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Maceo P's 1966 Ford F-100 Pick-Up
1966 Ford F-100 Pick-Up, Pro-Street full turnkey build with a 429 BBF, C6 transmission, Fatman IFS, Ladder Bar Rear Suspension, and Underbed Fuel Tank.
Mickey B's '31 Model A Tudor
1931 Model A Ford Tudor is a full turnkey custom street rod with a SBC 700R4, 9" rear disc brakes, air conditioning and a filled roof.
Jonathan D's '69 Pro-Touring Camaro
Well here we go on phase 2. We built this sweet ride for Jonathan last year, but were unable to get him into the paint and body shop in a timely manner, so after we completed all the mechanical and suspension mods, we delivered her to him so that he could enjoy her until that time. Well, that time is here.
Now featuring a Fatman Suspension Stage III IFS and out back a Ride Tech triangulated 4-link rear suspension. At all 4 corners are QA-1 fully adjustable aluminum coil over shocks and Wilwood 6 piston calipered disc brakes. Motivation came from a 468 cube big block and Tremec TKO 600 5 speed stick. But that's getting changed as Jonathan has decided that during this 'paint job', we should also change the power plant to an all aluminum 525hp LS-3.
There are many body modifications planned including smoothed Kindidit door handles, custom Harwood 'Stinger' hood with functioning heat extractors, custom fabricated rear air diffuser, custom rear spoiler, conversion to RS style front end with all billet aluminum goodies, flush mount pop up gas filler assembly, Billet Specialties rear light housings, addition of an 8 point roll cage, upgrading the sound system, all new glass and s/s trim..... As for her body, well let's just say she has some RUST! We will be replacing both rear full 1/4 panels, both rocker panels, trunk floor and side extensions, rear deck lid, and any other rust we discover after we strip her to bare metal.
So stay tuned in as we recreate this timeless classic into a truly one-off full tilt custom.
Oh, did I mention that Jonathan plans to road course race her as well as drive her around the streets of St. Augustine, Florida.
John Z.'s 1970 Chevy Pick-Up
This 70 Chevy pick up came out of another shop with a brand new fresh 'junk' paint job with even worse body work.
We are stripping her down to bare metal and starting over, cutting out all previous 'body work' and doing it right this time around.
Minor upgrades will be addition of Vintage Air sure fit system, all new trim and bright work, rebuilding and adding a 'little' bump stick with new carburetor and ignition systems. Of course she will receive a totally new interior at the same time.
Ulys C.'s 1939 Nash Lafayette Sedan
This 'Big Boat' 1939 Nash sedan is in for the full street rodding treatment. Mustang II IFS, 350 with turbo 350, 10 bolt rear end, power disc/drum brakes, new electrical, gauges, stereo system, interior.....just the standard fare for a good dependable daily driver. Unfortunately, when we stripped her to bare metal we found a ton of rust. So much for quick and easy.
GARRETT W.'s 1969 ROAD RUNNER AKA 'ROAD VENOM'
Here is a project in the shop we are really excited about!!! It's another full custom complete turn-key build. This time I'm proud to say this 'Dream Ride' is for one of our nations finest, an Army Apache tactical helicopter flight instructor! So when I say he wants it to GO and handle like his 'daily driver', we've got our work cut out for us.
We are starting out with a completely stock car and will be installing a new frame from Schwartz Performance chassis. The new frame will replace the weak uni-body and give us a much improved ride and handling quality. The hi-tech front suspension will feature tubular front A-arms with adjustable coil overs, big 14" disc brakes with 6-piston calipers, power rack and pinion, and a heavy duty sway bar. The rear end is a Fab 9 housing with True Trax posi, 3:73 gears, 35 spline axles, and 6 piston rear disc brakes. This is all attached to the frame with an adjustable triangulated 4-link system, again with fully adjustable coil over shocks and springs. All this is needed to handle the power and torque of a Viper V 10 engine attached to a Tremec TK 600 6 speed manual trans.
The interior will also receive the full custom treatment with custom fabricated sheet metal dash and center console all wrapped around 4 individual bucket seats and covered in leather. We plan on a Dakota Digital gauge panel, Vintage Air for the creature comforts, and a thumper sound system which will probably seldom get used, why would you not want to listen to that sweet sound of a V-10 purring down the road at speed, hopefully 160-170 mph!
As you can see here, we have started stripping the paint off the car. The front fenders and hood were usable; however, everything has some rust or damage and will need repair. The rear surprise was the trunk lid that at one time had a CB antenna in the middle and obviously leaked water into the trunk under side assembly causing it to rust out from the inside. Unfortunately, there are no trunk reproductions and we could not find a suitable donor. So, out comes the cut off disc and we replaced the rusted metal, one 6" section at a time so as not to loose our shape or cause any warping. Once all welded up, she will be good as new again.
The second group of photos are of the replacement of both rear 1/4 panels, both rear window corners, and the rear deck filler panel between the rear window and the trunk lid. We also replaced the entire rear inner fender panels and several spots on the wheel wells and trunk, as well as both lower corners of the rear window and spots on the rear valance.
Well here is the finished rolling chassis, Viper V-10 engine, and 6 speed TKO tranny all ready to assemble under the Road Venom.
Here we are mounting the body and widening the rear wheel wells.
Body is now fully mounted to chassis and we've started on sheet metal. Here are the custom bead rolled inner fender panels. Now that we are not using the uni-body structure, the inner fender panels and core support are removable like on a full framed car. We then installed the polished Be Cool custom aluminum radiator and dual electric fans to determine our engine positioning. We knew we would have to recess the fire wall and fab custom tranny and driveshaft tunnels, but we did have one issue; we couldn't set the engine down in front as much as we would like because of the front frame cross member and power rack and pinion, so we notched the aluminum oil pan to provide an additional 1 1/2 inch to lower the front of the engine so our mount angle would be correct between 3 and 5 degrees. Then we fabricated engine and tranny mounts once the assembly was correctly positioned 5 INCHES into the original firewall location. Lastly, we have the finished interior tranny and driveshaft tunnels fully welded in place.
Unfortunately, Garrett was redeployed overseas and this cool project is on hold until he can return, hopefully soon.
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