1972 Vega GT Build

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Re: 1972 Vega Street/Strip Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks all!

jon72vega wrote:Impressive fab work!
Keep the pictures coming! :th:


I gotta give a lot of credit of the fab work to my cousin, he's taught me a lot from this project and it wouldn't be where it's at without him.

CaptainPainn wrote:Great work. Black screen annoys the piss outa me too. Its a problem with internet explorer. Switch to a different web browser and it dont do that.


Thanks. Switched to Google chrome and no more issues with the black screen. :th:

megavega wrote:Your certanly giving it a new lease on life!

keep up the good work. :th:


Thanks, it's come a long way in a short time. Hopefully it will enjoy it's new purpose.

zeke wrote:Holy tons of welding! Should be hard to twist that chassis. Nice work. :th:


Thanks, that's what we're going for. Everything is tied together in some way.
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Re: 1972 Vega Street/Strip Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:03 pm

Some pics of the trunk(before and after) and the parachute mount.
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Re: 1972 Vega Street/Strip Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:04 pm

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Re: 1972 Vega Street/Strip Build

Postby waybad » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:24 pm

I like it :dance: :th:
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Re: 1972 Vega Street/Strip Build

Postby KZVEGA » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:52 am

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Small overdue update. Motor is in, ditching the Don hardy mounts and going to a plate, also swapping the Sanderson's with a set of 1 3/4 Hookers. Fuel cell and battery are in. Purchased a 9" for it too. Hoping to have it running and driving this spring/summer.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:08 pm

Wow
A little bit of a gap in this build updates. Glad you havnt given up on it.
Looking good.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:29 pm

1100kaw2 wrote:Wow
A little bit of a gap in this build updates. Glad you havnt given up on it.
Looking good.


I know right lol. First money was short, then money was coming but no time to work on it. Still no time, just have to make it. Thanks!
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:52 pm

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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:21 pm

Been a while since I posted an update, but have gotten a lot done in between.

Brakes and steering. Went with S10 spindles and power stop front brake kit.

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Front suspension. AJE upper and lower control arms, with MOOG 5626 springs with 2 1/2 coils cut (lowers are shallow pocket design) and Competition Engineering adjustable shocks.

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Rear end, MOSER engineering Fab 9 with third gen Camaro springs, UMI upper and lower control arms and Lakewood 50/50 drag shocks

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Set the car on the ground this past weekend. Couldn't be happier with the ride height.

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Started motor up a few months back.

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B&M trans cooler and Spal electric pusher fan.

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Rhodes Race cars fuel cell in and plumbed.

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Excitement is definitely setting in. Hoping to get to the track a couple times this years.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby RedFiveKBS » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:00 pm

Probably too early to answer but, how do you like the AJE arms? I am pretty sure I'm getting a set for my project.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:39 pm

RedFiveKBS wrote:Probably too early to answer but, how do you like the AJE arms? I am pretty sure I'm getting a set for my project.


As you said it is a little early, but from what I see so far I would recommend then. The ones they are making now are the deep pocket style too. I bought mine just before they had changed to deep pockets. My only complaint would be the about of weld spatter, but that's just me being nit picky.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:05 pm

Pulled it outside today. Been a while since its seen sunlight. Little start up and walk around video.

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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby Monzamouse » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:45 pm

WOW, those are some real nice Rear End Swap Brackets!! Glad they worked out, look good.
Your Engine sounds very healthy and Vega project looks great.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby 6D9 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:30 pm

looks amazing..great build
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
72 Vega GT...4cyl..4 speed..all stock
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Re: 1972 Vega GT Build

Postby KZVEGA » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:19 pm

Monzamouse wrote:WOW, those are some real nice Rear End Swap Brackets!! Glad they worked out, look good.
Your Engine sounds very healthy and Vega project looks great.


Haha only the best for the Vega. Thanks! Coming along pretty good this summer.
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