Mirror Finish Polishing ~ 1-816-529-6089 ~ sales@mirrorfinishpolishing.com ~ mirrorfinishpolishing.com For the best rate on home, auto, life or business/commercial insurance call me at 888-959-0955, cell 636-734-1310 or bricehazelwood@weiss-ins.com. Never Done Garage - donewhenimdead.com Peerless Automotive Reconditioning - 1155 W. Dennis Ave, Olathe Ks, 66061 - 913-893-1201 Mark H. Epstein ~ The Epstein Law Firm, LLC ~ 913-396-5123 Wilkes Automotive ~ wilkesautomotive.com ~ 246 Marion St, Olathe, KS 66061 ~ 913-254-7171 Skandalous Inc ~ www.skandalousinc.com DIY Auto Repair Inc ~ www.diyautorepairkc.com ~ 11509 Strangline Rd, Olathe KS 66062 ~ 913-226-3806 Your advertisement here! The Law Offices of Jeremiah Johnson, LLC ~ 104 E. Poplar, Olathe, KS 66061 ~ (913)764-5010 ~ www.kcatty.com - www.johnsoncountydui.com ~ jeremiah@kcatty.com Santa Fe Body, Inc ~ 8717 Lenexa Drive, Overland Park, KS 66214 ~ (913) 894-6090 House of Boost LLC Nude? HouseofHID.com - The #1 source for HID The Print Shop KC 816.200.6694 or Ryan@RMD-Photography.com the art of tyleR ~ http://tyleR.bigcartel.com ~ TYLERcoey.com ~ MUTTtoy.com ~ MUTTtoy@gmail.com W-K Chevrolet Buick Pontiac Cadillac GMC ~ 3310 W. Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301 ~ 800-382-5088 ~ Cell 660-553-8928 ~ dustin@wkchevy.com ~ www.wkchevy.com

Go Back   KCSR - THE Kansas City Forum > Automotive Forums > Video & Photography

Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 2017-03-20, 09:46 PM   #1
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default Just another slow 2nd Gen

Now that parts are starting to come in I'll isolate my threads down to this one:

A little back story first. My father ordered this car new in '75. Back then car purchases were placed in late summer/early fall for the upcoming model year.

He had always been a car guy but never had the money to buy anything new. He graduated high school in '73 so by that time all the high horsepower cars were nearly dead. The lone car that kept what excitement was left alive was the Trans Am (from '73-'77 the Pontiac Trans Am was the fastest car built and sold in the United States). Up to that point he had gone through a used Camaro, a Torino, a Galaxy, a 440 Six Pack State Trooper car (from an auction), and two Cougars (one being a used '67 390 cougar - he then ordered a crate 428 Cobra Jet directly from Ford, ported the heads himself, shaved the heads on a band saw in shop class, made his own headers and added a bigger cam. He was 17 years old. Then he smashed it in to a tree).

Fast forward to '75; my father had been working for my grandfather at a local steel plant in Buffalo NY. The Cougar was long and dead by this time and he ended up getting fired from the plant for goofing around on a giant steel crane. As a gift to himself he decided to buy his first new car.

In the summer of '75 he placed the order for a 400 4-speed car. No A/C. 3.73 rear end w/ posi. He avoided the 455 because in '76 the 455 was an Olds 455; not a Pontiac 455. Headers were added, a mild cam, ignition, manifold, carb, hurst shifter...your basic bolt ons for the time.

It ended up being his daily driver for about 1 year. He never planned on keeping it for very long but ended up getting a winter car one year later and the idea of keeping it around for a little while grew on him.

He met my mom in '78 while at the beach. He picked her up in that car and they have been together ever since. They even got married in it in '81 and went on their honeymoon with it. It was repainted in '84 or '85 and I came around in '88. That was that.



In 2008 I added an 8 point weld in cage, a mini tub kit, a Strange rear end, a ladder bar kit with trac bar and coil overs and Wilwood 4 piston disks out back. I also had the entire interior re-done.

As of now it has 38,503 original miles on it with the factory motor and transmission.

