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48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 4:54 pm

Some photos from our latest project. Jason and Dave.
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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 4:59 pm

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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 5:06 pm

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Postby 72vega5.3 » Sun May 30, 2010 5:06 pm

Nice job :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 5:13 pm

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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 5:21 pm

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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 5:29 pm

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Postby monzajer » Sun May 30, 2010 6:50 pm

Very, VERY nice work!!! :th:

Keep the pics comin'!

cheers jer :mrgreen:
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Postby TERROR » Sun May 30, 2010 7:37 pm

looks badass, nice work. what control arms are those??
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 10:45 pm

The control arms are custom made with universal Energy Suspension bushings with rod ends and inserts we purchased off of the internet. Thank you for the positive feedback. :D Dave and Jason.
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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 10:51 pm

:bang:
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Postby 48 Fiat » Sun May 30, 2010 10:56 pm

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AutoCAD Rendering of the left side motor mount.
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Postby Sirshredalot » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:24 am

Did you make the mounts to set the engine back? Nice welds too...makes me want a TIG.
Did you make that torque arm?

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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby 48 Fiat » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:21 pm

When we bought the Vega it already had a V8 and Turbo 350 installed. We didnt realize that it had turbo 350 from a pickup and the engine and trans was moved forward about and inch and a half because the length of the drive shaft that was used. Yes, the motor mounts where made to move the engine back and we will have to shorten the existing driveshaft. I just finished my second year of welding school, the motor mounts, torque arm, and rear lower control arms where some of my projects. Thanks for your interest feel free to ask any questions. Thanks Jason.
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