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[quote]I plan on making this build my dirt toy/ daily driver.
Some of you might know the car I am building. it is the 68 bugzilla was selling about a month back. I also picked up a 69 rust bucket to use as a parts car. I plan on putting the irs trans in the 68.

So this brings me to my first question. which would be a better way to make it an irs. Option 1: cut the pans out of the 68 and weld them on the irs frame. or Option 2 cut out the irs rear section of the 69 and weld on to the back of the 68 pan?

I have asked myself this question several times over the last month. Now its time figure it out and build the thing.

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Take the body off the 68 and put it on the 69

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Problem is the floor pans for the 69 are rusted to the point it could be a flinstone car

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Weld in new pans when you have it apart

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Is this Ben?


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That it would be

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I thought so. This is Joe.


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This is what it looked like when I got it home.
has swing trans and is 4 colors.

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Updates?


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I like those bugeye one piece front clips. Haven't seen one for an age. I see it came off a 5-1600 race car.

If the floor panels of the 68 pan are decent, I might suggest welding pivot brackets into the 68 pan.


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update got the irs frame cut up and ready for the other pans. Plan for sunday is to transfer the pans over.
I thought I found good help today but he just sat there drank all my beer and smoked all my cigs.

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Could be some good help that there gopher snake. Lucky he isn't the fat cheek sort. Lots of shops have a go-fer around. Most don't have a go-fer snake though. I you think he's loafing a lot and makes a buzzing noise when you tell him to get out of the way or "hand me that wrench", then he probably got his cousin rattler filling in for him.


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Got the floor pans fixed and ready for paint. Went and got all the paint for the car. I hope this weekend I can get the pan sprayed.


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