Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

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A few more pix of the progress ,this is coming together great :D :D radiator is in fans and fan bracket a/c lines all fit great -- Im realy pleased with how this is comng out.
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A few more pix of the progress, this is starting to take shape.
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A few more pix of how this is going. :D :D
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A few more pix of the ride.
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One more try at pix. :D :D :D
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A few more pix--Sub woffer box built and instaled -door wire looms instaled wire to pwr door locks pwr windows mirror turn signals run. This is starting to come together quite nicely --very happy with how this is coumming out :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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A few more pix of progress these pix are of the stereo instal and brackets :D
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this is realy starting to look like a car. :D :D
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A few more pix -- project on hold because of Covid -19 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x :x :x OH well :D
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Hey Larry,

WOW!! The project is looking incredible, hoping you don't have COVID and it's just causing supply issues, etc.

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I don't have covid 19 thank god ---- this is held up because I need a few things done that will require being around people, which i'm not at all feeling safe to do at this time. I turned 74 in October and have self quarantine since the first of February, not much will happen until I get vaccinated. All that needs to happen is to get this weighed so QA1 will sell me the coil over shocks i need,the paint job needs a final color sand & buff and upholstery done.
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Hi Larry, you are quite the talented artist when it comes to nearly scratch building a custom rod. all that work is beautiful. I know I could not do it, I do not have the patients to be that good with the body and interior details. You are one of the best I have seen. You will leave a lasting legacy with that car of yours. if it does not make the cover of the magazines when it is done, it should.

It would be interesting to know what your final weight of the car will be, particularly with regard to your hp. the power to weight ratio must be very high.
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Petros wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:18 pm Hi Larry, you are quite the talented artist when it comes to nearly scratch building a custom rod. all that work is beautiful. I know I could not do it, I do not have the patients to be that good with the body and interior details. You are one of the best I have seen. You will leave a lasting legacy with that car of yours. if it does not make the cover of the magazines when it is done, it should.

I fully agree with this. I thought the same thing when I saw your 4age swap. Such clean, detailed work. Amazing stuff, Larry.
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Thanks for the kudos, this has been a lot of work, but i've enjoyed all of it. I plan on having this wrapped with clear plastic to protect the paint from rock chips---- and driving the HELL out of this--- this won't be a trailer queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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You can see that i'm boared some more pix-- tthese are of the floorboards being replaced and building the rotisserie and a few other pix :D :D :D
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