Have you ever had a buddy that truly changed your life and way of thinking? A person that no matter what obstacle is thrown at them would fight to hell and back to find the good in it. Well that my friends is where this story begins. I have a very good friend that I have known for years, but it wasn't until a recent turn of events that I really got to know him. One day while taking a ride and hanging out he mentioned how he always wished he'd had the chance to take a 98" slingshot down the track. I decided that day was going to come. Here are the pictures of Butch, a few friends of ours and our 4 month journey.. The above is a photograph that hung in Butch's business for many years. That looked like a good enough start to me. After purchasing tubing, a mandrel bender and dies Butch, Dale Holden and I got started. Here Butch and Dale are marking out the wheelbase that he would like to run. Dale was nice enough to Donate a narrowed 31 spline 9" that he wasn't using. Shown above is a Ford F100 steering box that has been modified to allow for cowl steering. That box was donated by the Road Kings C.C. for the build. Butch found this Clifford 6=8 intake and matching carbs on the net. He had to have them. I think they made a great addition personally. The Mark Williams coupler was donated by Rick Hayes of the Road Kings C.C. I found a used shortglide transmission about 3 hours away with guards and transbrake. A 32oo stall convertor was donated by Jon's Transmission Service of Alexandria, In. This beauty was donated by Jim Hayes of Elwood, Indiana. It was a 25+ year old dirt track motor built by Hamilton Performance Engines in Lake Station, Indiana. Notice the intake ports are no longer Siamese. That isn't the correct crank either. With the addition of a starter, flywheel, truck HEI, coil, pertronix unit, rev limiter and fresh coat of paint she's ready to roll. This was all donated by Jim Hayes of Elwood, Indiana.