48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby chevyart » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:08 pm

HARRY THANKS FOR THE TIP. JUST SAW THE POST TODAY(JUN 25) DONT THINK I WILL need TO DO THAT, BUT I WILL KEEP THAT IDEA in mind. GOING TO USE A 1 INCH EXTENSION ON THE 2 FITTINGS TO CLEAR THE OTHERS. HOPE IT WILL WORK... ART
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:56 pm

Hi guys,
Unfortunately, we would be making those with equipment through my Dad's employer, and we are only allowed to use it for personal projects. However, I would be happy to PM the DWG to anyone. If you have access to a CNC plasma table you can use that to drawing to make a CNC program. Let me know :D
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:29 am

Whats up H-body?! Its been a little while, but we're back in action!! :th:
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 am

Outside shot of the front wheel well.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Happy Build Season Friends!!

48 Fiat (my Dad) and I decided to go a different direction with our Vega project. We recently bought some full-length Alston Racing frame rails through JEGS. Instead of using the stock front suspension we’re going to use leaf springs with suspension sliders and a drop-tube front axle along with a fiberglass front clip.

We contacted JEGS today to check the status on the frame rails. The original estimated ship date passed, but they’re still in production and are estimated to ship on Friday the 13th. The photos below are a little bit older, but I have some recent pictures of some progress we've made that Ill post soon.

~We’d love to hear from you! If you have any thoughts or tips please comment below!~
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Shot of the firewall with the flange cut out.
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Cleaned up and ready for a patch panel.
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Making the panel template.
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More of the patch panel template.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 pm

More photos of the firewall patch panel.
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More of the panel.
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About ready to start welding.
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About ready to start welding.
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Started the tack welding.
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Recent progress.
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Mock-up of the engine position before the front sub-frame is removed.
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Prep before the cutting the sub-frame.
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Front sub-frame removed.
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Body centerline
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Re: 48 Fiat's Son's 1971 V8 Vega

Postby V8VEGA*71 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 am

We started cleaning up this donor door for the passenger side while the frame rails were being made.
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