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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Citizen caine, May 25, 2013.

  1. Citizen caine
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    After building & racing drag cars for 13 years my father and I have decided to build a old coupe. We do everything ourselves in my 2 car garage.
    Our plan is we're building a 9second drag car with limited street use.
    Here is our build.
     
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    Here is the body when we picked it up from downs industries
     
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    9" rear
    Doug Nash 5 speed
    351w
    76mm or twin turbo
     
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    My Great Dane thinks his new Dog sits perfect on the chassis jig
     
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    Cut the wheel well out down the center to get a 6" tub
     
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    Her is a 13x32 slick for mock up.
    We will run a 15x32.
     
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    Sections of wheel wells that were cut out are now being fiberglass end back in, but not show in final position.
    Notice the 3 steering wheels!
     
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    We bought boxed frame rails & will locate cross supports as needed
     
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    Frame being narrowed 6"
     
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    First side of rear frame cut and located
     
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    Both sides of the frame narrowed
     
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    Had to make sure I was on track with my alterations
     
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    Wheel tub filled with fiberglass. After I get it cleaned up I will have fiberglass sprayed in, it will look like it was molded like this when its done.
     
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    Starting to locate stock 351w.
    I think the motor is sitting a little low. Still trying to work this out.
     
  18. Citizen caine
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    Well that what we got done so far.
    We've had the car 2 months.
     
  19. 32 hudson
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  20. This should be good !
     
  21. Ready for some more please
     
  22. Citizen caine
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    Iv been away from home for a while.
    But we're back at it now!
     
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    Motor is placed for mock up so I can get the firewall
    Cut and get ready to fab floor supports
    Well the front end was set up for a little motivation
     
  26. Model A John
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    Looks like your project is moving along. Keep us posted!
     
  27. LeadSledMerc
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    Nice start...I'll be watching this build!!
     
  28. Citizen caine
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    Thanks guys. Iv built many cars over my shirt time
    In this hobby, big this is my first ground up build
    & also my first coupe.
    I'm loving the fiberglass, it's amazing iv not found
    Any rust yet!
    I will be doing some things different than most of you are used
    To, this is a drag car.i won't have nice carpet, fancy door panels, or soft leather seats.
    We are all about being light & fast. A big turbo is coming down the line. We will be 1000-1200hp.
     
  29. That should be cool !!!!
    A 61 olds jet fire turbo set up keep it Hamb friendly.
     

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