Hi. I’m fairly new to this forum and this will be my first build here. I thought the Community would be a good place to start and this is right up my alley.
I’m going to be combining a Revelle 64 Ford Fairlane 500 with their 67 Chevelle Pro Street kit to produce a Super Street build I call a FairVelle. The motor will be a Ross Gibson Boss 429.
I got started yesterday and combined the two chassis by marking out the wheelbase of the Fairlane on a work board and cutting both of the frames in what seemed like good spots. If there is such a thing. The Chevelle is wider so I had to cut a channel out of the center and the result is in the first photo below. It’s a bit on the weak side but I may add a tube frame that should strengthen things up. I modified the Fairlane interior tub to accommodate the tubbed rear and replaced the Ford back seat with the one from the Chevy. It fit the wheel wells better. It’s a bit messy inside but I’ll work on that.
The second photo shows the state of affairs as of now. I didn’t like the idea of the upper part of the suspension being cast into the body of the Ford. It’s too easy for problems to hide there, so I cut it free and tested the fit with a Boss 429 from a 70 Mustang I have that’s half built and the shock towers crowd the motor out. Looks like hack time again. I have a good stand alone front end from a NASCAR kit that would give more room if I do the tube frame thing. I’m leaning toward a sheet metal look for the undercarriage and may take my Dremel to the raised ribs in the unibody style underpan to flatten it out.
I’ll keep you posted on this and let me know if you have any suggestions on how to better handle anything.