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Hileanor

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Already posted in introductions so here is the deal I recently got my dream car a 72 fast back that needs so tlc to be where I want her, she is primer grey and has a 429 swap with a c6. When I am done with her I will have a ride that looks like it came straight off the screen of gone in sixty seconds. At this point and time she isn't road worthy because she is a 302 car that hasn't had the shocks and springs changed and the previous owner installed a b&m shifter but didn't hook up the cable bracket, but given time and patience she will be road worthy by next year. That's really all I have right now later I will be asking where I should go to get things like interior and some body parts. So thanks in advance for any and all help and support.
 

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Looks like a blast! Keep us posted!
 

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Are you going for the look at the beginning of the movie or the end, after the car has hit a pole and made the jump? :D

The car in the movie was a 72 with parts from the front of a 73 and then finished with school bus yellow paint. Good news I guess is its still using the 72 bumper, fenders, and fender extensions. It does have a 73 grille with vertical turn signals. I'd have to go back and watch the film to see if the 73 turn signals were even hooked up. It looks like they have the 72 style lights down in the lower valence.

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Going for the non-wrecked version lol and actually it was a 71 that had been refit to look like a 73 cause it took him 2 years to get the money to make the movie
 

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Plus I am pretty everything on the car worked as it should because all of the cops in the movie were actual police that is how he got permission to drive 70 miles an hour through the city. In fact the only cop in the movie who wasn't supposed to be in it was the one next a wrecked car on the side of the road before the jump scene, cause that was an actual wreck that happened minutes before they came through in Eleanor
 
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69 Fastback, it's a project. going to be a built BBF with a Lenco 5spd. Looking to get the car in the mid 8 to low 9 sec and still be streetable. I just hope I get it done before I am too old to drive it. lol.
Great idea. That is one of my favorite movies. The ending was funny too. It was a low budget movie, but the use of real police, fire and aid, as well as real crowds, in my opinion, made it a better movie.
 

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Great idea. That is one of my favorite movies. The ending was funny too. It was a low budget movie, but the use of real police, fire and aid, as well as real crowds, in my opinion, made it a better movie.
Definitely added to the greatness of the movie, one of my favorite parts was the security guard that didn't know about the car being taken he honestly looks like "fuck well there goes my job"
 
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