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« on: December 20, 2013, 07:54:08 PM »

Hi everyone well seeing as i have less than 8 months for the Kalahari Speed week ill concentrate more on the Elco than the golf

The elcamino is a 71 model and it has a 350 smallblock with a 350 turbo gear box its not the fastest thing on this earth but it in the true fashion of old style LSR.

Im just struggling to get suspension upgrade seeing as it is basically a holden HJ UTE if anyone from downunder has a contact for me this would be awsum
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 08:27:14 PM »

Dr. Goggles owns a '67 - I think it's still leaking oil in his drive.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 10:32:49 PM »

Hi Nico

Do you have any pics of your Elco

I had a 69' SS 396 for 11 yrs that I bought new, and it did great Burnouts too

Are your going to do a build log thread?

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 10:45:52 PM »

Nico,

What are you wanting to upgrade?.

Do you want to go to A arm top and bottom with coil over shocks?.

I don't think you need to get parts from down under for that mod IMO.

Good luck with your project. Mikey. cheers
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:06:51 AM »

@ Mike I see your also from SA, yes i want a coilover kit for the front the back ill just stiffen up, because im sitting with the dilemma of the ute needs new front suspension so i can either go coilover or struggle around to find bushes and rubbers.......do you know someone who does this sort of thing in sa ?
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 02:14:36 AM »

A very old pic..... i need to resize the other ones then ill post them


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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 02:50:26 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 07:05:18 AM »

I can help you bru.

I wish bushes and rubbers were the only problems. grin

I'm not far from you anyway.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 03:49:35 AM »

Dude that would be flippen awsum, is there a place we can meet sometime?
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 07:35:20 AM »

NICO10, Really love the Elky!  cheers  I wonder if this is where Chrysler got the idea for the Rampage/Scamp?

I don't have any up to date pics but here is my 83 Dodge Rampage I have been very, very S-L-O-W-L-Y working on.



Here is my Build Diary link: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,10671.0.html

Retirement has been not going as planned.....This year has been many, many honey-do's around the house/yard/garage, family, traveling, yada, yada, yada!   grin  grin  grin
Now, I'm caught up with everything and have finally gotten the time to start back on it.  cheers  cheers  cheers


SteveM, on here, has completed his LSR 84 Rampage and here is a pic of it:



Here is his Build Diary link:  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,10625.0.html

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 10:57:25 AM »

Nico, PM me your email and i'll get in touch.

Gregg, You've got about seven months. wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 12:19:18 PM »

I just looked at South Africa on Google maps. You guys are close enough that you could go back and forth to each others' projects to offer moral, technical and physical support. I hope things work out that way. It's a lot easier when you have some enthusiastic help sometimes when the going gets a little heavy.

Good luck to both of you.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 01:42:26 AM »

@ Gregg wow i never saw a dodge like that before its quite cool, what motor are you planing on running in it?

Oh and even though im far from retirement  tongue i recently got married so i can say i know about the honey - do's hehehe

@ pete jip its roughly about 60 miles between Pretoria and Johannesburg so im super excited about the possibility of getting the suspension done

Thats why i love Classics and hotrods, if been in the " Tuner" game before and built up a VW golf track car but you would rarely find someone willing to help with advice and so on...... so thanx to you guys
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 04:41:32 AM »

If Nico is in PTA north he's only 35 miles from me.

It's almost a straight run on the freeway.

Don't get caught speeding like Steve or Julius though. grin grin grin grin

South African joke right now.
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 07:00:27 AM »

@ Gregg wow i never saw a dodge like that before its quite cool, what motor are you planing on running in it?


NICO,
Dodge Rampages and Plymouth Scamps are REALLY cool!
These trucks were based on the Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon FWD platforms and both are now fairly rare here in the US.
When you find one, there is usually rust to deal with in the floor pans.....see mine and Steve's build diaries.
Rampages were only made from 82-84 with a total production run of 37,401 units.
Scamps were only made in 83 with a total production run of 3,564 units.

As for the engine in mine, I am swapping in a 2.4 Dodge Neon Turbo SRT-4 that puts me in the middle of the "F" category.
Neon SRT-4's were only produced from 03-05 with a total production run of 25,000 units.
Along with the SRT-4 engine, I'll be running an automatic transmission for the gearing and per the rules, it will remain FWD.
What is really interesting is how much of the later Neon stuff will bolt up to the earlier Rampage so there are some pretty good upgrades available.

As a side note, be sure to get down to Mike's as he had done some AMAZING work on his truck and now the liner!
Be sure not to DROOL to much over his work!  grin



Gregg, You've got about seven months. wink
Mike.....And even less time to get ready for Wilmington!  rolleyes  shocked  grin  cheers


Gregg
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