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    Long term project - 1976 Gemini Coupe Turbo [56k warning]

    Been building this one for a long, long time. Started off as follows below :





    Me and my dad got it as a rolling shell when i was 17 [its been nearly 5yrs now :shock: ] with the intention of doing an all-out build on it.

    Bodywork





    Keen eyes might notice the indicators in the quarter panels, boot lock and ariel hole have been welded and filled, before being hit with 2pack paint









    Interior



    Engine and driveline
    525hp Garret GT3076R

    Custom exhaust manifold

    Ported head

    Close up of the ports for those interested
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    Fabricated plenum on standard Rodeo 4ZE1 lower half

    Dummied up on a dead 161


    Brakes/Suspension
    VT/Z Commodore 300mm discs and twin piston calipers

    Brake hub adapters


    Have a COMPLETE setup for the car, including nolathane bushes all round, new balljoints/tie rod ends/rack ends/steering coupling etc, Whiteline adjustable front swaybar, King springs - ill get pics of that when i start fitting it.

    Rear end is also being modified, being fitted with a Borg Warner from a V8 Commodore [28spline], LSD center, 3.89 gears

    Wheels - Simmons FR17 x 7.5


    Rego plates

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    way cool!
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    "wow"

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    Awesome project. The car looks great, but I have to say that those square pattern wheels are so hideous they're awesome. 8) Keep us posted!

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    Thanks guys. Admittedly i have done no where NEAR as much to the car as i wouldve liked. I pulled the diff and front suspension out of it and thats where its stayed for the past 6mths or so, waiting for me to re-assemble things.

    Ben, the Piazza "tetris" wheels are looooonnggg gone. I agree, absolutely hideous lol. With the front brake setup ive gone for, 300mm discs [12"?] and 5stud means they dont come anywhere near fitting - the disc barely fits inside a standard 14" wheel!

    Also being a Commodore pattern it means NO JDM wheels are availible for it. I thought about getting SSR's in 17 x 7 and 17 x 8 but i almost fell over when i got quoted $4800AUD JUST FOR THE WHEELS. :shock:

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    The Saga continues........

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    ...yes, yes it does.

    When are you coming around to help me put your old car together mike :mrgreen: You still living in Geelong you sellout?

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    progress report???

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    Should have one this weekend as luck would have it. Lower control arms are on, need to assemble the uppers and the stub axle and then i should have pics of it on the ground with the wheels and commo brakes on.

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    Re: Long term project - 1976 Gemini Coupe Turbo [56k warning

    I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad.


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