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      I did not need to see this thread. But I do need an LS powered, pro-touring Checker Marathon complete with taxi decals.
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      If anyone is interested, my Aunt is selling this. My uncle passed away a few months ago. It's in Canada, so it'll be 33% cheaper!
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      05-14-2016 11:03 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
      whoa

    4. 05-14-2016 11:32 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Geechie_Suede View Post
      I did not need to see this thread. But I do need an LS powered, pro-touring Checker Marathon complete with taxi decals.
      I'm thinking this one is a bit more Pro-Street than -Touring...


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      05-14-2016 11:58 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      This isn't a full size coupe interior:

      That's a Camaro.

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      05-14-2016 12:05 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post


      Too much?
      Too much for me, but compared to other pro touring cars, this isn't too bad actually.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      The exterior aesthetic is desirable, the interior is not. Replace the bad with the good and you have a great exterior and great interior. You damn idiot.
      No need to be such a douche.

      Maybe to you the exterior is desirable and the interior is not. To me, the performance of a modern car under the hood and in the suspension and wheels/stance is desirable, while keeping both the exterior and interior pretty stock. To me pro touring is an old car inside and out with modern performance, not an old car that's completely gutted and new except for the body. When the car starts having street rod style interiors...yuck. The old interior is just as desirable as the old exterior, IMO. Who cares if it isn't comfortable, you aren't daily driving it so who gives a crap. If you can't handle a cruise night or a road trip in an old car without whining about comfort, there's a new gold Camry sitting at your local Toyota dealer.

      To each their own, but having been in multiple pro touring cars, they just feel like new cars and don't feel special.

      Here's a '73 Camaro with a 4th gen LS1 interior. Not nearly as extreme as some interiors, but the 4th gen Fbody interior is probably one of the worst production interiors in history from a cheap bulky plastic junk standpoint. Why on earth would you put this travesty in your '73? Should just buy a 4th gen Fbody, you can smell 1998 in this car:

      Last edited by puma1552; 05-14-2016 at 12:12 PM.

    7. 05-14-2016 12:54 PM #57
      You may hate the revised interiors, but they are in there for a reason.... If you don't have a great seat with lots of side support you're just in there flopping around holding onto the steering wheel. When I first did my car I had Kirkey seats in there and after the first event I went to, my ribs hurt for a couple of weeks. I've since switched to a Sparco and the change has helped a ton....

      If the car doesn't corner hard then you can get away with a stock interior.

      Here's my addition to weird cars competing in auto cross/pro touring.... Some of the competitions they give me some stink eye, but I pull out pictures of my d/gas cars from the late 60's and early 70's and they calm down... and my poor little 4 banger does pretty good against those professionals LOL





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      05-14-2016 01:53 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Fiatdude View Post
      You may hate the revised interiors, but they are in there for a reason.... If you don't have a great seat with lots of side support you're just in there flopping around holding onto the steering wheel. When I first did my car I had Kirkey seats in there and after the first event I went to, my ribs hurt for a couple of weeks. I've since switched to a Sparco and the change has helped a ton....

      If the car doesn't corner hard then you can get away with a stock interior.

      Here's my addition to weird cars competing in auto cross/pro touring.... Some of the competitions they give me some stink eye, but I pull out pictures of my d/gas cars from the late 60's and early 70's and they calm down... and my poor little 4 banger does pretty good against those professionals LOL





      Here's my sticker from my last weekend out::::::

      I completely agree as I'm one of "those guys" that wants a Cobra kit-car, Superformance or F-Five, but will have to do something about low-back buckets as that's just not feasible with my neck and back issues (one fusion thus far). Buuuut, those beige seats posted from the Toyota in a Pro-Tourer is bordering on gross/tacky. Some buttons, tufting or resculpting of the foam would've gone a long way while still giving all the benefits over an old, flat seat with nearly no support at all.
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      05-14-2016 06:16 PM #59
      Those seats are out of this C10. It's definitely not pro touring style just lowered. Only shared because the comment about putting updated interior into older vehicles struck me as funny.


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      05-14-2016 06:22 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post


      We need MOAR!!!




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      05-14-2016 07:42 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by MK2*GTI*GUY View Post
      The scene is really going strong for them. We just came out w/ a new unit bearing floater kit for 9" rear ends. Uses both Wilwood and Baer brakes


      Looks cool, but why unit-bearing? Are they rebuildable or would you have to replace it?
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    12. 05-14-2016 08:02 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Broduski View Post
      Looks cool, but why unit-bearing? Are they rebuildable or would you have to replace it?
      I'm sure the beating will be replaced as a unit and not rebuildable, another reason for that is probably ease of maintenance and also of the axle breaks you don't have to worry about it coming out as if it had c clips. I'm not sure if c clips were ever used on 9" tears tho....

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      05-14-2016 09:00 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      Those seats are out of this C10. It's definitely not pro touring style just lowered. Only shared because the comment about putting updated interior into older vehicles struck me as funny.

      I've seen newly "bolstered", original style bench seats in restored trucks and think that's the way to go. Knowing those seats are in the truck makes it laughable. They in no way go with any theme going on nor look the part at all.
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    14. 05-14-2016 09:22 PM #64
      This thread is one of the many reasons I love TCL!!!

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      05-14-2016 09:54 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Fiatdude View Post
      You may hate the revised interiors, but they are in there for a reason.... If you don't have a great seat with lots of side support you're just in there flopping around holding onto the steering wheel. When I first did my car I had Kirkey seats in there and after the first event I went to, my ribs hurt for a couple of weeks. I've since switched to a Sparco and the change has helped a ton....
      Seats, fine, but there's no need to mess with the dashes, door panels, etc. to try to make those look "modern." Half the time these modernized interiors have luxobarge "buckets" with scarcely more support than '70s seats.

      If we're talking these 1970s cars, hell, Recaro was well into the aftermarket business by then... Recaro LS with the mesh headrests were factory equipment on stuff like Mustangs and Trans Ams by the late '70s. They'd be ergonomic, comfortable, and look proper in a classic interior.
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      05-14-2016 10:18 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimbow View Post
      I'm sure the beating will be replaced as a unit and not rebuildable, another reason for that is probably ease of maintenance and also of the axle breaks you don't have to worry about it coming out as if it had c clips. I'm not sure if c clips were ever used on 9" tears tho....
      Doing a bearing this way would make it more serviceable than a typical 9 inch with the bearing pressed onto the axle. Unless someone knows of some oddball setup 9 inch were held in with plates on the end of the axle tube and never C clips so you wouldn't really gain anything there. My guess is you hit it on the nose with replacing the axle as that seems to be the one big advantage to this set up is quick changing axles for race/off road applications.

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      05-14-2016 11:14 PM #67
      Moar pictures guys!







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      Quote Originally Posted by nopal 6.0 View Post
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      05-15-2016 09:19 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
      Moar pictures guys!


      I think that's Frieberger's Buick that they stole wheels off to take their Valiant Lemons racing.

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      Capri with a mustang hood?
      That's an early Fox body Mustang with updated lighting and silly wheels. The rest of the graphics etc. are more-or-less factory.
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    20. 05-15-2016 03:16 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      That's an early Fox body Mustang with updated lighting and silly wheels. The rest of the graphics etc. are more-or-less factory.
      If you look closely, it's evident that the silly wheels are needed to fit over the YUGE brakes. Which are needed due to the Whipple charged SVT Cobra 4.6, which probably makes at least 5x the horsepower of the stock carbed 5.0.

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