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Enjoy boys:
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DANG!!! I love that iron!

Do you have any close-ups of the wheels? I think I'm in love!! :)
 

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Ff and bro d:
The 68 was built by me and my "brothers" for my son, dave. Here is a pict. Do you think he loves his ride???
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Mario

P.s.: if you want particulars, I will spill the beans...
 

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To borrow from Jackie Gleason, "How sweet it is!" Those wheels remind me of a set from Colorado Customs that I saw on a 1950 Studebaker. I loved that look. gabe-f.jpg

Thanks, Bro. Mario.

bro. d

(I remember something of your son's story but would like to hear it again.)
 

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thanks, we built that for my son. he wanted hi tech, he got it. it also has the factory 6 l90e trans behind it. it has got the factory data link port and can be worked on by a dealer when i'm not around. that was an important thing for me. otherwise i would have talked him into keeping the 472, as it was a good runner.

bro d:
those wheels were my first choice for my 49 caddy. by the time i was ready for wheels the ones i ended up with became available. since they can pass for the factory sabre wheel, i opted for them. i think they'll do o.k.!!!
how have you been doing lately? better i hope!
ciao,
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bro d:
well life took a twist in the road for my son about 12 years ago while we were working on a 68 gmc truck. he went off to college and graduated and moved back. bought a motorcycle and had a severe accident. ten years later he wanted back in the custom cars scene again. so we found a car big enough (19 feet long deville) to fit him (6'5" 280 lbs) and had to be a convertible so he could place his chair in easily.
after that he wanted a POWER plant that was as brash as he was, so he chose a 2014 ctsv supercharged 6.2 ltr with the factory 6 speed. me and my two "brothers" that you have spoke so kindly of (heads already big enough) spent a year of saturdays and some sundays bagging it and installing that beast. lincoln 9" with discs and a moser wave track pumkin 3.50:1 ratio
he installed a new interior and top. the upholsterer had trouble with the rug as we had to cut the tunnel from firewall to trunk to get clearance for the 6l90e trans. now i know why you see guys using a 4l80e trans instead. a lot smaller package. i'll attache a pict of the tunnel build. after the custom two piece driveshaft was installed there has been no trouble in the acceleration department. of course, my son being a 40 year old teenager, 500 horsepower was not enough. he changed the supercharger pulley and it dynoed at 515 rear wheel hp.
ciao,
mario
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pj:
thanks, we built that for my son. he wanted hi tech, he got it. it also has the factory 6 l90e trans behind it. it has got the factory data link port and can be worked on by a dealer when i'm not around. that was an important thing for me. otherwise i would have talked him into keeping the 472, as it was a good runner.

bro d:
those wheels were my first choice for my 49 caddy. by the time i was ready for wheels the ones i ended up with became available. since they can pass for the factory sabre wheel, i opted for them. i think they'll do o.k.!!!
how have you been doing lately? better i hope!
ciao,
mario View attachment 22932

Yo Blood,
What up?

Thanks for the refresher about your son's car and a bit of his history. It is always nice to see something different, especially when its custom made to a purpose. However, when I saw that picture of the transmission sticking out of that short tunnel I wondered in you had channeled that puppy! Here I thought replacing a manual 3 speed with a 4L80E in a 1950 Studebaker took some enlargement!! That six speed must be imposing!

My health? This year has been a total test of my will to live, that or the highlighting of my utter stupidity for staying! As a result of the July 21st rear-end accident, I was with the physical therapist for the very first session to work out the kink from the damage done my body when a little cardiac event occurred. Seems I got over agitated reflecting on the accident and the old ticker took offense. That wound me up in the emergency room - then admittance! That was two weeks ago today. Happy Anniversary! Luckily, this time they didn't need to crack my chest open, they just went up an artery starting at the groin and implanted a stint to remove the blockage which had triggered the event. Oh well, I'm still here, strong willed or stupid, but able to play with my Big Block Caddy!

Take it easy folks and be good to yourself!! Life can become short very suddendly.

Best,

bro. d
 
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