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I would strongly consider a GMC Canyon.


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You never stop, do you? Smile Take care. Tom Worthington


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Tom, the Lamplighter, is almost finished Smile


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as long as it's not another "f’ing ugly" mustang Wink
 
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Ed, I think the Colorado/Canyon package is worth considering. Even other small or medium pickups are worth a look. I have not looked one over carefully in ref to modifications but plan to do so. Anything the size of an S-10 or slightly larger is valid.

Beginning with a newer body has many advantages. No rust, paint is good, generally more aero than the older bodies, easy to find a "core."

I have five grandchildren soon coming of driving age, and at least one of them may need something to race.


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Agreed, great platform to build from for all the reasons mentioned and it has great visibility too
 
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I vote a bad ass MOPAR!!


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BG, since I am old, I grew up with the original round of muscle cars. I even worked on them when they were in warranty. I still like the old Mopars and smile when I see one. However, finding one in good condition is just about impossible.

One consideration is a Dakota pickup.


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I have always wanted to build a 68-72 El Camino, you just don't see many as race cars. I have a 565 in my shop that would fit perfect in one
 
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I vote a bad ass MOPAR!!

no such thing ever existed
 
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Larry
I hear you! They are tough to find. How about a wrecked newer challenger body.

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My first race car was a 64 Polara. Love those B Bodies.


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How about a mid engine van? Either mini or full sized. Take care. Tom Worthington


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The G body El Camino would be good, but again, rare to find a good core for a reasonable price.


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How about a Gen 3 Hemi in a GM G body?


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I vote a bad ass MOPAR!!


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Gbody el camino is my current project. I have my dad's first car. It eventually became my grandfather's shop truck so she's rough. Needs floor pans and doors and a header panel (reproduction take an 82 and up style front end) and a lot of love. I'm looking to build a mid to high 11 second ride for foot brake and top when I don't bring my dragster out. I think the hardest part is going to be finding a pair of good manual window regulators for it. It had power and I just don't want power windows in it.

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I vote a bad ass MOPAR!!

no such thing ever existed


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Just flat out awesome. Absolutely love the SS Hemi Darts. Barracuda's, Belvedere etc......



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Two Thumbs down old cars do nothing for me anymore and my Firebird runs as quick as most of the SS/AH cars.
 
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I like them all when they are well done! Old new Chevy Ford Mopar AMC Buick Pontiac. Loved cars/trucks since I can remember!

Larry whatever you choose it will be nice based on what I have seen from your work. Can't wait to see what you come up with.


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