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i started this build on another site but thought it would be better to have it here and share my ideas .
this project started about 4 months ago and i have been going at pretty hard for a while , this car turned out to have a lot of rust so one thing lead to another and the more i get into it the more i want to do .
now it is ending up being more of a race car that i will be doing a lot of auto cross in and road events .
so off we go ! i will post some of the first few and add as i go .
this is when i first brought it home and started tear down ,



 

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started by removing the floor and replacing the inner rockers .

moving on to the trunk i found a lot of rust covered up by fiberglass .
so the whole trunk was removed and frame rails .


All gone


 

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new floor installed


now moving on to the trunk i decided to section it and narrow it down and move the rear frame rails in for more tire clearance .


setting up the new frame rails


fitting and centering up the new trunk pan .
 

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adding in the trunk sides back in and filling in over frame rail .






working on sub frame connectors , i notched them into the floor and rear frame rails .


 

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mini tub install , i think this was the most difficult part so far ! the fitting time takes forever , i also replaced the quarter glass area inner panels .
 

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i built my own watts link set up for the rear end , i am using a ford 9"


i will end up boxing in to the center section before paint .


the shock mounting bar and cross bar support for the watts link are boxed in in the trunk .




rear end complete .
 

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on to the front end .
this is a new sub frame from checkered racing .


setting up front ride height .


engine has arrived , it's a 430hp 383 .
 

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now is where the fun begins , i have decided to move the engine back 13"
this was a tough decision thinking about how much work it would be and if it is worth it ?
hope so .

all cut out and fitting engine .




working on the new cross member , i will be adding a top brace from frame to motor mount /


 

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this is where i am now . mocking up and boxing back in the firewall .








this is all for now i will add more as i go .
 

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Thanks Kevin .

i put in some Audi door handles this weekend .






and now starting to mock up the front end and start on body fitting .




Dave
 

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Hey Dave
What factored into the 13" move, why 13?
 

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a few things on the 13" came into play .
i wanted to go back farther but the trans tunnel would have gotten taller and hindered the center console i am going to build and shifter height .
the throttle pedal was an issue also especially with log tube headers so i had to use block huger ones to get a spot for the throttle pedal , i could have moved the seat back but did not want to do that . running an auto trans so i only need a throttle and brake pedal .
the bottom of the dash came into play for dist clearance . although i am building a whole new dash .
willwwod brake pedal assy and master cylinders would have been more difficult to fit , ( still working on that )
when i bought the car is was so rusted out i really never planed on going back to stock and never planed on all this but now it seams one mod leads to another , i think it is almost ready to come back apart and get it on the rotisserie ? maybe another month ?

Dave
 

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Looks nice Dave. Looks like the previous build pics disappeared. I didn't see any.
 
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