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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby avewhtboy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 am

Looks great did I miss where you posted what size tires you have front and rear?
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby waybad » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:03 pm

That sure looks pretty!!!! it's going to be so cool when finished!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby LSnotchback » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:31 pm

Anything new on this?
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:24 pm

LSnotchback wrote:Anything new on this?

not as far as work completed..lol, I bought alot of stuff to finish it, all sitting in front of it in boxes waiting to be installed. Like the ceramic clutch, braided brake lines, master cylinder, lots and lots of hardware, billet window cranks, a bunch of stuff. Just have to get time to put it on, I know... this things been moving at the pace of a slug on a 80 degree day...lol :D
1972 hatchback, 28,000 orig miles, 427BBC/twin T4 turbo's/T56 six speed/big wheels, lowered down pro touring style-work in progress....

1973 vega wagon-under the blue flame knife.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Fri May 18, 2018 12:42 pm

ok......finally, its on the lift again, working on trans crossmember, and then finish welding rearend brackets on coil over conversion. While there, do a little bit of painting then onto headers to finish up the fab work. pics to follow soon.
1972 hatchback, 28,000 orig miles, 427BBC/twin T4 turbo's/T56 six speed/big wheels, lowered down pro touring style-work in progress....

1973 vega wagon-under the blue flame knife.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Fri May 18, 2018 10:23 pm

ok, so I whipped up the tranny crossmember and installed it today, that's off the list. I started with some small rectangle mild steel tubing, drilled and tapped the top of it so the front seat track bolts will install thru floor into top of it. I then drilled (3) 1/2" holes in the floor and plug welded the floor to the tubing top, then welded it to the rocker panel pinch seams underneath on each end.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Fri May 18, 2018 10:26 pm

heres the removeable center section, used box tubing with tube sleeves for bolts to go thru. Welded the nuts so I don't have to hold a wrench on them to remove. Made the round notchs on the Bridgeport, made quick work of that job!
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Fri May 18, 2018 10:28 pm

here it is all installed, now to next item on list
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby waybad » Sat May 19, 2018 10:38 am

excellent idea!!!!! keep them coming!!
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby T-FATTY » Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 pm

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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Sun May 27, 2018 11:52 pm

got everything painted and ready for final install in the rear, did the entire underside of car in truck bedliner, comes out very nice. Then moved to the 4 link and drilled out the mounts on car chassis and rear axle to accept new grade 8, 1/2 " bolts and locking nuts. Changed the rear coil over springs to 150 pound units as the 100lb ones were a bit past halfway on the adjusters so they were a bit too light. I also have a set of 175lb if these prove to be too soft after full tank of fuel is added on. Rearend got final painted and just needs to have the backlash set from changing out the center section to a newer unit (28 spline) from a trans am and new girdle cover installed. I will snap a couple pics of everything installed, nice to be done with it and move on to finish drivetrain to get this going.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:56 pm

I finished up the rear end and also used floor insulation(like dynamat) up to the e- brake as the rear of car is now finished, ready for cleaning and carpet installed,back seat returned to car.
So, today I worked on perm. mounting the intercoolers and made a inner fender brace to support fender and to double as a mount for the intercooler piping. Used small angle iron and welded nuts to bottom side for fender bolts, had to bend it slight radius to it to match the fender, was simple to do. Also made a sheetmetal air foil to aim the air coming in from turn signal hole in lower valance to intercooler. Notched the plastic fender mud guard for intercooler pipe to pass thru.
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1973 vega wagon-under the blue flame knife.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby Kenova » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:25 am

Is the Vega sitting at ride height? I couldn't help but notice the drywall square sitting against it.
What is the story on the Chevy II in the background?
Gotta love pictures. :lol:

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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby megavega » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:49 am

Kenova wrote:Is the Vega sitting at ride height? I couldn't help but notice the drywall square sitting against it.
What is the story on the Chevy II in the background?
Gotta love pictures. :lol:

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yes, vega is at ride height.....thats the roof limbo stick! even I can wax the roof easily :D ...lol

the 66 chevy II in the background is my distraction from getting the green car done, along with, putting a tube chassis in my 73 vega wagon :bang: . I have 3 goin at once, which is the reason its taking forever. chevy II has a 67 front sheetmetal on it, 871 blown small block(414 cu in) in it, tube frame front end with mustang 2 suspension, 17 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels, mini tubbed in rear. Wife is gonna drive that one since its a turbo 400 automatic.
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Re: 1972 Vega Pro Touring Project

Postby Kenova » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm

I have two on the go myself, and you're right. It ain't easy. :bang:

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