FOR SALE: 77 Vega Hatchback
ICanFab has completed the final shakedown tests for this new race car built for bracket racing.
This is a full chassis car, a 1977 Chevy Vega Hatchback with a 427 SBC. The race car includes an NHRA 8.50 chassis certification, a clean title, with working tail lights and headlights.
No expense has been spared in the parts used to build this race car. This Chevy Vega will absolutely benefit the driver that is ready to perfect their reaction time and win.
This car is well sorted and ready to race.
FIRST PASSES NATURALLY ASPIRATED:
1/8 = 6.621 at 107.85MPH
1/8 = 6.622 at 108.03MPH
FIRST PASSES WITH NOS:
1/8 = 5.494 at 128.37MPH
1/8 = 5.501 at 126.98MPH
Start Drag Racing This Weekend!
When a chassis is professionally built – you should see the official chassis tag like this S&W race car chassis tag below.
Below is the official NHRA 8.50 certification for this car.
This is from our custom Vega Hatchback project recently finished.
Added bonus, this pro street comes with a clean title and is race ready.
Are you in the market for a new race car?
This Vega is a great value. It’s brand new, only a few test hits down the track.
- 12-Point Roll Cage NHRA 8.50 Certification
- Car weight =2184 lbs. (no driver, race ready)
PASS WITH NOS:
1/8 = 5.501 at 126.98 MPH
1/8 = 5.494 at 128.37 MPH
PASSES NATURALLY ASPIRATED:
1/8 = 6.621 at 107.85 MPH
1/8 = 6.622 at 108.03 MPH
I remember the days when quarter-mile heads up drag racing was the norm at every drag strip. Both cars leave the starting line and the crowd goes crazy.
Today bracket racing is by far the most popular form of drag racing. Bracket racing series are coast-to-coast and basically for every level of drag racing car and driver. Since faster cars are handicapped it does train drivers to be patient and wait for the green. Drag racing is about winning! Whichever you choose heads up or bracket racing— the driver with the most consistent car is usually the points leader.
Did you know a successful bracket racer makes more laps per month than many pro mod racers do in a year. . .
Drag racing is a great family sport. When the whole family enjoys drag racing – bracket racing becomes a great summer vacation. An added bonus . . . if you have a consistent car and good reaction time – you can make money.
When your kids have out grown Jr. Dragster — then what? The answer is bracket racing.
If you enjoy making laps down the track – and you have a good reaction time – bracket racing is for you. Bracket racing builds the finer skills of drag racing . . . like doing burnouts and staging.
This new SBC bracket car runs 6.60 in 1/8th mile all day long. The time slips below are from naturally aspirated runs.
If you need more speed for a grudge match – simply turn on the NOS. The videos and time slips below are with NOS.
This new 1977 Vega Hatchback has been built for 1/8 mile bracket racing. It has a simple setup with a 427 SBC and weighs in at 2184 lbs. race ready with no driver. This Is A New Bracket Car.
Are you are looking for a new bracket car?
Yesterday some local racers invited us to test at the track. The finish line shows the time of the 1/4 mile pass. We are testing for 1/8 mile. The is the drivers view from the NOS pass.
Same pass, driver lifts at the 1/8 mile.
This is the time slip for the NOS pass. This NEW car has been built for bracket racing 1/8 mile all day long with a 427 SBC.
Below are time slips for the other two runs made Naturally Aspirated.
This New bracket car will bring years of enjoyment and winning to the owner.
Pro Street Vega Specs:
- The car weight is 2150 lbs. (no driver)
- VIN # and Title comes with car
- Glastek fiberglass doors, 4″ cowl hood rear bumper, Fiberglas Unlimited front and S&W 2 x3 frame rails, ladder bar suspension, round tube front half with Strange Engineering Struts with Heavy Duty Brakes
- Narrowed and back braced 9″ Ford housing, 35 Spline Moser Axles Gun-Drilled and Lightened Flange. Center Section has 4:30 Gear Lightened Moser Aluminum Thru-BOLT Case.
- ATI Powerglide Transmission
- NOS Big Shot System
- Ladder bar suspension with QA1 Coilovers
- Anti Roll
- Front fuel system with 4-gallon cell
- Quick Fuel 427 high-output fuel pump
- MSD 7 AL-3 Ignition
- 2″ Stahl pattern side exit headers
- Autometer gauges, tachometer and shift light
- All Lexan Windows
- Single wheel wheelie bar
- Weld Alumaster wheels MT 17.50 x 31 ET Streets, and Moroso DS 2 front runners 26″
- Steel roof and quarters
- Aluminum tin work includes tubs, all removable on DZUS fastners.
- 427 Small Block Chevy
- New DART SHP Block
- New DART Pro 1 Heads
- New Liberty Crank and Rods
- New Mahle 10 to 1 Forged Pistons
- New Roller Camshaft Lift .683
- New Moroso Oil Pan
- New Comp Cams Belt Drive System
- New ATI Balancer
- New Comp Roller Rockers and Dart Stud Girdle
- New Comp Roller Lifters
- New Brodix Intake
- New AED 950 CFM HO Modified Carburetor
- NOS Big Shot Plate System
- 8.50 NHRA Certified
This car got scaled today too, and weighs in at 2150 lbs. (no driver)
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Next step – fire it up!
Final fitting of all the gear. . . seat, belts, steering wheel, shifter, delay box.
Completing all the final hook-up of shift cable, chute cable and handle . . .
