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my 72 gt project

Postby blownvega1 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:38 pm

been a member for a while thought i would share a few pic's of my vega was trying to have it ready for the monzaque but for sure next year
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decided to rebuild and make it lighter/ faster
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getting closer
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engine is a motown 400 with twin turbo and fast fuel injection
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby waybad » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:09 pm

WOW,,, what a transformation :shock:

what made you go turbo? did you do the chassis yourself? was it a kit? we need more build picts!!!!!!
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Re: my 72 gt project

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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby blownvega1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:19 pm

A local guy here builds race cars and had the patterns for a vega so i had him bend up the tubes and i built it ,it had got into the high 9's so it needed more cage anyway then I got carried away and went turbo /injected it will still be a street strip car .it is the car on youtube,more pics to come
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby Zanie » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:39 pm

Wow, was cool....... is gonna be cooler!
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby blownvega1 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:24 pm

here are some more pictures of my vega I am planning on painting it next week or so
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I decided to get a little custom and I skinned the hatch cut out the frame work and weld it up
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body work finished and I'll use the rest of the hatch to make a lid
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now I am going to make a spoiler
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some fibre glass strips and mat and then I'll start to trim it
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and the spoiler is done
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby waybad » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:18 pm

love the trunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby jon72vega » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:20 pm

waybad wrote:love the trunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby NVEGAR8D » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:34 pm

Hi,
That is a SERIOUSLY COOL look! :th:
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby CaptainPainn » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:41 pm

Sweet idea. Looks Great!
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby Wizeguyrc » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:13 pm

Very nice fab work. Can't wait to see this one finished. :th:
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby 1100kaw2 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:32 pm

LIKE THE HATCH MOD.
I would guess that will strengthen it up a bit as well. Kinda like a notchback. Is it gonna be lift off lid?


You should pull a mold off that spoiler and lay some up. I for one would be interested.

I have a common plastic one that I am not thrilled about.

A little cleaner than the Camaro versions ive seen modified and used.
Sure was nice before u started re hab. Stepp n it up a notch, or 2, for sure.
Nice :th:
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby waybad » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:38 pm

I'm with Darrell,, love to have that spoiler!
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby Zanie » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:56 pm

HOLY COW!!! That trunk is crazy cool!
That spoiler is so nicely executed!
Beautiful!
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Re: my 72 gt project

Postby blownvega1 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:02 am

Thanks guy's for all the positive feedback , I am very limited for time anymore with regards to making spoilers but if you do body work as well you could make one yourself for about 60 bucks in materials and a day's work . the picture of the first version was 10 years ago when I decided to step it up it was ready for a going over I am hoping to paint it in a day or so. cheers Alex
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set it up to paint the belly
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just a random picture of the build
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