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Projects 1961 Biscayne 409 Super-Stock Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BSL409, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. BSL409
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    [I found this 1961 Biscayne 2dr in Fargo ND that had been sitting out side since 1973 the condition of the body is amazing for being out side all those years. The bottoms of the floor pans will need to be replaced do to the rubber mate that held all the water in I plan on White with red interior and a stroked 409 4 speed
     

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  2. Deuces
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    I deleted that post... Thanks for the pics!!!..:)
    I'm glad your going the S/S route with that car and not turning it into a lowrider with a "chain steering wheel" :eek::eek: and all that crap... :rolleyes:

    Keep them pics coming!!!... :D
    Got any of the 409 motor your planning on using???..:)
     
  3. BSL409
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    How's this
     

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  4. BSL409
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    Sorry,
    I have already bought the paint and Red interior:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Jimbo17
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    Cool project and I also like the original color.

    Hard to believe it was outside all those years and still looks that good.

    Best of luck with the build Jimbo
     
  6. Deuces
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    Bingo!!!!....
     
  7. BSL409
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    The body has been stripped to bare metal and epoxy sealed and now on to the body work[​IMG] </ARTICLE>
     

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  8. lawman
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    Very nice start!!!!! Please keep posting.
     
  9. Stock Racer
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    I would like to see some in progress pic's of the floor repair if possible.
     
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  10. GassersGarage
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    Good choice and awesome find. I did a '65 Chevy Biscayne "drag pack" but used a 454 and 6 speed. Wish I hadn't sold her.
     
  11. that's gonna be sweet. you don't see enough of the '61s. Plenty of the rest (62-64), but a nice '61 is a treat to behold...
     
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  12. biscaynes
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    love this! keep the progress picts comin! :cool:
    jewel blue is a great color. ;)
     
  13. BSL409
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    Today i finished painting the frame. I did add a lower trough for the one pc drive shaft and some lower control arm brackets and also reinforced that aria added some global west upper control arm braces and adjustable pan hand bar should be good for some high HP:D
     

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  14. aerorocket
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    Whats not to like, 2 door post, W head engine, 3 pedals, no frills. All you need is hoops and air bags[only kidding]. I love it.
     
  15. BSL409
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    9" All beefed up:cool: and ready for paint
     

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  16. Well I certanly wouldn't use that engine. I can come up with a worn out 283 and some rocket rocker covers and adapters for ya if you want to trade.

    If that engine looks as nice on the inside as it does on the outside I think you are set friend. And I don't car what color it is. ;)
     
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  17. 1964countrysedan
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    I am digging it and your plan!
     
  18. BSL409
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    Well I cearanly wouldn't use that engine. I can come up with a worn out 283 and some rocket rocker covers and adapters for ya if you want to trade.

    If that engine looks as nice on the inside as it does on the outside I think you are set friend. And I don't car what color it is. ;)

    Nothing wrong with 409 to race they stay with any SB or BB Chevy I build those to run not to sit pretty :D
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  19. I thought you migt just do that. ;)

    But you never know a well worn 283 will rev until it comes apart, of course sometimes that is the 60 ft mark and more often than not you will oil the track even if it holds together. :eek: :D:D

    Nice guts and I thought I was anal.
     
  20. Mighty nice. Keep posting.
    Later,
    Dick
     
  21. Deuces
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    I just got a woody!...:eek::D
     
  22. Gusaroo
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    What are those tubular braces on the x frame? Do thos keep it from twisting? Ill be watching htis thread, nice work, great motor!
     
  23. That and a '62 bubble top are my favorite "big body" chevys, esp. with 409s
     
  24. sololobo
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    What a cool project, I was at the Winternationals in 61 when Dyno Don brought the 409 to the meet. What a crowd around that car. Really dig the tu-door post cars. Your work looks really nice and am excited for you, thanx for sharing bro. ~sololobo~
     
  25. slowmotion
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    Cool flat-top! And a lever action '09 to boot! Be waiting see the finale on this one, very nice work!
     
  26. Gus68
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    I like your mods to the frame! I have a 62 and was planning on doing something simmilar to yours. It's nice to see one of these X frame cars built to race and not either restored or with bags and 22's!!!!
     
  27. BSL409
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    I also have a 62 Biscayne NSS 409 stick Car that i Race she runs low 10s
     

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  28. BSL409
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    Have one these to:cool:
     
  29. BSL409
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    Joe,
    Those are Global west upper control arm supports so you don’t rip the bracket from the frame something you should look into
     
  30. Mr48chev
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    That was a big problem back in the 60's for anyone putting some real horse power to one of those frames.

    That is going to be one killer 61 super stocker BLS409. I like the plans you have for it.
     

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