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23 hours ago, 71Rustang said:

Hello,thanks for the compliment. Yes,the car is going vintage racing. I'm building for group 6 A/P, which is lots of big block cars, Camaros,Vettes,Cobras, that sort of stuff. My car is being built as a early 70s factory Trans Am Mustang, but with a Boss 429. I do also have most of the parts to build a Boss 302 engine which could easily be swapped in for the Trans Am class. They are still limited to 305 cid. 

That is AWESOME!!

Reading about your build stirred some pleasant memories from the Laguna Seca racetrack many years ago. I got to see the Penske-Donahue Camaros. I met a guy who had the "best" job in the world (I thought at the time); he maintained and prepped vintage Trans Am Camaros (don't recall how many 2 or 3 maybe) for a guy that travelled the vintage race circuit. He always travelled ahead and had the cars ready for when his boss the driver showed up. His boss owned a big company which he was considered an employee of and received a salary, medical/dental and retirement. 

Sorry for the thread derail. Vintage Trans Am racing is the best racing. Wish I had the time, money and skills to be involved. If you ever make it out west to run your Mustang I'll volunteer for pit crew duty. I can turn a wrench.

Brett

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Hello,it only took 4 weeks  to install the radiator,but at least it's done. I made the mounts using the KK blue prints for 69/70,and modified it for a 71.The radiator is a high as I could get it. The

A few of my related archived pics. I have more but would need to look harder to locate.  :)  That #25 car is the Tope car when owned and raced by Bill Maier, owner of a very well-known 'repopper' Shel

Greetings.......These are the over rider traction bar mounts for the chassis and the axle.I made them out of 1/8'' and patterned them from a Shelby team car.They tie into the chassis at the rear torqu

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That is some real nice fab work. It's fun to watch your progress. 

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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I'm really glad that people like what I am doing. It's just me in a small workshop striving to put out the best possible end product.I really am trying very hard to have an end product that looks like Kar Kraft built it.That being said I have bushings.Rear sway bar bushings that you can't buy.I have a friend that is a machinist and works on turn of the century gas engines.I asked him if would like to make the bushings.So a week later I have nylon bushings for a 5/8 rear sway bar.

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Pretty sweet! That's a real well laid out rear suspension. It's gonna be difficult to route the tailpipes though! LOL!!    :rofl:

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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12 hours ago, droptop73 said:

Pretty sweet! That's a real well laid out rear suspension. It's gonna be difficult to route the tailpipes though! LOL!!    :rofl:

What tail pipes?????...........................................or mufflers???

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Some of the vintage Trans Am do have deducible limits on the cars. I have no idea where you intend to run but keep that in mind. Check to see if there are limits.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Hi again,upon the completion of another task I have some pictures. I have C-notched the frame over the axle.This car is going to be rather low and I do not want metal objects hitting other metal objects. I took inspiration from a 70 Bud Moore Mustang. I raised the frame height by 1 inch. Then the recess on the bottom is for traction bar mount clearance on the axle.That adds another 3/4 inch in height.And it is 1 inch deep.All the brackets and parts are made from 1/8 inch and all have a curve in them for added strength.When I raised the frame it left the shock crossmember hanging down 3/4 of an inch so I pie cut and sectioned the ends so it fit back up to the frame.

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Awesome (lot of) work, awesome welds, beautiful :thumb:

Tim

 

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8 hours ago, timachone said:

Awesome (lot of) work, awesome welds, beautiful :thumb:

Thank you.About half way through any of these modifications I'm like ,why did I do this? Than at the end your like,oh..........That's why.

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Be honest and simply say you're addicted to argon gas! :D

Sniffing that gas myself at times a little, I must say you've done some impressive work here!!
That car will not twist easy for sure!!

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73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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