Grandpas New Toy - 64 Chevelle SS

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So back when I first bought my 68 C10 (that we are currently restoring - see my other posts) my grandpa drove my truck a few times and couldn’t stop talking about how much he liked driving it. Well one Friday I went over to visit and sitting next to my C10 was a 71 C10. He had decided to go out and buy himself a C10 to restore and “practice” on shortening a long box before we went to town on my 68 C10. The plan was to just restore the truck and sell it for a profit. Well we got that truck 98% done and put in on craigslist. Had a few tire kickers and flakes, but then a guy out of state called and had to have the truck. He had a 64 Chevelle he wanted to trade straight across. This car is way nicer than the truck in pictures, so much so that my grandfather tried to persuade the guy that it was not worth the drive because his car was so much nicer. The guy still wanted to trade. He called said he was coming down with the Chevelle in tow to trade. Well he gets here and the Chevelle is still a super nice car, but the pictures hid a few a problems, that put it in the realm of the truck. Guy looked at the truck for 5 mins, asked my grandpa to look at the Chevelle and the trade was made.

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Here is a few pics of the 71 my grandfather had restored. It was pretty much a brand new truck, all new trim, paint, wood bed, bumpers, interior, etc. It was just a nice clean driver. Had a 350 small block and a th350 trans.

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So with the truck gone, this Chevelle now fills the space and wow, there is quite a bit of stuff done to this car.

Here is a cold start clip of the Chevelle:

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Specs for the Chevelle:

502 Big block - pretty stout cam, Edelbrock intake and carb, MSD 6AL box,

Vintage Air underdash A/C

Tremec TKO 5 Speed

QA1 comeplete stage 2 suspesion - tubular a arms, trailing arms, large sway bars, single adjustable coil over shocks

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12 bolt posi with 4:10 gears

hydro boost brakes with 4 wheel discs, also has a line lock

Dakota Digital gauges

Aftermarket radio with custom kick panel speakers

Aftermarket TMI sport bucket seats with original style covers, but alot more bolster.

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factory 4 speed console, new headliner, new carpet, door panels, kick panels.

The only thing really wrong with the car is the exterior. the rear window needs replaced, side glass wont roll up and down, it had quater panels put on and the truck gaps are really off.

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So the current plan is fix some of the big issues and possibly repainting the car blue as my grandfather cant really stand all the orange on the car.

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