48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

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

Postby chevyart » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:08 pm

HARRY THANKS FOR THE TIP. JUST SAW THE POST TODAY(JUN 25) DONT THINK I WILL need TO DO THAT, BUT I WILL KEEP THAT IDEA in mind. GOING TO USE A 1 INCH EXTENSION ON THE 2 FITTINGS TO CLEAR THE OTHERS. HOPE IT WILL WORK... ART
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:56 pm

Hi guys,
Unfortunately, we would be making those with equipment through my Dad's employer, and we are only allowed to use it for personal projects. However, I would be happy to PM the DWG to anyone. If you have access to a CNC plasma table you can use that to drawing to make a CNC program. Let me know :D
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:29 am

Whats up H-body?! Its been a little while, but we're back in action!! :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 am

Outside shot of the front wheel well.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Happy Build Season Friends!!

48 Fiat (my Dad) and I decided to go a different direction with our Vega project. We recently bought some full-length Alston Racing frame rails through JEGS. Instead of using the stock front suspension we’re going to use leaf springs with suspension sliders and a drop-tube front axle along with a fiberglass front clip.

We contacted JEGS today to check the status on the frame rails. The original estimated ship date passed, but they’re still in production and are estimated to ship on Friday the 13th. The photos below are a little bit older, but I have some recent pictures of some progress we've made that Ill post soon.

~We’d love to hear from you! If you have any thoughts or tips please comment below!~
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Shot of the firewall with the flange cut out.
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Cleaned up and ready for a patch panel.
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Making the panel template.
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More of the patch panel template.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 pm

More photos of the firewall patch panel.
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More of the panel.
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About ready to start welding.
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About ready to start welding.
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Started the tack welding.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Recent progress.
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Mock-up of the engine position before the front sub-frame is removed.
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Prep before the cutting the sub-frame.
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Front sub-frame removed.
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Body centerline
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 am

We started cleaning up this donor door for the passenger side while the frame rails were being made.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:46 pm

More photos. These aren't in order, but it's all recent work.
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PS Glass before..
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Done!
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:03 pm

The frame rails showed up! A full sized semi truck and trailer came to deliver the kit!!
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Vega frame rails!! :D
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Art Morrison drive line loop. The sales rep said these are VERY popular. Either I'm a sucker or we're on to something here..? Guess we'll find out.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby Smiley » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:32 pm

At this point you could do a stretched glass front end and longer wheelbase.
Looks good !
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:34 pm

Thanks, Smiley!

We're definitely going to go with a fiberglass front end! I think we're going to stick with the 97in wheel base or something close if possible.

We used an engine stand to make a rotisserie to move the body around.
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Vega Rotisserie with an engine stand.
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Vega Rotisserie view from the trunk.
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Vega Rotisserie view from the bumper side.
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Vega Rotisserie view from the bumper side.
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Vega Rotisserie view from the bumper side.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:04 am

Getting ready for frame and wheel tubs!!!
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Cutting out the spare tire cover supports.
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Layout for cutting the trunk floor.
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Before the layout to cut the floor out.
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The layout is just about finished.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:11 am

We rented a plasma cutter, and got the floor cut out.
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Cutting the floor out.
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My dad hooking up the ground for the plasma cutter.
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Cutting the floor out.
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My dog helping me clean up.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 am

Progress on the tail light panel.
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