Next up as I've discussed before in one or two other threads - I'm adding/doing the following things:

1.) Discard everything forward of the firewall (motor, front sub frame, transmission, wheels, suspension, brake booster, radiator) (THROW OUT EVERYTHING)
2.) Replace factory front sub frame with Detroit Speed Front sub frame
3.) Replace factory body mounts with solid body mounts
4.) Add in weld in Detroit Speed sub frame connectors
5.) Discard driveshaft
6.) Strip car of all fuel lines, brake lines, factory gas tank, exhaust, exhaust hangers, clips, clamps (EVERYTHING UNDER THE CAR EXCEPT for the rear suspension and brakes
7.) Wire brush, prep, seal and paint entire under side of car.
8.) Add new/gas tank (OEM style)

End goal is just a highway killer. It won't be especially great at anything with ladder bars in the rear, with a full interior but I don't really care. I'll be shooting for a consistent low 10 second car. After all of this gets wrapped up I'm set on a re-built strengthened t-56 matted to a supercharged Mast Black Series 427 LS7 (Aluminum Dart Block). It should be good for 780 crank hp and 650 ft. lbs. I may consider replacing the ladder bars with a Detroit Speed 4 link but that's very far away.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes mild83 liked this post

Last edited by so.DOPE; 2017-03-25 at 10:40 PM..
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 10:03 PM   #2
tim_ws6
 
tim_ws6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,448
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 24
Thanks (Received): 62
Likes (Given): 183
Likes (Received): 477
Dislikes (Given): 1
Dislikes (Received): 2
Default

Sweet, can't wait to see progress pics. Love the 2nd gen T/A's. What are you gonna do for wheels? Bigger grand touring style?
__________________

2002 CETA | 2012 Sierra Denali
tim_ws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 10:05 PM   #3
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Photos of the floor pans being modified to make room for the ladder bars sometime in 2008



Strange Rear End getting hung:




Trac bar/Rear End/Exhaust tucked:



Rear seats and pans being modified:





Mini tub install:
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F

Last edited by so.DOPE; 2017-03-20 at 11:23 PM..
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 10:26 PM   #4
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Trunk Finished:


Interior Finished:






Wrapped up:


__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Slow Dsm, Billy Mild liked this post

Last edited by so.DOPE; 2017-03-20 at 11:29 PM..
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 10:50 PM   #5
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tim_ws6 View Post
Sweet, can't wait to see progress pics. Love the 2nd gen T/A's. What are you gonna do for wheels? Bigger grand touring style?
Yeah. The only reason these absolutely hideous looking cragars are on there currently is because at the time I was still far too opinionated by my father. Hence the wheels that we picked out together. I hate them. Boy has my opinion changed.

But now that it's all mine those have GOT to go. The Detroit Speed front sub frame requires at a bar minimum 16.25 inches of inside wheel diam. in order to clear the upper and lower tubular control arms. They recommend 18 inch wheels so that's what it's getting.

I'm thinking a set of 18 x 10 Welds up front with 17 x 11s out back but I can't order them until I get the motor in and trans. and sheet metal hung so I know exactly what offset/backspacing I need.

So, for now I'm keeping these horrible cragars on the thing and just putting 2 or 3 inch spacers out there so I can push it around. Next year I'm doing Wilwood brakes and hardlines all around. I'll do the wheels around that time.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F

Last edited by so.DOPE; 2017-03-20 at 11:31 PM..
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 10:52 PM   #6
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

From an earlier thread but:

Picked up a Tanks Inc. tank. OEM style. GPA-6 pump (750-1000hp) sump mounted pump. Sending unit, straps, strap pad. Shipped was about $670.





http://www.tanksinc.com/
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 11:01 PM   #7
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Typically solid body mounts are required when installing sub frame connectors. This is because poly or rubber mounts allow too much flex which can result in the welds of your connectors breaking.

I was going to order a set of mounts from Detroit Speed but they are only for Camaros so I went with the only other option which are from pro-touring f body.

They are pretty cool. They can be mounted at factory height to maintain stock appearance, adjusted to lower the body by a full inch or modified to lower the body by a full 2 inches...essentially wedging the body. This will cause clearance issues with the inner fender walls and shaker hood scoop so I will likely go factory height or only lower the body by an inch. I am going to call D.S.E. before I decide. They are made of aluminum but I'll likely paint them black.

They were $99 shipped, with the bolts included:

__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 11:08 PM   #8
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

In order to save myself a little cash from my builder I removed all the sheet metal back in September and have been storing a lot of it in one of my spare bedrooms. The girlfriend loves it.



These are the factory seats. They have never been re-upholstered.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-20, 11:12 PM   #9
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Getting closer to April when I have to get the car over to my builder. Tonight I finally got around to making this thread, pulling out the seats and center console.

