Becoming A Winning Bracket Racer

Bracket racing

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

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The Pro Street Vega Makes A Second Visit To Bristol Dragway

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. This is a NOS pass. The drivers view from the same NOS

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

creative firewall

Bead rollers, brakes and benders are just a few of the metal fabrication tools used to create custom sheet metal work. Sheet metal firewalls and racing tunnels are unique to each vehicle. This is another example of the craftsmanship at

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Nostalgia Funny Car Project

This shell is from a Della Woods funny car. Della Woods was the first female funny car driver to go to the semi finals at an NHRA national event. Della Woods held the record for almost 22 years. The shell

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First NOS Pass With The Vega Hatchback Pro Street

Watch this quick peek at the Vega Wagon

pro street vega for sale

This is a 1977 Vega Wagon Stretched 6″. It has S&W Chrome Moly Tube Chassis and Funny Car Cage, is TIG Welded and NHRA Certified 6.00 Inquire about this 1977 Vega Wagon: View all posts from this 1977 Vega Wagon build:

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Pro Street Vega – quick look around video

pro street vega for sale

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

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The Vega Wagon 482 BBC Comes Alive

Vega Wagon BBC starts up

NHRA 6.0 Certified S&W Chrome Moly Chassis, Tig Welded . .

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The Vega Wagon arrives back from the body shop

Back from the bodyshop

Final assembly begins now.

The Vega Hatchback is back on the ground – browse a few snapshots

A few action shots this morning

This morning I took a few quick photos. Only a few items left to install on this car – then it gets a final clean up and ready for the track. This project car is for sale. Click the photos

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Jim Oddy, his Chevy Beretta and Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Jim Oddy Beretta - first ever pro mod

The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame honored its 2018 inductees earlier this year in Gainesville, Fla., adding Jim Oddy to its roll call of honorees. In honor of this great accolade we would like to share a few photos

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The 427 SBC is ready – we fired it up this morning

427 SBC starting up first time

This car got scaled today too, and weighs in at 2150 lbs. (no driver) Need a NEW Street Outlaw to get on the list? Contact us today!

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Finalizing Another Chevy Vega

At the end of the day

The Vega Wagon has been at the body shop for a week.  It should be coming back next week. Then final assembly begins. This Vega Wagon is certified NHRA 6.0 and ready for the 2018 drag race season. This 1977 Vega

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The Mark Williams driveshaft arrived on Monday – now all components have been added.

New Vega pro street

Next step – fire it up!

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The 77 Vega Pro Street Nears Completion

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 . . . After another killer wire job by Dave, fabricated, installed and

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More Top-Self Parts Added – Not From China.

SBC 427

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 Powerglide has arrived, and the chassis has been certified.

This project 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

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New Deadly Bracket Car For Sale

Only a few odds and ends left on this pro street project…  like wiring and the ATI powerglide … take a look. UPDATE: June 23, 2018 – this car is finished and for sale – click here to view full

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S&W Race Chassis Custom Install

vega hatchback drag car

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

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Final Reassembly Begins Now

vega hatchback ready for final assembly

If you are looking for a NEW drag car for the 2018 season – contact us today.  

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Building Race Headers

race ready headers welded up

First, get a bundle of tubes. Then cut and tack them up. This set of headers are a Side Exit 2″ Stahl Pattern. A side exit header gets the noise and fumes out the side of the car, and away

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Building and Assembling the 77 Vega Hatchback

99 Vega Hatchback Rearend

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

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Vega Chassis Completed

chassis 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! If you are looking for a NEW

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Big Tire . . . Little Car

metal fabrication on this big tire car

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

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Drag Race Door Car – Ready For 2018 Season – For Sale

vega hatchback gets tubs

This Drag Racing Door Car Is For Sale

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More progress on the Pro Street Vega Hatchback

Making tubs for vega hatchback

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

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New 427 SBC gets installed in the Vega Hatchback drag car

427 SBC

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

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This Is How We Do It. . . Chassis And Roll Cage Engineering

roll cage fabrication

This chassis and roll cage example is mild steel. This car will certify for 7.50 ET and live a long life.  The photo below shows the drivers floor bar placement as per SFI Foundation specs for 8.49-7.50 ET This funny

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We Build Custom Cars

Building chassis on the jig table

Just a few chassis fabrication tools we use at the shop. If you work around machinists, architects, builders or other craftsmen, you are probably familiar with these tools. Here at the race shop our goal is to build it right the first

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Adding all the components and making all the parts

more metal fabrication

We’ve been 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. Browse other

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