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Posted 11/30/2009 2:27:55 AM


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Hey Richiefedele, I was checking out the craigslist for vehicles in Melborne, Australia. I noticed a couple of Chevy pick-up trucks that were around $3000. It might be possible to get a 2-wheel drive Chevy truck as a donor. You would have to look at using drop spindles on the front and possible do a c notch over the rear axle to drop the frame height. Staying with a fuel injected engine would keep the engine height as low as possible.

Is there a reason pick-up trucks are so much cheaper than the automobiles? Just wondering...BWD

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Posted 12/1/2009 2:24:22 AM


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Hey BWD,


Thanks for the input. Umm well the older classic cars are worth more cause there hard to find, most are imported and most are collectable cars that people want so its like a high demand thingy. i spoke to the guy that does chevy parts and he can do me a 65 impala with all running gear for $2500, thats pretty good considering. My car is only for looks and show, i only want it to run just to move it, plus im building it bolt for bolt i dont mind added more steel anywhere i have to. The shell is only 270 kgs, most of our cars are over a tonne so i need the weight i guess. I could get a pick up truck but i didnt want to many height issues but its a good thought. You think the impala would be ok? i would pay to get it professionally extended and strengthened.

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Posted 12/3/2009 12:39:06 PM
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wow richiefedele you´ve come impressive far in just a short amount of time. This thread i will love to follow.
Impalas are expensive in Sweden too
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Posted 12/6/2009 5:34:04 AM


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Thanks masterman,

Well my kit arrived at the port a couple of days ago, im just waiting for it to come to my house which should be this week sometime i hope and then i go from there. cant wait til its finish gonna be awesome.

cheers

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Posted 12/6/2009 7:49:20 AM
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about the shipping, whats the cost to ship a kit from US to Australia?
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Posted 12/7/2009 12:40:29 AM


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oh u really dont wana know it cost me $8000 and i havent even started building. Comes in 3 days yay.
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Posted 12/7/2009 10:32:39 AM


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That's not bad considering it's australia and other more expensive kits. It's still a good chunk of money, everything is more expensive when you barely have money and eat cup noodles to compensate. = [  Great job! Who did you get your kit from? Do you think it would be any cheapper if shipped to US?

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Posted 12/8/2009 3:25:35 AM


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Well the kit did come from the US so shipping would be nothing at all plus you dont have to pay the currency difference also. My kit came from gotham cruisers i hope it as good as people say it is and all the money i have spent. ill put p pics in a few days when it arrives then start a build log log for people to see.

Cheers

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Posted 12/8/2009 8:55:30 AM


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Thanks for the info! I'm still doing my research on which body to buy. All I know for sure is not to buy from Mark Towle   I'm glad I found this site.

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Posted 12/8/2009 7:34:26 PM


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Thanks for the info! I'm still doing my research on which body to buy. All I know for sure is not to buy from Mark Towle I'm glad I found this site.


You also need to never buy from Don Currie


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