I've never had the chance to see how the upholster fabbed up those back seats. He was damn good:





So much room for activities now:
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-21, 04:01 AM   #10
mild83
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: cabrini green
Posts: 14,374
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 929
Thanks (Received): 335
Likes (Given): 6386
Likes (Received): 2749
Dislikes (Given): 129
Dislikes (Received): 131
Default

Bro, that's a bitchin ride and backstory.
mild83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-21, 07:55 AM   #11
77Nova
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 584
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 16
Likes (Given): 20
Likes (Received): 82
Dislikes (Given): 0
Dislikes (Received): 0
Default

I can't remember the last time I saw a build thread on KCSR. Very cool project!
77Nova is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-21, 01:59 PM   #12
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Is there anyone who'd be able to photoshop these:

http://weldwheels.com/shop/street-st...ed-shells.html

On to this?:



How long does that type of thing take? Is it difficult?

It's probably even harder because those are 15s on there now and I'd probably want to photoshop 18s on there...
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-23, 02:33 PM   #13
maynardDRIVESfast
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wichita
Posts: 3,411
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 40
Thanks (Received): 44
Likes (Given): 68
Likes (Received): 269
Dislikes (Given): 4
Dislikes (Received): 4
Default

Are you going with the black anodized face? Those wheels will look the tits in that TA. Such an awesome build.
__________________
Fun car? What's that?
maynardDRIVESfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-23, 03:34 PM   #14
mild83
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: cabrini green
Posts: 14,374
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 929
Thanks (Received): 335
Likes (Given): 6386
Likes (Received): 2749
Dislikes (Given): 129
Dislikes (Received): 131
Default

I'm guessing your mom gave it up in this car and your conception took place in the backseat.

Lots of Dope family history in this baby.
__________________
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes so.DOPE liked this post
mild83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-24, 08:26 PM   #15
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maynardDRIVESfast View Post
Are you going with the black anodized face? Those wheels will look the tits in that TA. Such an awesome build.
Thank you!

Yeah black face with the polished lip. 18x10 in the front an 17x11 (I think) in the rear. I'm not sure how that would look.

Thoughts?
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-24, 08:34 PM   #16
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Tonight I got around to removing the rest of the back seat(s), seat belts, center console, the entire carpet and doorsills. It's like going down a rabbit hole because I've never taken a bolt off the car let alone anything THIS far. It's exciting and scary all at the same time.

I also ended up ordering Detroit Speed's Ls7 engine mounts today so my builder can mock up a dummy T56 and Ls1 for the new transmission tunnel he'll be cutting when I drop it off in mid April/late April.

Carpet Removed/Some status photos:


















__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F

Last edited by so.DOPE; 2017-03-24 at 08:58 PM..
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-24, 09:11 PM   #17
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

I just ordered the POR15 trunk and floorpan repair kit. It comes with a three stage application process.

Before it gets here I've got to head up to Niagara Falls and pick up seam sealer (for the pans), painters tape, painters paper to protect the door panels and dash, a few masks, paint thinner, some wire brushes and some elbow grease.

Temperature depending, I'm going to go at those pans pretty hard tomorrow and on Sunday with a shop vac and wire brushes. I need to remove all the loose debris, and rough up the surface of the pans. Overall they are in great shape for a 41 year old car.

Only surface rust on the low spots. Most of the factory seam seal is still doing its job but I'm going to replace them all anyway. You can tell this thing really only has 38,xxx original miles.

I'll remove the kick panels, and gas pedal tomorrow in preparation for the POR15.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 08:38 AM   #18
maynardDRIVESfast
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wichita
Posts: 3,411
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 40
Thanks (Received): 44
Likes (Given): 68
Likes (Received): 269
Dislikes (Given): 4
Dislikes (Received): 4
Default

You're going for a highway cruiser kind of build, right? Why not go with a square wheel/tire setup?
__________________
Fun car? What's that?
maynardDRIVESfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 10:03 AM   #19
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Yeah. I guess I wanted best of both worlds in terms of rear tire sidewall. That extra inch of sidewall would allow just a tad more grip on 1320 days.

