Category: 1972 Chevy Vega Street Car

Look for this Vega at Reno’s Hot August Nights

This project went to Reno last year. Quick update – the new owner is enjoying the car! The posts below are from the build of this ’72 vega street car:

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Classic car restoration, rehab or metal fabrication, call it what you will . . . it’s all good.

1972 Chevy Vega for sale

This 1972 Chevy Vega has a great retro appeal – it looks like a mini Camaro. This car started with a decent metal body – but everything else had to go. Building a reliable street outlaw type car like this

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Proudly Over-Engineered

This vega was proudly over engineeered

The 1972 Vega just received it’s NHRA chassis certification to 8.50. The tech inspector comments were the car was built like a 7.50 car. This Vega can be whatever you want! This car currently has DOT street tires, runs on

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We took the new 1972 chevy vega to Cherokee Raceway in Rogersville on Saturday for the first test.

iCanFab started this 1972 chevy vega project in May of this year. We stripped the entire car down to just a skin and re-built it. This vega weighs in at 2,463 lbs. Since our local racetrack Bristol Dragway is closed

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This video is from Friday night before the Super Chevy show

The car had no high gear during our quick test. The boys will get that fixed on Monday – but for the show – it would mean no drag racing.  We’ll be testing again soon.

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Looking forward to a weekend of drag racing at Super Chevy

UPS arrived – and we received important parts to finally start the car. It should be today. As you see below if you are looking for dzus fasteners – you may not find any locally because they are all on

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We will be racing at Bristol’s Super Chevy Show this weekend.

This 72 Vega will be in the DOT (1/4 Mile) Sportsman Class at Bristol Here is an update on our status. Everything is coming together – but it’s crunch time – and we are awaiting final parts to arrive. I

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Getting ready for Super Chevy at Bristol Dragway

The shop is working hard to get this 72 chevy vega ready for the event. The entire chassis is painted and they are starting to put the car back together. We are still awaiting parts – so keep your fingers

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Vega sheet metal firewall installed, now moving on to the transmission tunnel

The crew is busy working on the ’72 Vega installing the steel firewall. From poster board to aluminum template to final sheet metal firewall — they make it look as simple as 1, 2, 3. Below are the floor pieces

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The narrowed nine is ready

Another Vega component — off the list. Wildwood disc breaks, freshened the chunk, narrowed the rear, cleaned it up.

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Metal fabrication – another set of custom exhaust headers completed

Yesterday we tacked up a custom set of exhaust headers for our 1972 Chevy Vega project. Looking good!

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This 2×3 full chassis car now has a 14-point roll cage with a front crossmember modification

This chassis goes beyond the basics. We had the room – so we added more down bars going to the right spots on the frame. Now on to sheet metal . . .

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This 72 Vega chassis fabrication project is quickly progressing

The formula for successful chassis fabrication includes proper project management. Once a vehicle enters the iCanFab shop it is put on a strict schedule of production. To meet these deadlines, resources need to be ordered and a build schedule for

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Building an NHRA certified 12-point roll cage with EWS mild-steel tubing

Roll cages work in a variety of car configurations, and play a large roll in a vehicles overall ET. All roll cages require different elements to the cage’s design depending on the type of car. This 1972 Vega had poor

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Chassis and Suspension Fabrication in the Tri-Cities

This Chevy Vega is the perfect size project car, and this chassis fabrication is all coming together very quickly. When this Vega is complete it will give the owner years of good “time-slips” at the dragway. These are some updated

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The Vega back-halved

After a day of grinding, cutting and fitting – and today this Vega is back-halved. NEXT!

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1972 Vega Hot Rod Project

This Chevy Vega project comes to iCanFab from Virginia. The car was already tubbed out.  The engine that awaits this vehicle is a new JEGs 350 SBC. This will help keep this car affordable and able to run on pump

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