64 Suicide Slab "Degenerate Lifestyle" Build

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  • #88

    Wes
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    So I guess I’ll kick this off with my ride. The car is a 64 I snatched out of a field in west Texas shortly before it was going to be built to be used in demolition derby events. So in essence I rescued it. But if you are a purist you are not going to like this news. She wasn’t rescued to be factory restored. She is going down. She will be low, with big rollers, Dark colors, body mods, and an interior that is one of a kind. She’ll have enough power under the hood to rotate the earth.. Everything a purist wouldn’t want.. But everything you would expect from a Suicide Slab with a name like “Degenerate Lifestyle”..

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    #103

    Jeremy
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    Looking forward to seeing your updates!

    Resistance is Futile.

    #104

    Wes
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    After waiting to get some other projects out of the way I finally got a chance to get the car in my shop to begin deconstruction. Even with the motor and transmission out of the car and the car on when dollies, this thing is a beast to move around the shop by yourself. We have begun removing all the interior and I recruited the help of my skilled labor crew to help with deconstruction and removal of the inside insulation. They are a huge help and work cheap. I still have to get some stuff pulled including the dash and stuff off the firewall, after that the suspension will come out and all the trim come off and then it should be off to media blasting.. Hopefully i’ll have more pics and updates coming soon. Been on the road for work lately but should be able to get some work in on her this weekend. Hope you all enjoy my Degenerate Lifestyle.

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    #133

    Jason Ballard
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    Looking great. Awesome save. Should be badass.

    #134

    Wes
    Keymaster

    I hope so I have some big time plans for it and have some great talent around me to lend a hand. I’ll keep some of it under wraps for now but I’ll let more details out in the near future.

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    #142

    Howie
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    Can’t wait to see more

    #165

    Wes
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    Unfortunately.. I didn’t get to accomplish anything this weekend on the 64.. and now i’m out of town on business till Friday.. Hopefully I can get some stuff done this coming weekend.

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    #176

    Jeremy
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    Any more progress or are things on hold till after the holidays?

    Resistance is Futile.

    #178

    Wes
    Keymaster

    Still on hold for the moment.. Need to finish stripping the dash out. Clearing off the firewall and then the body chrome.. Hopefully by then my lift will be installed and I can get it up in the air and onto the chassis cart.then the suspension can come off and then it’s off to media blasting.

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    #255

    Wes
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    I got to do some work today finally. I finished removing the dash. Got all the A/C stuff pulled out as well. Removed about 90% of the old wiring as I’m putting all new wiring in the car. Most of the vacuum lines are removed as well. I got almost all the chrome trim removed from the interior as wel as the rear deck lid. Also removed the old battery box and the cruise control module.. I hope to get some more done tomorrow. Once I get the lift ordered for the shop and get it installed I’ll start pulling the suspension out. Then off to media blasting. Here are a couple pics from today and a sneak peek shot of a little something I have planned for her. Stay tuned..

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    #417

    Wes
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    Haven’t had much time to work on the car lately due to family stuff. On the good side I got the race car sold and cash in hand so we are going to get wild soon. I also ordered my bendpak 10klb two post lift yesterday for the shop and it will be here the end of next week. So no more working on my back. Also looking at a new gig welder to help with this little project and the next one I’m already scheming on.. Yeah my mind never quits. But real soon we should see some more progress.

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    #418

    Ross Goetz
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    I just picked up a 64 as well.

    A lift would make working on the beast so much nicer, as is true with any car.

    Seems like you have a solid plan in mind, and I’m tuned in.

    #424

    Wes
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    Well The lift arrived today. Hope to have it up sometime this weekend with any luck. then with any luck we can get a good luck at the underside of the 64.

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    #434

    Wes
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    Lift was installed this morning.. It fit great in the shop and is going to give me a lot of extra room and keep me from having to work on my back on the concrete.. Unlike my last build I won’t have to be constantly getting up and down and crawling out from under the car. I can’t wait to get started ..

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    #460

    Jeremy
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    Nice lift!

    Resistance is Futile.

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