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      05-16-2016 03:31 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Broduski View Post
      Looks cool, but why unit-bearing? Are they rebuildable or would you have to replace it?
      As other have said, simplicity. Just a matter of (4) bolts that hold the unit bearing in, and (2) bolts for the backing plate and everything is apart. Depending on the shaft, and seal surface some have pre-machined into them, you have to pull hubs to get the axles out. But with this set up, pulling everything apart is easy (if you needed to get an axle out, or pull 3rd member). This is the same unit bearing we use in competition Jeeps / Buggies / Etc, so tons of strength. Not serviceable, but you shouldn't have to touch them.



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      05-16-2016 03:38 PM #77
      Pro Touring Aspen/Volare/Road Runner? Yes please.



      And I know this is a model, but it....Works. If you could find one. '77 Monaco coupe.

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      05-16-2016 04:00 PM #78
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      05-16-2016 04:23 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      It's just a model kit but man this looks so good.

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      05-17-2016 09:16 AM #80
      Yeah, if only you could find a mid-late 70's Pontiac Ventura that actually had floors and trunk lid. I loved the styling of them, but even almost new, they rusted. My Uncle put his foot through the floorpan of his then 4 year old '77. Wet day, his foot slipped off of the brake pedal, and BAM, new ventilation hole.
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      05-17-2016 09:24 AM #81
      Although, that above "Judge" would look amazeballs with these....

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      05-17-2016 09:40 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      And I know this is a model, but it....Works. If you could find one. '77 Monaco coupe.

      This guy has some amazing stuff...http://www.svensworldofwheels.com/modelcarindex.html

      I love this set.


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      05-17-2016 09:41 AM #83
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      05-17-2016 11:02 AM #84
      AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE......OI OI OI!






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    10. 05-17-2016 11:53 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE......OI OI OI!

      Please tell me more about this.

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      05-17-2016 12:08 PM #86
      Not muscle but the same sort of idea, I really want an XJS done in a similar way to the Lister.



      Or like this:




      A street car taking cues from this:

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      05-17-2016 02:13 PM #87
      I was always more partial to the Group 44 TR8, myself.

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      05-17-2016 02:23 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      Please tell me more about this.
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      05-17-2016 08:27 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      I need one of these, need money for one of these. It needs better wheels though.

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      05-17-2016 08:55 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      I need one of these, need money for one of these. It needs better wheels though.
      I suspect that a lot of these car have been turned into drag racers.

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      05-17-2016 09:20 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      I suspect that a lot of these car have been turned into drag racers.

      Even worse, a lot have been turned into Novas since the nose stuff is impossible to find for a Ventura and reproduced for a Nova. You do occasionally see a 73/74 Ventura pop up for sale, even the odd 74 GTO, but typically always asking more than 10 grand for them.

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      05-18-2016 07:46 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by dubdaze68 View Post
      it's way better than ill-fitting old drag wheels with the ass end jacked up in the air like it's the 80's.
      While I do agree that the Pro Touring thing is cool, the amount of money needed to properly build a pro touring car makes me want a jacked up ass end with bigs 'n littles and a big block under the hood.
      You can buy a new 991 for the price of some of the cars in this thread, and the work needed to build them is far beyond the backyard mechanic.

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      05-18-2016 08:29 AM #93
      Has anyone built a Pro-Touring Magnum? I love those big POS'.

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      05-18-2016 09:11 AM #94
      Can't find a better picture, but


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      05-18-2016 09:15 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      While I do agree that the Pro Touring thing is cool, the amount of money needed to properly build a pro touring car makes me want a jacked up ass end with bigs 'n littles and a big block under the hood.
      You can buy a new 991 for the price of some of the cars in this thread, and the work needed to build them is far beyond the backyard mechanic.
      while I agree with you somewhat, let's face it...Those tires are antiquated, and they are terrible in the rain. They ride like a buckboard. They wallow back and forth while swinging 12 times to get into their space at the car cruise. Most of them dump so much fuel at idle, that they run like ****. Most older drag racers are still cut to hell to fit universal fit mini-tubs in, and some are still running four wheel drums. I think it's still a different model of person that owns them as well. Most of the traditional cars around here are still owned by the bearded, mulleted, 3 pack of Marlboro red smoking, sleeve cut off, acid washed 501 wearing, 50+ guy.

      I think the Pro-Touring thing is becoming more affordable as it has caught on, and it has swept up more "unloved" cars in it's wake, which is good. Parts are becoming more affordable, and way more of it has become bolt-on, as the market realizes the potential of modern tech in old cars. Especially since LS series, and Hemi motors are becoming junkyard available, more and more piggyback systems are in the purview of anyone who can operate a soldering iron, and more shops are offering frames and suspension kits.
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    21. 05-18-2016 10:02 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      Even worse, a lot have been turned into Novas since the nose stuff is impossible to find for a Ventura and reproduced for a Nova. You do occasionally see a 73/74 Ventura pop up for sale, even the odd 74 GTO, but typically always asking more than 10 grand for them.
      And a lot of them have been converted to Novas just because they're more popular and people think they look better. A friend of mine owns the 71 ventura below, it's absolutely mint and he's got a stockpile of ventura specific parts in his garage that he bought off of guys converting their cars to novas.


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      05-18-2016 10:45 AM #97
      Maybe it's because I've seen a bajillion Novas in my life compared to the Ventura, but I like the Pontiac front end better. Looks good.
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      05-18-2016 10:56 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by 2112 View Post
      This guy has some amazing stuff...http://www.svensworldofwheels.com/modelcarindex.html

      I love this set.

      Yes,y es he does.

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