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Roller For Sale

drag race car for sale

This is a Della Woods Omni body, and sets on a brand new S&W funny car chassis. We added some Good Year rubber — and this nostalgia funny car is looking good!

Nostalgia funny car off the jig table

This nostalgia funny car has a Fab 9″ Ford non floater solid mounted housing, 40 spline, Mark Williams chunk, 4:10, 9 1/2 gear, and Wilwood rear brakes.

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Mark Williams chunk

The puke tank goes through the frame rail.

Nostalgia funny car for sale

Seat, steering, brakes, fuel tank, trans mount, the body functions perfectly. New sheet metal getting closer every day.

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Nostalgia funny car ready for sale

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FOR SALE.

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Funny Car Chassis In Final Weld Process

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chassis fabrication

The chassis had enough weld to be unclamped from the Jig table and flipped over to finish off the TIG welds in those hard to reach places

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The finished chassis all welded up. Time to panel the sides, put up the last tabs and finalize steering.

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Ready for fuel tank — we’ll have to get on that.

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FOR SALE

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Nostalgia Funny Car Project Chassis Fabrication

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We started this project with an S&W chassis kit. We are trying to keep the funny car cage low. A handmade aluminum seat was required. Currently we are just putting up tubing and tacking up making sure it all fits!

 

 

 

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This is an original Nostalgia funny car shell used by Della Woods.

FOR SALE
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Fuel Tanks, Dry Sump Oil Tanks, Custom Metal Fabrication

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Our Oddy Beretta project would not accept the standard oil tank available. . . so we built a custom one. Since the fuel tank has to match the oil tank. . .  we built that too.

Below is the beginning stages of an S&W Nostalgia Funny Car.

Setting up the car and following the blueprint.

We received some valuable tech support from Mike at S&W Race Cars.

Jim Oddy Beretta FOR SALE

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Mocking Up The Vega Hatchback

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.

side exit headers

See you in the Spring.

Vega hatchback bracket car

FOR SALE

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Puzzle Time

Vega Wagon Chassis Painted.

Firewall and body extensions completed  — can’t wait to see assembled.

Dsuz tabs placed and springs applied. Chassis certification will be no problem.

Our S&W stretched chassis comes with manufacture chassis tags.

Time to get to work and empty the table.


Big engine… Little car…

Transmission and converter are here….

Vega wagon rear complete… Giddy up!

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The G-Body Shuffle

GM G body frame issues

The G-body designation was originally used for 1969–1972 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1970–1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo personal luxury coupes.

The term “G-Body Shuffle” became popular in the drag racing community for the vehicle’s side-to-side motion of the rear end after taking off from the starting line. This was due to the car’s triangulated four-link rear end suspension, which caused uneven torque to the rear wheels under strenuous driving.

The photo above is an overview of this Malibu drag car after plates have been installed inside and outside of original frame. In addition, chrome moly tubing was welded side-to-side. Notice the torque box tied to tubing placed on the rear frame rails.

Below shows the frame rail fillers on narrowed frame rails to allow a bigger tire.

This drag racing Malibu had been doing the G-body shuffle for years and was breaking in half. Frame rails were cracked and had been patched numerous times.

To help tie things together — we bent up one more bar in the shape of the front of the torque box. Trailing arms go right back in and no suspension bind.

Like NEW and now ready for lots of horsepower.

This plate-up and bar-up tightens the rear of this G-body style drag car. This Malibu is going feel different off the starting line.  Doing what we can to combat the G-body shuffle.

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Tranny Tunnel Vision

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This project showed up missing the trans tunnel cover but had the Dzus tabs mounted.

Double frame rails were high in the car so overall tunnel height was kept to a minimum so carbon fiber dash can be attached and removed easily.

Tunnel sheetmetal is fastened together with aircraft type smash rivets. Still needs a few more Dzus fasteners before final-final.

Plastic pulled and Dzus is applied, dash shows hole were old intercooler pipe once lived.

NEXT.

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TIG Welding Chrome Moly Chassis

The vega wagon S&W chrome moly chassis came off the jig table for the final TIG weld up.

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Currently we are putting all the parts back into the chassis for final tabs and electrical placement etc.