We expect the driveshaft soon – from Mark Williams – then we top off the fluids and time to fire it up!
New 1977 Vega Bracket Racer
Everything in this car is brand new.
Includes this ATI Powerglide Transmission. The 427 SBC, DART SHP block, DART PRO1 heads with 2.08 intake value, Liberty crankshaft and connecting rods, Mahle pistons 10-1, solid roller cam . . . and the list goes on and on.
This is a sweet little bracket car… 4/21/18 fresh NHRA cert. 8.50.
This VEGA bracket car is progressing quickly. The Powerglide transmission arrived over the weekend. Saturday was NHRA certification day at Bristol, and the Vega Hatchback received its 8.50 cert. This will be a productive day — install that tranny, and order the driveshaft!
Only a few odds and ends left on this pro street project… like wiring and the ATI powerglide … take a look.
The laundry list for this Vega pro street build includes; S&W 2″ x 3″ Frame Rails with Ladder Bar Suspension, S&W 12-Point Roll Cage, S&W Round Tube Front Half . . .
Put it all together and now we have a NEW car — ready for final assembly and an NHRA 8.50 Certification.
Looking for a NEW drag car?
Inquire today if you are looking for a NEW drag car for this race season!
Rear End Housing Made And Gear Assembled In-House
- Custom Made 9″ Housing, Back Braced and Narrowed
- 35 Spline Gun Drilled and Flange Lightened Moser Axles
- 5/8 Wheel Studs
- Moser Through-Bolt Aluminum Case 3.250 Bearing
- 10 Bolt Moser Pinion Support
- 1350 Moser Yoke
- 4.29 Gear That Has Been Lightened
- Wilwood 4 Piston Disk Brakes
Another Component Completed And Ready To Install . . .
77 VEGA HATCHBACK FOR SALE
This is the chassis and body of our ’77 Vega Hatchback winter project.
If you are looking for a Vega rolling chassis – this one is ready.
Next stop body shop and paint!
The 16.5″ wide tires were all over the quarter panels due to the low ride height. These quarter panels have seen some serious mods — stretched 2″ forward and 4″ to the rear of centerline. What the hell — let’s do quarter extensions!
Once this Vega is finished it will be streetable. You will be able to legally drive it on the road. Take it to the local car show – or out for ice cream. But don’t fool yourself – this Vega is being built for drag racing.
Preparing to start the tubs this next week.
We are trying something different with this spoiler. The trunk opens and the spoiler doesn’t move.
You will notice no funny car cage around the driver. This makes it easier to drive on the street. As is, this car will certify NHRA 8.50.
Front of the engine and fuel system mock up has been finalized and looking good!
Final cockpit mock up in progress. The big question is . . . sheet metal tunnel or no tunnel?
Little more cutting, and rear sheet metal and tubs are next.
Welding on tabs and brackets to mount up all the components necessary to make this vega hatchback a really great bracket car. Since, out of the box parts don’t always fit we modify or make our own.
Now that the Vega is off the chassis table – it’s time to mock-up everything.
Below we installed an S&W ladder bar kit, and a HUGE S&W diagonal link at 1.25 x .095.
Below the back braced 9″ just needs wheelie bar tabs.
Installing brake system lines and residual valves. . .
We installed the brake system under driver seat — keeping it neat.
Just built these 2” primaries with 3 1/2″ slip on collectors.
Headers are side fender exit.
See you in the Spring.
The hatchback vega had final bars and gussets welded in and it’s looking good! Time to come off the jig table and hit the deck. . . Remember, we started building this car with just a roof, quarter panels and tail panel. Getting to this point is huge.
Still a long road to go to make it a racer.
Making progress with the 77 Vega Hatchback project. The rear end housing has been hung on the centerline. . .
Anti roll has been tacked up…
Now . . . add a few gussets to the shock bar, add an X from the main hoop, and do some final – final checks and weld it up.
We use a small banjo 9″ Ford housing on cars with narrow frame rails.
S&W frame rails for a Vega were used – they are designed to fit under the stock floor. As you can see – nothing stock about this Vega.
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The fiberglass was hung on the chassis with care. . .
Doors hung, swinging and latched.
The frontend tree has been built with custom receiver brackets made and applied.
The rear of the front end, lower and upper mounts, and firewall completed in steel.
Seat mounts, master cylinder and the brake pedal are mocked up. The steering column and all electrical have been laid out.
Quarter stretch completed and everything is ready for the body man.
Inside the Stretch
Looking forward to rear end housing and the rest of the rear suspension.
Make this YOUR drag car, and contact us today!
First step, removed the Vega skin from our rust free donor and centered it on the jig table. The ride height was established, next we will start laying in frame rails.
This shows the main hoop, front down bars, dash bar, ear down bars, build perimeter.
This bracket car has a small block with a Powerglide combination and a strut front end.
Seen here — we are going from 2×3 S&W frame rails in back to a round bar front.
We use a small banjo Ford 9″ housing in these small cars.
This is a mild steel car and will certify NHRA 8.50 as a Bracket Racer.
The mid-plate area is very important.
1977 VEGA HATCHBACK FOR SALE
Another rust-free body fresh out of storage — today it met the plasma cutter and we separated the shell from the complete car.
Rough cuts to release from the donor car, still alot more surgical trimming to come.
On to the chassis table, ready to start laying pipe.
If you would like to make this YOUR drag car contact us today!
1977 VEGA HATCHBACK FOR SALE