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Username Post: my g3 1974 chevelle        (Topic#288765)
dynchel 
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10-25-12 07:05 AM - Post#2282843    


Here are some pics of my g3 chevelle. 350 motor 350 trans 8.5 rearend with 373 gears and a richmond powertrax locker. i am a fan of retro you know side pipes, slot mags, cb radios, mickey thompson valve covers etc.



 
bitterfitter 
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10-25-12 02:08 PM - Post#2282931    
    In response to dynchel

I love the car!!!!!!! Tell more about the side pipes; was this hard to do? What brand are they and how do they sound? Any issues you didn't realize till they were done?



 
dynchel 
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10-25-12 02:38 PM - Post#2282938    
    In response to bitterfitter

The side pipes are dynomax brand. I installed them about 7 years ago. I got them from summit racing ( a 45 minute drive from me), the install was pretty straight forward , 2 mounting brackets. I have hooker headers and it took some pipe cutting and fitting but i did it all in my driveway. The are just glasspack mufflers that dump under the door. (It is a little loud in the interior) they sound good typical 70's rumble.



 
bitterfitter 
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10-26-12 05:15 PM - Post#2283263    
    In response to dynchel

That sounds like just what I am looking for. Do these come in different lengths? If so what length did you use? Any side pictures of the car to really show off the pipes?



 
JackieB 
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10-26-12 07:26 PM - Post#2283311    
    In response to bitterfitter

Here's one place that has them. http://www.jcwhitney.com/chrome-plated-dual-si de-p...

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/198472 2... "if you can't hum it, it aint music"


 
dynchel 
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10-27-12 03:45 AM - Post#2283373    
    In response to bitterfitter

I measured the distance between the wheel wells and used that as a guide. I think they were 72 inches. I do remember that they were the longest ones dynomax makes (made?). Good luck. I'll try to take and post some more pics in the near future.



 
74MonteCarlo 
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11-05-12 04:30 PM - Post#2286357    
    In response to dynchel

How long have you had it? Did you restore it yourself?

Have any before pictures?



 
dynchel 
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11-05-12 06:50 PM - Post#2286414    
    In response to 74MonteCarlo

I have had it since I was 19. (1994). i bought it from the original owners son. He had received it as a high school graduation present in'81. It was redone by him in'85, maaco paint job, nugget mags, jc whitney dual exhaust. And a'77 cutlass black bucket seat interior. When i bought it ($2700.00) it had been driven less than a 1000 miles in the previous 10 years. I replaced the rotted doors, tucked the bumpers, did the body work myself and had a buddy paint it in his garage. It has a 350 with #416 305 hi po heads. Built turbo 350 with stall converter.. 8.5 rear end with 373 gears and a locker. I have before pics but they are not digital, just snapshots in a album. I've done and redone so much on this car i could probably write a book. My wife is always on my case as to why i can't "finish " working on it. Oh well is my first hot rod.



 
dynchel 
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03-02-13 06:48 AM - Post#2322065    
    In response to dynchel

SOME MORE PICTURES
http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o674/dynchel/p ...
http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o674/dynchel/p ...
http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o674/dynchel/2 ...
http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o674/dynchel/2 ...



 
bitterfitter 
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03-02-13 06:40 PM - Post#2322297    
    In response to dynchel

I love the pics. Great!!



 
dynchel 
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03-03-14 06:53 AM - Post#2432216    
    In response to bitterfitter

Its been a while so I figured I post some up dated pics. I bought this car in 1994, so I have had it twenty years. I am always changing things on this car (much to the dismay of my wife)

First my custom hood, I got a pair if '67 buick gran sport hood scoops from eBay, and a used '73 .elcamino hood from craigs list.

Here's what it looks like installed, It still obviously needs paint.

A member here (slopenose) offered up a free console last year which I took (thanks again) I fitted it to my car after making a custom shifter plate for the hurst dual gate shifter to fit through w/o hacking up the console.



 
dynchel 
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03-03-14 07:02 AM - Post#2432218    
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Here is my new rear suspension set up. Along with the new arms I also installed stock replacement springs (to remove the oversize olds 98 springs I installed back in the '90's)plus a '95 impala SS rear sway bar. I purchased control arm relocation brackets but have yet to install them.

Here is what she currently looks like, I just recently changed the tires to black wall, and added center caps (something it has never had)

And finally what powers the beast. It's the original 350 with #416 305 h/o heads on it. It also has a performer rpm intake, holley carb, hooker headers, a msd ignition, and a edelbrock cam.



 
Keith Seymore 
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03-11-14 04:31 AM - Post#2434718    
    In response to dynchel

Can you tell me about the spoiler/airdam under the front bumper?

