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12-26-2012, 04:29 PM
Since it has a 3.8 (even if it is gm??) is it legal to post here????

This is a pretty old build. But thought id toss a few pics up.

Started in 02. Sold it "uncompleted" in late 05.

bought it back in worst shape than it was when I sold it in july of 12.

Now I'm working on getting it fixed up.

Current setup:
85 chevette body
chevy luv/homemade frame
3.8 buick v6
th400 from commando
d18 from ecj5
front leaves from ecj5
d30 front and d44 rear from 71 waggy
35" tires
open difs.

I was 16 when I started this and ha dno knowledge at all. Now ive gained alot and there is ALOT I need to change. But it'll happen slowly.

$50 car I started with.


The "first" build

Day I sold it

Day I bought it back


All pics of the frame, engine, axles, etc are here

Current plans: replace front 30 with a 44 and a 4link front suspension.
dual lockers
front tube bumper and winch
Redo the ugly inner fenders.
Repalce all missing interior components, and the front valance from under the bumper to "clean" it up. (you can see the valance under the bumper in the 2nd pic)
Internal rollcage
More aggressive tires.

12-26-2012, 04:37 PM
that some funny stuff!!

12-26-2012, 04:52 PM
thats actually pretty damn cool.

12-26-2012, 08:29 PM
thats pretty sweet!

Dirty D
12-26-2012, 08:43 PM
My uncle tried to sell me one when I was looking for my first car, but I opted for a Plymouth Horizion LOL Very nice Chevette!!!!!!!!

Alpha Team
12-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Nice vette

12-26-2012, 08:50 PM
Thats cool, I havent seen a shitvette in years...

12-26-2012, 09:08 PM
Id take a horizion over a chevette in stock form anyday! lol

12-26-2012, 11:35 PM
What's up Donnie? Maybe I'll actually get to see this thing wheel this weekend instead of hanging out in the parking lot! :-)

Dirty D
12-27-2012, 09:00 AM
LOL I loved my Whoe (that's what I called her) and ran the piss out of her!
Id take a horizion over a chevette in stock form anyday! lol

05-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Had it in the garage changing out the front axle to a scout 44 and going 5.13 gears with dual lockers. Also trimmed the fenders while it was in there and install a fron valance panel ( it was missing when I got it back)


Took it out saturday and broke the front driveshaft. I built the driveshaft back in 05 so I'm not disapointed it broke.

Got a new one built and took it back our riding sunday

Flopped it over

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Video of the flop

Video of the first half the the trail excalibur at Heiney Farm in Roseville OH

The 3.8 lost oil pressure on the way home. changed the oil and it is holding pressure for now, gonna run it a few days an dsee what happens but it might be getting a 4.3 real soon

06-09-2013, 11:47 AM
At stillwell ohio. 3000+ acres of awesome rock trails. Last trail fo the day
Sheared of tie rod and flat tire. But this trail is badass! and I'm definately not the only one it laid claim too


Lower Ravine

"new trail"
After this video stopped I bounced my way up to the location of the photo above then broke the tie rod.

09-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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09-08-2013, 09:42 AM
Great pics and vids. Looks like a great time

09-08-2013, 09:48 AM
A thing or two got.torn up

09-08-2013, 10:59 AM
Time for a roof chop!

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09-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Ill pull.it.and cage it

10-30-2013, 08:38 PM
Well... I didnt fix it.

Saddest day of my life

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10-30-2013, 08:40 PM

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10-30-2013, 09:50 PM
Weighed my options. Body was toast. engine was too. pretty much I was working with just the axles.

I opted to purchase that ugly thing sitting behind it in the pics. It is one 1 tons with dual cases etc. All it needs other than a new paint job is a roll cage.

Basically I am lazy and have more fun tearing things apart than fixing them

10-31-2013, 12:05 AM
that thing was awsome looking my friends neighbor is a chevette freak i don't understand why but what is that behind it hard to tell what the new toy is

10-31-2013, 12:45 AM
isuzu rodeo