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1933 Plymouth Chassis Engineering

drag car chassis fabrication

Today the skeleton of this 33 Coupe was unleashed. Before taking the car off the jig – we finished up the welds – and to do that we had to remove the body.

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As seen here we had to flip the chassis to finish all the welds on the other side. This is a custom chassis engineering project.

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Custom Street Car Builder in Northeast Tennessee

Below was the day we started this project (4 months ago) and put what we had on the jig table.

Getting ready for our next project

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Chassis and suspension design for high performance

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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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Getting ready for Super Chevy at Bristol Dragway

We are working hard to get this 72 chevy vega ready for the event.

getting this 72 chevy vega ready for Super Chevy at Bristol Dragway
The entire chassis is painted and they are starting to put the car back together.

Getting ready for Super Chevy at Bristol Dragway
We are still awaiting parts – so keep your fingers crossed we can make it all come together before the Super Chevy show September 26 – 28, 2014 that’s Friday-Sunday

This vega has come a long way - in short time.

 

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Chassis fabrication project is quickly progressing

The formula for successful chassis fabrication includes proper project management.

1972 CHEVY VEGA UPDATE: The photo below shows the RCI 5-gallon fuel cell has been placed against a rear bulkhead surrounded by 3/4-inch tubing.
iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

Below shows the Aerospace drag race break kit

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The FORD 9″ center chunk Aluminum Daytona support and a 1350 U/Joint size.

9 inch rear

4.56 rear end gears

9 inch rear end gears

The below photo shows the chassis and suspension roof bar that was added. This car will handle 1200 horsepower once finished this additional bar was added for strength.

Vega project

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

Having the proper metal fabrication tools are very important when building a chassis and suspension like this. We need to get each stage of the project done within an specific time range if we are going to stay on schedule and within budget so we can sell this car for a reasonable price.

Below you will see tubing outriggers from frame rails to main hoop base.

We modified both left and right sides of our S & W full 2×3 frame.

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Below additional sill bar has been added for NHRA compliance.

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

S & W Race Cars full 2×3 frame

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

The below photos show the floor X and drive shaft loops. We added the X in the floor base for additional safety.

Chevy Vega project

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These photos show the S & W Race Cars full 2×3 frame and S & W ladder bars front crossmember with brackets

Vega project

Vega project

Below shows the right front motor plate mount. This drag car will be perfect for engine swaps.  Once finished this radial tire car will be able to handle up to 1200 HP.

Vega project

Below shows the steel dummy block in place.

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

A doghouse was made since this engine was set back over 4″

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer

It looks like this Vega is ready for a firewall.

iCanFab builds Chevy Vega racer