What is it from, and how did you mount it?

K


Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
dynchel 
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03-12-14 03:44 AM - Post#2435018    
    In response to Keith Seymore

I made that using a old steel shelf. I mocked it up out of cardboard, then transferred to sheet metal. It came out nice enough that I paid $40.00 to have it powder coated. It is mounted to the factory holes in the bottom of the bumper. If you'd like more detailed photos of it let me know.



 
Keith Seymore 
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03-12-14 08:28 AM - Post#2435065    
    In response to dynchel

  • dynchel Said:
I made that using a old steel shelf. I mocked it up out of cardboard, then transferred to sheet metal. It came out nice enough that I paid $40.00 to have it powder coated. It is mounted to the factory holes in the bottom of the bumper. If you'd like more detailed photos of it let me know.



Nicely done; thank you, no.

I have a fiberglass front bumper so I don't think it would withstand mounting anything to it.

I had a Chevy truck part mounted further back (under the rad support) for many, many years. It finally broke and I did not replace it. I'm not sure I can tell much difference.

K


Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
dynchel 
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03-12-14 04:58 PM - Post#2435159    
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I made mine mostly for cosmetics, I've seen pics from the '70's with fiberglass front spoilers that apparently no one makes any more, so I made my own. Thanks for the compliment. Also I've since added a '76 elcamino grille for appx 10 lbs weight savings. (Plastic and aluminum vs potmetal). BTW have you ever checked out g3gm? I'm a regular over there. John m.



Edited by dynchel on 03-12-14 05:00 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith Seymore 
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03-13-14 07:42 AM - Post#2435303    
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  • dynchel Said:
I made mine mostly for cosmetics, I've seen pics from the '70's with fiberglass front spoilers that apparently no one makes any more, so I made my own. Thanks for the compliment. Also I've since added a '76 elcamino grille for appx 10 lbs weight savings. (Plastic and aluminum vs potmetal). BTW have you ever checked out g3gm? I'm a regular over there. John m.



Can you post pics with the '76 El Camino grille?

I may have popped in a time or two at g3gm. I'm a regular on a Pontiac board and a Chevy pickup site and can barely keep up with just those two.

K


Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
dynchel 
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03-13-14 10:59 AM - Post#2435367    
    In response to Keith Seymore


Here it is, i painted it semigloss black (instead of the factory agent silver). BTW if you do this you will need the support brackets from a "76/"77 as they are different, and the '74 emblems won't work w/o modifing them. (the bowtie in the pic is from the elcamino)



Edited by dynchel on 03-13-14 11:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith Seymore 
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03-14-14 05:02 AM - Post#2435575    
    In response to dynchel

Thank you. I like the grille surround but the mesh deviates too far from stock for what I would want to do. I have a piece of plastic with small squares (from an elevator florescent light fixture, if you can imagine) that matches pretty well. I may pursue using that.

K


Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
Keith Seymore 
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03-14-14 05:05 AM - Post#2435576    
    In response to dynchel

  • dynchel Said:
BTW have you ever checked out g3gm? I'm a regular over there. John m.



I think this was the extent of my g3gm activities:

http://www.g3gm.com/t3351-keith-seymore-s -ride?hig...

K

Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
dynchel 
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03-14-14 06:32 AM - Post#2435607    
    In response to Keith Seymore

in case you didn't know, there were three different plastic grilles used. '76 had the mesh (like mine) '77 malibu classic had the waterfall grille (bars go up and down) and '76/'77 base models had bars that went across (almost like a tube grille)



 
Keith Seymore 
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03-15-14 12:33 PM - Post#2435920    
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  • dynchel Said:
in case you didn't know, there were three different plastic grilles used. '76 had the mesh (like mine) '77 malibu classic had the waterfall grille (bars go up and down) and '76/'77 base models had bars that went across (almost like a tube grille)



Yes - none of those are close enough to the stock '74 pattern to satisfy me.

So, for now, the die cast grille remains.

K

Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


 
dynchel 
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03-21-14 03:50 AM - Post#2437413    
    In response to Keith Seymore

Your name had come up in g3 gm again. Under the thread "does anyone know the weight difference between inner fenders"... Sorry can't post a link from my phone.



Edited by dynchel on 03-21-14 03:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
dynchel 
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07-12-14 03:39 AM - Post#2468446    
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Here's a recent photo of how she currently looks.



 
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12-19-14 09:10 PM - Post#2507675    
    In response to dynchel

Very cool G3 !



 
dynchel 
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12-22-14 08:02 AM - Post#2508226    
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Thanks.



 
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