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Old 06-24-2018, 11:04 AM   #61  
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Have you got the motor plate mounts and front suspension done?
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:56 PM   #62  
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Here is the professor mocking up the anti roll bar and wishbone. Front suspension yes, steering no. Engine position and angle set, he wants side mounts and torque bar I want plate, well see. Had my electrician brother in law come by and help bend a 1/2 emt tube to go around fiber glass seat. Slow but sure, Shawn is really charged up that the bare chassis is only 475 lbs. Ill probably be tig welding the rear suspension parts before the rear axle housing like I thought.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:25 PM   #63  
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Found out mounting tabs are mild steel so I welded them in on cross tubes today. Happy with the results and can tig weld the wishbone and anti roll bar later when I bring that welder home from work. Soon Ill be able to roll the car and finish weld it all.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:47 PM   #64  
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I commend your efforts Dan, that's an ambitious project for after hours and weekends. Welding all those intersections with a MIG welder has got to be a challenge , I've never liked welding round tubes. I tend to have to reset and restart to often. Your work looks good!
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:11 AM   #65  
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Thank You. It means more coming from someone who has done this type of work before. Building this without being clamped to a jig has had me be cautious with heat and not finish welding the complete top side until all tubes are in place, this has kept the car within 1/64 of an inch straight from start. Finding now very difficult to get the body inside or in the right position to weld so maybe I should have welded more as I went possibly sacrificing some straightness. I know after saying that if I found it becoming bent I would have gone nuts as I like straight and precise.

Shawn wants the Transmission Crossmember removable so if any one knows the SFI plate, bolt size and grade that would help, I haven't researched that yet. I still have a bunch of gusseting and 1" inside corner tubes which I'm not looking forward to.

I'm a little suprised that there are so many views and mostly you and Bob add comments. Just took the mid plate mount and flex plate to my Chevy friend who now has a 1955 Plymouth Savoy with the small Poly he's putting Hemi heads on and a 518 4spd auto transmission in, was like his Dad's car and the first one he worked on as a teenager taking him on his journey to becoming a mechanic, so it makes sense. This is my pal who was throwing darts at a picture of a '70 Coronet when he saw me walking into his home shop, bastard.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:33 AM   #66  
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I'm with Tom on this one !!! Dan, Thanks For Sharing !!!! I use to work at a Chassis Fab Shop about 23 years ago. So I know first hand all the pain that goes along with these kinds of a builds. (My Hat Is Tipped)
I will say, You can only stop gritting your teeth when it is all welded and you re-check it !!! Fingers crossed..

Again... Thanks for sharing...
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:06 PM   #67  
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Wheelie Bars mocked up and mounts tacked in place. They were axle tube brackets which I altered. With the two mounts and screw adjustment we have wheels 1 to 8 off of the ground. Happy with results. Time for clean up and Daytona race tonight.
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Nice project! Post some pics when it's done.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:42 PM   #69  
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Have you decided on the body yet?
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Post #6. Beretta with LeBaron front end and rear lights.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:23 AM   #71  
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How did I miss it, definitely different.
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A local guy parted out his Top Sportsman car and all that was left was the fiber glass body. We got it, doors, front end and all the windows for $700.00 bucks. So just like cutting up the Covette to become a Mopar, this Chevrolet will become a Chrysler.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:39 PM   #73  
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:24 AM   #74  
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You got it Volare, if I could choose I'd put a 1953-54 Studebaker body on it but my son would kill me. Always wanted to make a race car out of a Studey.
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You got it Volare, if I could choose I'd put a 1953-54 Studebaker body on it but my son would kill me. Always wanted to make a race car out of a Studey.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:11 PM   #76  
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I'm with you on the baker body as long as you don't put a Vega nose on it. Lol
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Did some mock up last night and this morning. Allstar throttle, 90’ brake pedal and steering shaft. The narrow Pinto rack comes Monday so I’ve got it adjustable so Shawn can start fooling around with his control placement. Made a 12 ga plate by his right foot and have some 6061 aluminum for between his leg and transmission, just more protection over a blanket or shield.

He is 6-2, I’m 5-10, looks cramped but when I’m in, it feels good with plenty of elbow room for steering and shifting. I thought I’d have to move the shoulder bar back but he’s happy. He say’s he’ll let me take it down the track but I don’t know if I will, if I do I won’t need pedal blocks like he’s been kidding me about. I just wish I could get to the finish weld and rear end shortening to get this thing on wheels. Not looking foreword to the headers. They calculate out to 33 inches which means I’ll have to do some creative twisty turny to get them in a small space.
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What are you going to use for ends on the axle housing?
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Housing is 8 3/4", will be 8 3/4" ends. When he orders axles I'll get them with as little brake offset as possible, ball bearings and O rings. we have 4 piston Strange calipers which I will weld mounts on to accommodate Ford Fusion rotors as the Strange rotors are WAY too much money , Shawn figured they will fit, are inexpensive and can be bought anywhere. Do you remember me telling you we're cheap.

Corvette front suspension, Ford Pinto steering rack, Ford Fusion brake rotors and was a Chevrolet fiber glass body, we are such ******.

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What ever works, back in the eighties I was going 11.50s for $3300 including the price of the car. Cheap cheap

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