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The wagon skin is shown below. We have been doing final trimming of excess sheetmetal and grinding and detailing of the inside of body and primer applied. Plus we made the front mounts for the Glasstek 6″ stretched fiberglass front end.

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Next we will make the fuel cell mount, NOS bottle mount, fire system bottle holder etc.

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The final chassis weld up is looking good.

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Below shows the battery box is in. Now we simply need to setup the master shut-off switch mount and put the body back on.

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1936 Plymouth Coupe Suspension And Chassis Tuning

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We are in the final stages of this “daily driver” build.

Currently we are trying to find a body shop to bondo up the 80 year old sheet metal.  We have already taken it down to bare metal and applied primer to simply prevent further rusting.

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As seen in the photo below, the front suspension is sporting a special front brake kit. It’s not easy to find — but it allows the wheels to turn left and right without scrubbing the front fenders.

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Below photo shows the inside of the firewall. As you can see we still have a few holes to seal up — but that is what final assembly before paint is all about.

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The front floor section and tunnel is continuous welded – as seen in below photo.

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Below shows the rear floor and sealed off bulkhead from the trunk.

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The trunk floor section on the right is removable via DZUS fasteners. The raised floor is for the panhard bar upper mount — we want the car low.

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Below shows the rear end — a FORD 9″ on coilover shocks with street rod 4-link suspension and disk brakes.

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This Street Rod is going to be a great daily driver  — and the coolest car in the parking lot!

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Plymouth Coupe Sheet Metal Fabrication

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The ’36 Coupe sheet metal fab work is nearing completion.

Time to tackle the dreaded . . . hole in the roof.

1936 Plymouth Coupe Metal Fabrication

We had to cut the hole in the roof even larger to clean-up the edges and make it straight. We took some new 20 gauge steel and put it on the template, added an extra half-inch for the step around edges, and now it has a flush fit.

Plymouth Coupe Sheet Metal Roof

The roof panel needed support so we bent up some half-inch Chrome Molly tubing. We shaped the tubing into place, welded tabs onto the body so that the tubing had a landing pad for the roof frame to be attached.

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That wasn’t so bad. . .

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This 1936 Plymouth Coupe is going to be one COOL Hot Rod!

1936 Plymouth Coupe Build

The boys in the shop have been chipping away at the ’36 Coupe project – mostly doing the stuff no one will ever see.

Once we install the carpet and door panels we built, no one will see the steel sheet metal floor and firewall, and reworked body mounts or any electric system.

Time to do the final inspection on the frame then paint, and the same on body underside. Once the body gets mounted to the frame there is no going back.

The 36 Coupe project is going well

The 36 Coupe Get's Frame Painted

The 36 Plymouth Coupe For Sale

The 36 Coupe Get's Frame Painted

The 36 Plymouth Coupe is looking good

Metal fabrication, chassis building, creating unique suspension parts – this is what we do on a regular basis.

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The 1936 Plymouth Coupe Dashboard

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This 1936 Plymouth Coupe originally came with just a round cluster in the center of the dash. Luckily the car came with extra parts – one which was a deluxe factory dash – so we opted for that.
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We built the gauge clusters panels to fit and match the original style. The original gauges where square – but these look great and work within the budget. A clock, cigarette lighter, two ashtrays (one for driver and one for passenger) – this is going to be a neat car. We still have more work to do and it will look cool once we are finished.

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Sheet Metal Fabricators

These are floor pans. These sheet metal floor pans are not from a parts store. They are custom made for our 1936 Plymouth Coupe project.

High Quality Sheet Metal Panels

Sheet metal and body panels are the usual issue with classic cars that are 80 years old. These new floor pans are 20-gauge steel, cold roll (stronger, made with pressure not heat).
Removable sheet metal transmission tunnel
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sheet metal floor pans
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This Plymouth Coupe Will Be A Daily Driver

This 1936 Plymouth Coupe is our restoration project.  You may see this car showing up in the local Ingles Supermarket parking lot come Spring.

The below photo show the additional bars added to the back — to ensure no problems hauling those heavy coolers of refreshments to the car show.

Strenghten the back seat area

FOR SALE

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We Built Zoomies And Custom Headers For The Coup

Zoomie Custom Headers

Below are the custom exhaust headers we built for the 33 Plymouth Coupe. We just got them back from Cerakote Coating, plus we found a local stainless steel and aluminum polisher that dipped these Edelbrock Competition Merge Collectors . . . and they look amazing!

