This car is now for sale. If anyone wants it, I would live the roller go for $15,000 and with the Engine and Trans, Ass $4500. That is all parts that I have to go with it too. Full interior, new tubs, still in the box to install, and everything else.
I know it has been forever since I have done anything on this car.... Had some serious health issues, lost my job, and just have had a hard time getting back on my feet. Been reading all of everyone's post and build threads on other forums and I just had to get out there this weekend and get something done. I put some small plans together on things I want to accomplish that I think I can do without having to spend some money. Budget is too tight for me to do it otherwise at the moment.
First thing I am going to do is support the back of the body with a pair of nurf bars, with supports. Lets see how far I got today.
How it looked when I started:
Time to break out the Harbor Freight Special Tube Bender:
Bent the first bar, and put it up on the frame rail with a C-Clamp to see if I like it.
Bend the second bar to make it match the first bar where it counts:
After a bunch of cutting, and grinding to get it to fit, and then welding it in place:
Cut the second one, but have not ground it or welded it in:
This is what it will look like when welded in place:
First thing tomorrow I am going to get the bar ground, and then weld it in place. After that I am going to get the bar welded between them. From there I am going to create a rear sheet metal pan. Then get the rear mounts in place to bolt in the rear sheet metal pan on. Once I get that completed, I can then cut fit the tubs, and the interior sheet metal in, and get it buttoned up inside. Once I get that completed, I will pretty much be out of money to work on it for a while. I will either need to get a better job, or get a raise at the job I am at before I can put any more money into it. Just have to work harder I guess.
To krscott67. I got your inbox message but cannot reply to you as we are not friends on here, and I could not find your profile.
Good Evening Kevin,
I have not finished the build yet. I worked in the housing market, and with the crash of the housing market my pay was cut to about 40% so there was not a budget for the car. Notice I said I worked.... I am no longer in the housing market, so when it warms up here in Utah I will be back at it.
My rear tires are the biggest Mickey Thomspson Sportsman Pro I could get 33X21.5X15 Tires and my Rear Rims are 15X15 Rims. The back Spacing was 5.5" and that was due to the fact I got a used Ford 9" off of Racingjunk.com. I would have to go out and measure the rear. I can do that this weekend with a distance Axle flange to Axle flange. If there are other pictures you want, or if there is other info feel free to ask.
Also keep in mind I am having to stretch my car 3.5 Inches to accomidate the tires. Also these will not swell to much during a burnout. If you are running slicks keep in mind they grow much more. If I were to run a good set of wrinkle walls I will need to go no large than a 28" Tire.