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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This hard-top convertible Corvette is a radical street car

It ain’t braggin’ if ya back it up! This 1992 corvette has a removable hard top. Once the top is removed it reveals the chrome moly round tube 14-point cage, which is NHRA Certified 8.50. GM Factory This Corvette convertible

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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

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The Hatchback Vega Comes Off The Jig Table

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

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Out and about this morning . . . with the 33 coupe . . .

33 Plymouth 5-window coupe pro street

1933 Plymouth Coupe Pro Street – Browse The Build :

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On The Centerline With The Vega Hatchback

1977 Vega Hatchback

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 all we have to do is . . . add a few gussets

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Sheet Metal Wing

The owner wanted to keep his tires planted at the big end — we told him to try this. The side spill plates were kept minimal. The vehicle originally showed up for a rear window replacement and new decklid due

1977 Vega Hatchback Project Update

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

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High Quality Street and Race Cars For Sale

FOR SALE: 1992 Chevy Corvette Hardtop Convertible Pro Street:  Chrome Moly round tube 14-point cage NHRA Certified 8.50, 427 cu.in BBC, 2-staged NOS Big shot system done off timer, TH400 Transmission, and more. FOR SALE: 1933 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe Pro Street: Car Weight

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A Peek Under The Vega Wagon Drag Car

The Vega Wagon is nearing completion mechanically. Here is a quick look at the underside. The sheetmetal ended up being high in the car so, added bonus, not much hanging down. Wide open underneath. Big Everything:  4 link bars, wheel

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Next car on the jig table is this 1977 Vega Hatchback

First we 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

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Street Outlaws and Grudge Racing

Kai Kelly, Murder Nova and the entire Street Outlaw gang showed up at Bristol Thunder Valley recently. What a hoot. The event was packed. It shows how much people love heads-up racing. Looking for your own competitive Street Outlaw –

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New Build: Vega Hatchback

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

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:

Custom Metal Fabrication

What came first the Tonneau or the Wing? The only way to make this wing work was to have a tonneau cover to direct air to the wing. This tonneau is in two pieces and Dzus fastened — we call

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2250 lbs — the fighting weight of the Vega Wagon

UPDATE: View final car and weight,  August 2018 Car weight =2330 lbs (no driver, race ready) Next stop — the body shop! View all posts from this vega wagon build: Inquire about this Vega Wagon Today:

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Update: Vega Wagon Drag Car

View all posts from this Vega Wagon project Inquire About This Vega Drag Car!

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Under The 33 Plymouth Coupe PD DeLuxe

  1933 Plymouth Coupe Pro Street – Browse The Build :

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Lexan Vega Wagon Windows

Lexan window in vega wagon

When your punch list has lexan windows on it — you know this week is booked! Lots of Lexan windows, should be no problem seeing. Rear hatch … DONE. Now time to fire the 482— can’t wait!

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Wiring The Vega Wagon

We’ve been making great progress finalizing the Vega Wagon build. Below you will notice; relays, timers, hot posts, coils, capacitors, wire, solenoids and MSD boxes. The brakes are plumbed. We like the Racepak. Stainless side exit exhaust … yahoo. Sheet metal almost

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Tubs, Tin And Sheet Metal Fabrication

Finishing up the sheet metal for the Vega Wagon. All of the aluminum panels as well as the aluminum wheel tubs are DZUS fastened for easy service. The floor pans are steel  — and all are welded in. The lower half of rear

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The Vega Wagon Gets Side Exit Headers

2 1/4″ primaries with 4″ merge collectors, 18 gauge 304 stainless steel. . . A few hours . . . and a dozen “J” bends later. . .  Can’t wait to hear them!

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6.0 NHRA Certification

1977 Vega Wagon – entire build step by step:

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Drag car build in the final stages… Look at the stance of this car.

drag racing fun
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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

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Vega Wagon Bodywork By Ray Charles…

Paint by Stevie Wonder… Looking for a Michelangelo to finish…

Getting up to speed on the Vega Wagon build

1977 vega wagon drag car

The Vega is nearing completion!  The body has been removed for the final time after welding in the firewall.  We have flipped the chassis and air panned it. The passenger side could be aluminum, but we made it steel getting ahead of

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Custom Sheet Metal For Drag Car

T2, as we call it, gets new tin after replacing both rear frame rails, and ladder bar crossmember due to rot and rust. All sheet metal has been replaced. Per NHRA rules the driver floor must be steel, but everything else

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