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Custom Headers and Collectors

So then we got some zoomie pipe from Smiley’s Custom Headers and found some flanges on the shelf . . .  and we created these custom zoomie headers. Usually zoomies on naturally aspirated engines don’t sound good – but this custom set sounds awesome.

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FOR SALE

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Bringing back the oldies with metal fabrication

At 79 years old this 5-window coupe needed some “reconstructive surgery” when we first brought it to the shop. Like any good plastic surgeon we followed the natural flow of the curves — to avoid that un-natural forced look.

This big booty is from our next project a 1936 Plymouth 5-window Coupe.

First we repaired the rear roll pan and widened the rear fenders 2″. We filled tailight holes,  and widen the running boards 2″ at rear only – to match fenders.

Restoring this 1936 Plymouth CoupeKeeping it Real

Below is the driver side lower door skins, lower rear front quarter panel as well as the rocker were replaced  — to keep it all steel.

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The inside driver side sheet metal panels had to be stepped.

The inner door frame (the door skin pinches over) was swiss cheese so it had to be rebuilt. It’s shape is a double compound curve, achieved by stretching and bending.

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The ’36 Plymouth has some great natural curves – like these huge wheel wells.

A custom narrowed Ford 9″ rear with disk brake on coilovers, with 355 gear and Posi and Moser 31-spline axles. . . adds durability.

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Below shows the front disk brakes, tubular control arms and coilover front suspension.

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The passenger side received the same treatment as driver side

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The passenger side inside inner-door frame also had to be rebuilt. The inner rocker boxes were OK on both sides.

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Now on to the floors.

FOR SALE

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1933 Plymouth Coupe in final stages of production

one of a kind plymouth coupe

A sneak peak of the Coupe as we start to put the car back together.

This custom 1933 Plymouth 5-window Coupe is not chopped. The body has been channeled 6″ over a Chris Alston double frame rail, round tube, mild steel custom chassis. NHRA Certified.

Would you believe 900HP

This is an ALL STEEL Pro Street car. See those BIG tires below, they are 28 x 14.5 x 15 Hoosier Quick Time Pro’s.  BUT wait there’s more . . . this custom Coupe can take a tire 9″ bigger! Giddy-up!

Coupe tire size can increase by 9 inches
Step-by-step this project is coming together.

This is a custom one of a kind pro street car

FOR SALE

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Custom Fabrication, Mig and Tig Welding

wheelie bar fabrication

All good chassis fabricators knows that making each element look good and fit within the parameters of the project can be challenging.

When making any type of custom car parts we search of the optimum setup.

We recently made these wheelie bars for our ’33 Plymouth.  We considered the wheel base, power, tire size and transmission choice for the proper length and height of the wheelie bars. An added challenge with this project is very tight quarters to work within.

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custom wheelie bars

wheelie bars

 

These highly engineered wheelie bars look good – and should perform the same. We hope to bring the ’33 Plymouth to the Bristol TN Super Chevy Show in September.

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Making custom door hinges for the 36 Coupe

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The forward exposed door hinge on the this 1936 Plymouth is not a good design, and nobody sells a door hinge kit for this car. But the car still needs two doors that operate correctly. This photo shows the completed upper door hinge we made — that should last forever.
Door hinges made for the 36 Coupe

Plenty of machining time was needed to build these inside upper door hinges. We also had to cut out the nut plate inside the door post because plates were stripped out.
Door hinges made for the 36 Coupe

Driver side bolted up, the hinge pivot points TIG welded, and now the driver door is swinging free and latches up tight.
Door hinges made for the 36 Coupe
DONE. . . driver and passenger hinges built and doors mounted.
Door hinges made for the 36 Coupe

Just another day . . .  doing the impossible. . .  for the unknowing.

Now on to the next project on the list, for our 1936 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe.

FOR SALE

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Metal fabrication, math and creative visualization

Metal Fabrication and the creative vision

Anyone restoring a 1936 Plymouth Coupe can buy a fiberglass fender online. For this coupe that would not be the case. We are lucky enough to have a decent looking metal fender to start with.  We are keeping the steel fenders and widening them.

