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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:14 pm

Very nice progress, I agree that maybe a little smaller wheel would look a little better. Another thing you mentioned is that the wheels are off a focus, so the offset is different than a rear wheel drive car would normally use. That will make a big difference in how it looks and fits
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:27 pm

cjbiagi wrote:Very nice progress, I agree that maybe a little smaller wheel would look a little better. Another thing you mentioned is that the wheels are off a focus, so the offset is different than a rear wheel drive car would normally use. That will make a big difference in how it looks and fits

Oh yeah I know i was just seeing how I like a 17 inch wheel on it but it think it looks to big especially since I don't want to run rubber band tires. So 16 inch and some meaty tires I feel would look killer
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:56 pm

I agree that 17" wheels are too big for H-Bodies [that's a +4 sizing] but 16" performance rubber is getting harder to find, 15" is so, so available but it seems that most brake upgrades are aimed at 17+" wheels today. Maybe check out rubber and brake options before you blow the "Wad" on wheels that you can't find rubber you like for. Love the smoothing work, you are all over that thing! :th: :D Harry
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:53 am

Some better pictures of the smoothed jambs
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:13 pm

While looking at some other things I airbrushed, I realized that I didn't do anything on the Vega so I "riveted on some panels"
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby gerbsinmd » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:26 am

Love the Riveted panels!
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby res0o7eb » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:22 pm

Cool wheels! 17's are NOT too big for a Vega looks-wise. Might be a problem on the fronts though with turning - perhaps?
Glad your are keeping the 4-cylinder - engine bay looks awesome with that fresh 140 cu. in SOHC in it.
BTW - ultra rare A/C that one had.
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:38 pm

gerbsinmd wrote:Love the Riveted panels!

thanks :th: I've got a little more airbrushing to do then might post more pics
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:49 pm

res0o7eb wrote:Cool wheels! 17's are NOT too big for a Vega looks-wise. Might be a problem on the fronts though with turning - perhaps?
Glad your are keeping the 4-cylinder - engine bay looks awesome with that fresh 140 cu. in SOHC in it.
BTW - ultra rare A/C that one had.

Appreciate it, Im thinking now either 15 or 16 inch with the stance I want would look decent and I'm going to do some decent flares so Turning shouldnt be a problem
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:01 pm

Did some more airbrushing and possibly more to come I'm not sure yet, also in the process of tinting all the stainless trim. I did the dog dishes and the tailights, they look killer.
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby SeniorSavage » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:06 pm

wow, spectacular air-brushing ..actually looks like real riveted panels ! you've got a real talent there but i still gotta say i think it looked alot better one color without all the confusing distractions.

keep up the good work!
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:45 pm

SeniorSavage wrote:wow, spectacular air-brushing ..actually looks like real riveted panels ! you've got a real talent there but i still gotta say i think it looked alot better one color without all the confusing distractions.

keep up the good work!

thanks and I agree with it looking better one color but for now till I do a couple years in the navy it'll be in primer through its stages till it's on airride with a sbc or who knows I might go ls
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby SeniorSavage » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:00 am

i didnt notice the protouring part,

thasnks for serving.
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:58 pm

Been tied up with other things but recently I redid the whole mouth and eyes on the front, she also has full exhaust now and within a couple of days she'll also be flat black just like my dads prostreet nova. Both are 74s both have welded door hinges, are hatch backs ,and soon to be both flat black
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Re: 1974 Vega protouring build

Postby Nforbes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:27 pm

Well she's officially done till I get tired of it then art Morrison 3link, cage, and small block
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