In case anyone didn’t throw up . . .

Here’s a pic or two of the current state of the car (my summer project) that’s so liberally colored this blog:

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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 . . .

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4 responses to “In case anyone didn’t throw up . . .

  1. willis

    I’ve got similar plans for my 64 futura, but it involves a cts donor car. Keep it up, keep posting. And do you have a pro-touring page?

    • gashp

      That sounds cool, Willis. The CTS has good bones, and they could only be fixed with a good body, like the Falcon’s . . . I don’t have any official build threads anywhere, but I do show up in others’ posts from time to time. Some guys on Lateral G (.net?) have even posted pics (that they took) of my Falcon racing. Best of luck with your build–I figure mine will take a few years to get through (the present bastardization, that is), given life’s schedule . . .

  2. very cool – the engine setback will also make the Falcon a great drag race car because the rear wheel traction will be greatly improved.

    • gashp

      That theory works, Frank–thanks for posting. When the thing rolls, though, I’ll be doing my best to avoid breaking the D36 Corvette rear end. If I ever figure out how to build a turbo set-up (way in the future, but eating at my skull now), it will probably mean new differential of some kind . . .

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