This car will run a 275/60-15 tire that will be perfect for this street hot rod.  This tire has a wide profile that will give this ’36 coupe that race ready look — yet it is a DOT tire.

1936 Plymouth Coupe metal fabrication

This car is nearly 80 years old and has been stored for many years inside a storage unit, on a concrete floor. Many classics are not that fortunate. This will help keep the project moving along and within budget.

Hey kids. . . Math is important!

1936 Plymouth Coupe getting a stretch job

FOR SALE

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36 Coupe Chassis and Suspension

plymouth coupe

We started this 1936 Plymouth 5-window coupe project about 2 weeks ago.

We found ourselves asking . . .What are we going to do with this 36 coupe project?

How about make it into a bad ass hot rod. . .  OK.
1936 Plymouth Coupe

Here we are applying the front end parts. Notice the custom fabrication on the engine mounts.

1936 Plymouth Coupe

Placing engine on center line, we Mig welded in the front cross member.

1936 Plymouth Coupe

As seen below, the engine and transmission fit well with the tubular arms and coil-over front shocks. This should be a smooth running street rod.

1936 Plymouth Coupe

Below we are making sure the steering shaft will be accessible thru the engine mount base. It looks like the power steering rack should be a breeze.

1936 Plymouth Coupe

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The 33 Coupe Metal Fabrication and Design

wiring the pro street

The final “hit list” on this 33 Coupe is getting smaller every week.

We started this 1933 Plymouth Coupe project 5 months ago — and with steady progress — we are nearing closure. This has been a great project for the iCanFab shop with lots of metal fabrication and welding!

In the photo below, you can see the sheet metal fabrication on the firewall is finished. Around the front window the tabs have been welded for the Lexan® front windshield we will be making.
iCanFab 1933 Plymouth Coupe
This car’s suspension is very important. This Coupe will be a street car, yet at the track will be built to handle 1200 HP. Below photo we test fit front end with shocks.
1933 Coupe project designed by iCanFab
The 33 Plymouth Coupe has this great grill, but the cooling fan we need is to big and heavy to simply zip tie to the radiator core. So we had to be creative and fabricate a mount system that became part of the grill shell.

1933 Plymouth Coupe

The photo below shows lots of overall progress with the wiring; including placing of the brake system, wiring the entire car, engine, Nitrous Oxide System, vehicle lights and accessories.

1933 Coupe getting ready for Thunder Valley

The below photo shows the final sealing up of the firewall and behind dash is complete. Plus we just finished welding this mount we fabricated to hold the Racepak Digital Dash data system.

1933 Coupe metal fabrication

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New restoration project arrived last night

plymouth coupe restoration project

Monday we hauled this 36 coupe back from Florida. If you have ever driven I-95, usually – it’s not the “thumbs-up” gesture you see on the roadway. But this trip was a hoot. Seeing all those fellow drivers who appreciate this type of classic was great. Needless to say, we look forward to starting this all-steel 5-window 1936 Plymouth Coupe project.

FOR SALE

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In the final stages of this 1933 Plymouth Coupe build

metal fabrication

We are in the final stages of mocking up the car, modifying suicide hidden door hinges, attaching grill shell mounts, radiator mounts, and stretching the hood to fit.
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Below shows the trans tunnel and drive shaft tunnel are in. We had to split front drive shaft loop to make the drive shaft tunnel removable and serviceable. When this car is done – it will be a breeze to maintain.

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New door hinges helped to smooth up the body lines with the suicide doors. It was a must to remove the original door hinges, which were external and hung outside this car body. The new hinges have been installed, checked and welded in. Strikers and locks will final final the doors.

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Metal Fabrication And The Creative Vision

pro street chassis suspension

There are many factors to consider when building a hot rod or any street car by yourself. First of all, do you have the skills required to build your own car? Secondly, do you have all the tools you will need to finish the project? If you answered no to either question – you can buy this one complete in a few months.

Custom fabrication on 1933 Plymouth Coupe

In the photo below, we are sizing up for wheel tubs and cleaning up and trimming off excessive sheet metal, plus finishing up the anti-roll system.

Lots of metal fabrication, welding and planning go into each project

These cars usually have the tires outside the body, and that would be a skinny tire.

