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    Default Gambler 500 car build

    I've wanted to run the Gambler 500 for a couple years now, so I pulled the trigger and bought a 95 crown vic and started working on it. The race is in MI on the last weekend in April so I had to get busy. 350 miles of the race is in the backwoods of MI so It needed some ground clearance and bumpers.. I'm starting on the 3 inch lift today, hoping it won't be to stupid...LOL








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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    Now that looks like fun!

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    Heaven help me if I did that to the wife's crown vicky. Good luck in the race
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    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    Love it! I've been wanting to do the Gambler 500 in the Northwest for a couple years now too. Since the finances aren't going to work for me for at least a few more years, I'll have to settle on living vicariously through you. Hope you take lots of pics and have a blast!

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    I finished up the drivers rear quarter last night and started on the lift... Not any fun putting "Donk" universal pucks in a car, universal means install, remove, cut/trim, reinstall, remove, cut/trim....repeat...

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    That is pretty good size pucks too, and the front would be especially rough
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    I got one side done but now I can't get the spring compressor out....LOL I ended up using 2 1/2 inches of the puck, looks like it gave me about 3 in of lift.

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    So what is wrong with having a spring compressor rattling around inside the spring anyway?
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    I still need it to do the other side...LOL

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    So this means another spring compressor?
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    Yes...LOL

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    Got the lift done, DANGER is all I have to say about lifting a car...LOL


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    Not bad Jon, do suppose my wife would approve lifting hers? What she really wants though is the Trunk Monkey in the trunk with a pop up 30 cal for the people who honk at her all the time
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Gambler 500 car build

    We could just build her a arm that raises up when she pushes the button... Maybe a "your number one" hand...LOL

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    We are half way there already. I have a switch for the electric lock installed that says Trunk Monkey
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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