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

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:08 pm
by chevyart
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

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:56 pm
by V8VEGA*71
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

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:29 am
by V8VEGA*71
Whats up H-body?! Its been a little while, but we're back in action!! :th:

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

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 am
by V8VEGA*71
Outside shot of the front wheel well.

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:52 pm
by V8VEGA*71
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!~

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 pm
by V8VEGA*71
More photos of the firewall patch panel.

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:34 pm
by V8VEGA*71
Recent progress.

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 am
by V8VEGA*71
We started cleaning up this donor door for the passenger side while the frame rails were being made.

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:46 pm
by V8VEGA*71
More photos. These aren't in order, but it's all recent work.

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

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:03 pm
by V8VEGA*71
The frame rails showed up! A full sized semi truck and trailer came to deliver the kit!!

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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:32 pm
by Smiley
At this point you could do a stretched glass front end and longer wheelbase.
Looks good !

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:34 pm
by V8VEGA*71
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:04 am
by V8VEGA*71
Getting ready for frame and wheel tubs!!!

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

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:11 am
by V8VEGA*71
We rented a plasma cutter, and got the floor cut out.