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Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Sun May 29, 2016 2:23 pm

1975 Vega Wagon.
Here she is and keep in mind that this was a budget build from 25 years ago. The first picture is from 1977 when my grandmother got it.
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Today as she sits.
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Going full tube chassis...Autocross/Street style. Floors and firewall will be replaced. See anything you need? Send me a PM.

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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Sun May 29, 2016 2:29 pm

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Ford 8 inch, 3.55 posi. Direct bolt in... will be for sale. I'm going with a narrowed 9 inch, Eaton tru-trac, 3.90.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby b_pappy » Mon May 30, 2016 12:29 pm

Should be nice. Keep us posted on progress.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:36 am

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OK. Parts should be coming in soon. The rear is built, Wheels and brakes should be here next week. Within the next few weeks if should be torn down and in the chassis shop. I'm getting excited.

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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Kenova » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:13 pm

If the floor and firewall are in good shape ask the chassis shop to remove it in as big a piece as possible. There are a lot of cars out there that could use it.

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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby monzaaddict » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:33 am

if the panels that run down the sides of the cowl (under fenders) are rust free I am interested in them.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:35 pm

The floors are rust free but the tunnel and firewall were cut and replaced with the tunnel out of a full sized car so I could get more clearance to raise the engine up about an inch. The floors were also split for frame connectors.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Monza Harry » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:55 pm

Sid that floor may still have value to some, especially if it is rust free or even just real clean [minor issues] as that becomes excellent patch panel material, most don't have rust in the tunnels and many will be doing the same for "frame ties" Decent sheet metal is in SHORT supply, I would post it here and I doubt you will hold onto it for long! Harry
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:49 pm

ok. Thanks for the advice. Will do.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:30 pm

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My wheels came in yesterday and the tires will go on in the next couple of days. For now I just get to stare at them from across the room.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby 6D9 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:14 am

Nice!!!!!
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:39 pm

OK...It's tore down to a shell and all of the original suspension is now in the back of my truck. Is there any reason to save this stuff or is it all just scrap?

Please LMK ASAP or it's headed to the junk man.

Thanks, Phil.
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:20 pm

OK...I can take a hint. Off to the junk man it goes. :D
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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby Sid » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:57 pm

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Progress. :D This is the ride height and stance that I'm looking for. The parts are starting to pile up and the chassis work will begin soon.

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Re: Sid's Vega project.

Postby avewhtboy » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:37 pm

To use a coined phrase "looks bitchin" love the stance and the wheels so give us more details. Four link rear or? and what about the front suspension?

What size tires and wheels etc spill the beans on what you are doing !!!

And thanks for posting
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