I guess I'll just keep the cragars for 1320 days and go 18x10s all around for normal use. Maybe 18x11s out back. Haven't decided yet. Wheel and tire is around Christmas time/bonus time if my math is right. Plenty of time to decide.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 02:04 PM   #20
mild83
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: cabrini green
Posts: 14,374
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 929
Thanks (Received): 335
Likes (Given): 6386
Likes (Received): 2749
Dislikes (Given): 129
Dislikes (Received): 131
Default

So did you take out a loan to pay finish this?

Looking good.
mild83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 03:26 PM   #21
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mild83 View Post
So did you take out a loan to pay finish this?

Looking good.
Yup. I've already purchased everything in terms of parts. The remainder is going towards shop labor. I likely took out too much and will pay back the remainder after I get her back from the shop.

Part of my estimate was including having the shop prep and POR15 the entire underside of the car and interior floorpans which encompassed nearly half of the total labor portion of the estimate from the shop.

Luckily now that I'm at this point I've decided to do the interior of the car myself. I also will be storing the car in a heated and dehumidified garage with a lift for free thanks to a buddy's father after I get it back from the shop. I'm going to take care of prepping and POR15'ing most of the underside myself and will just have the shop take care of dropping the rear axle, suspension and tank since that's more work than I want to do.

I'm guessing it will be a loan of 12k when all is said and the remainder is paid back. I originally took out 16k at 6.xx% for 4 years. Totally unsecured.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 05:17 PM   #22
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

I didn't end up getting the seam sealer today but did run to Lowes and picked up a few wire brushes, 80 and 150 grit sand paper, and a few masks.

I was out there from roughly 12:00pm to 6:00pm wire brushing, sanding, vacuuming and repeating over and over. I went over the entire driver's side three times and have yet to start on the passenger side. I still need to pick up a smaller brush for a few areas around where the cage is welded to the pan.

I also removed the e-brake pedal, gas pedal assembly and kick panels. I took a few pics but I'm pretty beat and have dinner with the g/f. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 05:21 PM   #23
mild83
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: cabrini green
Posts: 14,374
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 929
Thanks (Received): 335
Likes (Given): 6386
Likes (Received): 2749
Dislikes (Given): 129
Dislikes (Received): 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by so.DOPE View Post
I didn't end up getting the seam sealer today but did run to Lowes and picked up a few wire brushes, 80 and 150 grit sand paper, and a few masks.

I was out there from roughly 12:00pm to 6:00pm wire brushing, sanding, vacuuming and repeating over and over. I went over the entire driver's side three times and have yet to start on the passenger side. I still need to pick up a smaller brush for a few areas around where the cage is welded to the pan.

I also removed the e-brake pedal, gas pedal assembly and kick panels. I took a few pics but I'm pretty beat and have dinner with the g/f. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
in for pics
mild83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 06:30 PM   #24
snm95ls
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 42,749
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 396
Thanks (Received): 349
Likes (Given): 3566
Likes (Received): 2056
Dislikes (Given): 64
Dislikes (Received): 56
Default

Pretty damn sweet. Any particular reason why you went with a ladder bar setup?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Leonard McCoy
I know engineers. They love to change things.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremy Clarkson
...Because I live on a balanced diet, I have a balanced mind, and as a result I know that animals are like people. Some are for looking at. Some are for loving. Some are for riding. And some need to be shot because they’re a bloody nuisance.
snm95ls is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 2017-03-25, 10:07 PM   #25
so.DOPE
 
so.DOPE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: From a 70 mph roll, 2 red tail lights radically morph to one...
Posts: 3,530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 52
Thanks (Received): 73
Likes (Given): 169
Likes (Received): 592
Dislikes (Given): 43
Dislikes (Received): 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snm95ls View Post
Pretty damn sweet. Any particular reason why you went with a ladder bar setup?
Went I first dumped money in to the car I had plans to make it a strip only car. Ladder bars, while limited in cornering capability are about as ideal as one can get for straight line performance. It's the one thing ladder bars do better than anything else; get power down consistently.

Unfortunately my end goals have changed a lot since 2008. A four link set up might happen someday. I still have reservations against it though because a four link plus all that Detroit Speed frame tech and suspension plus a supercharged Mast Ls7 would literally force me to track days. And simply put...the car is just too important to risk putting it in to a wall around an S-Curve at a track day at 120+ mph. My whole family would be devastated. In a way the ladder bars are a blessing in disguise.
__________________


Spencer Davis Group - Blues in F
so.DOPE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.13.37
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright (c) 1993-2012, KCSR.org