Here’s a pic or two of the current state of the car (my summer project) that’s so liberally colored this blog:
No, there’s nothing left, short of body parts, that was made by Ford. The old cage will need to be cut out, as the new engine position is about a foot back from normal. I’ll be sitting further back, when there’s a floor and a seat, than where the cage’s main hoop currently sits, which is a no-no for avoiding contact with tubes. Since the new central frame (2×3 tubing plated, braced, and welded to the C4 Corvette front and rear frame sections) is now welded to the body’s rockers, I don’t have to worry about the body crunching up for lack of support, so at some point, chop-chop goes the old cage, or at least most of it. (Yes, it could have been done far better, anyway . . .)
What’s weird is that since I’ve begun desecrating this once Fordy-Ford, I noticed that the Dusold Designs Camaro has taken on a very similar bent with weight distribution, mass centralization, and Corvettiness . . . I wish someone would post some damn pictures of the current state of that thing.
If anyone was wondering, law school is a great way to divert one’s attention from stupid car tricks . . .