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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. That's going to be a real sweetheart. I've had a handful of '61 2 door hardtops since the first one in '64. But the last '61 was a Belair 2 door post I put together in the early 90's.

    Good luck,

    Charlie
     

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  2. BSL409
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    Front & rear windows are iin and the dash
     

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  3. kennkat
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    Damn thats nice!!!:):):):)
     
  4. BSL409
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    Thanks,
     
  5. BSL409
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    Nice Sunny day
     

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  6. Leakie
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    That's going to be one sweet ride! Nice work.
     
  7. 1949 caddyman
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    Did you have a hard time installing the back glass? I talked to a guy that had same car & he said it was a bitch to get in.
     
  8. graverobber63
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    Love the rear trailing arm setup!

    Great job!!
     
  9. BSL409
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    I did not think it was bad at all less then 1-hr to install
     
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  10. lawman
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    You have done a GREAT job !!!!!!!
     
  11. oldcars.acadia
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    Like your Biscayne. I have had mine since the mid 80's. No racing; just fun on the street.
     

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  12. BSL409
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    A few interior shots
     

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  13. outlaw256
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    not only do you have great taste but you work damn FAST!!! and do great work.im watchin you....lol
     
  14. KustomCars
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    What wheels are you gonna run?
     
  15. Man that is going to be one sweet car. Looks good white. super nice work.
     
  16. speedfreek155
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    Very nice ! Keep pix coming :)
     
  17. BSL409
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    Billet Specialties Street Lite Wheels
     
  18. BSL409
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    Quote
    not only do you have great taste but you work damn FAST!!! and do great work.im watchin you....lol

    Thanks for all the kind words
     
  19. tommyd
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    Dig this build and the 348/409 engines. Ive wanted a set of "W" valve covers to hang on my garage wall for a long time now. Scored a set today at the Indy swap meet that were chrome but a little rough. Only made it two booths away and a guy talks me out of them for a profit! Now I'm kicking myself for selling them! Knucklehead!
     
  20. Way cool! Cant wait to see it done!
     
  21. jratz1966
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    looks great,whats the size and width of your rear rims and tires?also what back spacing are you running?

    Jratz
     
  22. BSL409
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    The wheels are 10X15 with 5" Back space tires are 29.5X10.5X15
     
  23. jpnewlin
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  25. 56sedandelivery
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    I'm sure you're well aware of Aubrey Bruneau, and his 61, 409/425 Bubble Top S/S car. But, for those HAMBERS who are'nt, go to BruneauPerformance.Ca (a Canadian site) for his story, products, and cars. Butch/56sedaqndelivery.
     
  26. BSL409
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    Yes but it's a 62 Belair:cool:
     
  27. PA-IndianRider
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    She's sooooo fine....!!!!

    My first car was a '61 rag top.... red w/white top - red interior ..... 283 - 4 speed.

    When I bought it in 1966 it still had wide whites & fender skirts (still have the skirts...ha!)

    I was in the Army & bought it when I was on leave after coming back from Korea ..... after my 30 day leave I drove it to Philadelphia and had it shipped to Germany. After serving my time there I had it shipped back to the States. Ended up keeping it until 1972.

    Unlike your car my '61 really rusted..... The Pennsylvania Winter weather & road salt took its toll on the body. First place to go was the top of the front fenders over the headlights (which was already repaired once when I bought it).... with lots of other to follow over the years.

    Was a great 1st car. Surprised they sell for so much today. Back in those days the '61's always sold for less than the more popular 62-64's.

    Past few years I have watched the 409 Club race at the Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway.... they put on a really good show.... proving that the "409's are STILL ".... So Fine..." !!!!!
     
  28. BSL409
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    I have been running my 62 409 at the thompson 409 shoot out since 2010 and hope to have both of the 61&62 Biscaynes at Thompson 2013:D
     
  29. tommyd
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    What?...could you have beefed up the engine hangers a little more?:D Those are nice!
     
  30. BSL409
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    Painted the doors fenders and fiberglass trunk this past week
     

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