This ’33 will have big block power and will need a bigger tire. To put on a bigger tire, we opened the quarter panel four inches. We sectioned up the old fender and re-attached it to the quarter panel. Then we filled in the blank spaces with hand formed sheet metal. The rear section of the fender was shortened and moved up, as seen in the below photo.

Lots of metal fabrication, welding and planning go into each project

The goal is a balance of  style and comfort.

Door bars and seat mounts make the interior of this ’33 Coupe small, as seen in the photo below. Since we had an aluminum seat laying around the shop we decided to take out the Sharpie pen to design a custom template for a bomber seat that would better fit the interior, and accommodate a larger driver.

Lots of metal fabrication, welding and planning go into each project

Once we created the drivers seat to our liking – we made the passenger seat from the driver seat as our template.

Lots of metal fabrication, welding and planning go into each project

Flat level and square to centerline.

The below photo shows final on anti-roll bar, 4-link bars, shock mounts and final on wishbone.

rear fabrication

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Chassis and suspension design for high performance

engine placement

This 1933 Plymouth Coupe project will be a multipurpose Hot Rod once complete.

The project photos below document the chassis and suspension fabrication. When finished this Coupe will be a street car.  You will be able to drive this car on the street. Plus when you feel like it . . . you can drive the car to the race track and make a few passes if you feel the need!

Engine placement is critical. Weight, balance, and the center of gravity  — these are all important factors to consider.

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The photo below shows the Floor X and drive shaft loops.

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The photo below shows us sizing up a tire.

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The photo below shows — we have room for Zomie exhaust.

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Bracing is important also making it NHRA legal, as seen in the below photos.

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Almost done adding tubing, just a few more pieces. See kids math does matter! Pay attention in school and you too can become a mechanic, fabricator and all-around Hot Rodder!

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A first look at the 1933 Coupe front end

suspension and chassis fabrication

The Nostalgia Chassis shipment finally arrived.

The chassis kit arrived in a few big boxes and included a pair of front frame rails; a pair of rear frame rails; bent 1-5/8″ round main hoop crossmember; upper and lower A-arm mounts; tubular Pinto rack-and-pinion crossmember and mounts; complete roll cage assembly; rear coil-over upper shock mount with tabs and hardware and one engine mount loop.

As seen here we are checking the wheel base. Upper control arms are not laying on frame rail to the shops liking with the seven degree of caster. . . so we will stretch. Wheelbase to be determined later.

Nostalgia Chassis is being built for this coupe

As seen below — adjustments have been made — and we keep moving forward with the project. Efficiency is very important when trying to build a project on time, and within a budget.

Nostalgia Chassis is being built for this coupe

Don’t fool yourself — planning is important — but being a professional machinist and fabricator is the most critical.  These are all important stages of the chassis build and proper decisions and implementation need to be made — with confidence.

Nostalgia Chassis is being built for this coupe

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Fabricating precision tools and parts out of metal.

Metal Fabrication

Cutting, bending and welding — it’s all good!

Everything in a custom street car needs fabrication – off the shelf parts just won’t do. Properly building a chassis and suspension, the headers, the roll cage – it all takes planning – and precise machining and welding.

Now that this JIG table is ready — Bring on our 33 Plymouth Coupe!

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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 this car. You can see here the hatch back is removable – PLUS so is the tranny tunnel and all the center floor to the rear bulkhead.

Finishing another successful custom street car build

Now just one more shipment – waiting on the front grill parts. Looking forward to a fun weekend at Bristol Dragway the Super Chevy Show.

Finishing another successful custom street car build

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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 the status. Everything is coming together – but it’s crunch time – and we are awaiting final parts to arrive. I just talked to our Canadian connection and hope our few hard to locate parts – like the grill valance – will arrive before Friday.  Here are a few photos I took this afternoon in the shop.

Super Chevy is this weekend and the shop is getting ready

Super Chevy is this weekend and the shop is getting ready

All the sheet metal work, custom metal fittings and chassis fabrication are all done right here in our shop.

Super Chevy is this weekend and the shop is getting ready

Super Chevy is this weekend and the shop is getting ready

This is a 350 SBC and it looks HUGE in this car. Look how those custom exhaust headers fit so nicely and look so cool!