'68 as a '68. There aren't any VW numbers left on the '57 body so they most definitely would have used the Boxster numbers. They are gone now and once I re-rivet the '57 tag on the Boxster chassis we should be all good.

Thanx for the kudos Marnix, just have to keep going! The chassis guy is finishing up another project, so no real progress on it.

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Old January 13th 2013, 13:24
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This an awesome build. It never ceases to amaze me, the talent that people have!
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Looking great Jason! Should be a blast to drive!
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It's already registered as a '57, but if it wasn't they use the numbers. The most difficult number to change on ACVWs is the the chassis # under the rear seat, so I'm surprised they used the '67 for you, they registered my '60/'68 as a '68. There aren't any VW numbers left on the '57 body so they most definitely would have used the Boxster numbers. They are gone now and once I re-rivet the '57 tag on the Boxster chassis we should be all good.

Thanx for the kudos Marnix, just have to keep going! The chassis guy is finishing up another project, so no real progress on it.

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You could do the SB100, yes?

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Old January 15th 2013, 19:39
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You could do the SB100, yes?

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I don't know what that is?

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Old January 15th 2013, 23:02
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It's a Cali registration thing for kit cars and the like.

http://www.replicarclub.com/Newslett...California.pdf

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Random build shots(boring ones for Jeff!):





























Thanks to Eric at Nor Cal Sand and Off Road for his awesome fab skills and attention to detail!

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Looking good Dent! That's some serious heater channel repair ...


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