RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby chevy art » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:28 pm

guys, take a look at speedphreakes project journals. he did a beautiful job on that vega and it goes like hell and everything looks basic, but with good basics built in.. folow him and you will go fast and straight art.
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby 73astregt » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:23 am

chevy art wrote:fred didnt you install the air bags in the rear. this supposedly helps get rid of the wheel hop. if you did what was the rear springs you used and who made the air bags ? art

no art i havent done the air bags yet, i was too pre occupied with the motor problem this summer. now that i seem to have that fixed im going to get back to the suspension. i took a shot at making the brackets for raising up the upper arm mounts from your drawings but im not happy with the side plates, im going to try doing them again over the winter with more metal around the bolt holes. speed phreak thanks , i watched your build in the project journals section, nice job!
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby spencerforhire » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:08 am

I've had Air-Lift bags in the rear springs on a couple of my Vega projects; they do wonders in eliminating wheel hop, at least on torque-arm cars.
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72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
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04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby OldGuy 72Vega » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:05 am

Check this place out: http://autoweldchassis.com/index2.ivnu
Ron Showers is the owner and fabricator. He built the frame for the Napa truck on Overhaulin' as well as many other famous racers. Ron built me (below) a full 2x3 street 4-link frame with the featherweight front end for another project I have. :th: :mrgreen:
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby nodrivn552001 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:26 pm

hey guys I am a new member.i have a full tube chassis Monza that I am going to put on the street .the rear wheel wells were poorly done and I want to fix.my question is can you buy metal wheel openings 37 inch anywhere.the car currently has fiberglass riveted on now with a lot of glass and bondo .I also have a 80 hatchback I am using for parts.if anybody needs anything let me no.the floors are perfect in it
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby EVL VEGA » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:15 am

I've owned my Vega for 11 years. I drive mine on the street quite a bit. (car shows now and to the track in the past)
It does take some getting used to but after that it's just fun.
Squeaky..loud..exhaust fumes..awesome.
My 7 year old daughter loves riding in it. She says she feels like a celebrity because people always look, wave, take pictures, etc.
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Re: RACE CHASSIS ON THE STREET?

Postby 67shovel » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:26 pm

I built a street a street wagon since starting this post and also bought a project drag Vega wagon that I'm currently pro streeting.
I'll let you know how it drives around with a 4 link and 18" wide tires.
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