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#1 am73grand

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

My '58 Plymouth project is well underway...I had a bunch of spare drag parts left over so I decided to try building a cage from scratch. I had this mint AMT '66 Falcon and decided it would look awesome as a drag car. It was very thick and cutting out the doors and trunk were a challenge.

 

Here is where I am at so far:

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Thanks for looking!!!

 



#2 Darbo

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

Nice start, can't wait to see more.



#3 cobraman

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Nice !  You don't see the 66 too often.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Looks great keep posting

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

awesome



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:23 AM

great start!!



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:23 AM

Ron, the car is looking good, the cage came out looking great!, there is just 1 problem i see, in the picture you have showing the body on the chassis & looking from underneath (the 4th pic down), it looks like the front suspension arms are going to be a little to far forward, it would put your front tires into the front fender, need to bring the arms back a little, shorten the frame in front of the firewall or lengthen the front fenders a little, can't wait to see more of this build!



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

Looking Good Ron..... keep it going...



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

Looks good so far!!!!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:36 AM

Ron, the car is looking good, the cage came out looking great!, there is just 1 problem i see, in the picture you have showing the body on the chassis & looking from underneath (the 4th pic down), it looks like the front suspension arms are going to be a little to far forward, it would put your front tires into the front fender, need to bring the arms back a little, shorten the frame in front of the firewall or lengthen the front fenders a little, can't wait to see more of this build!

 

Good eye Richard! If you look closely, the back edge of the floor pan is inside the body. When installed properly the floor pan sits even with the outside of the body (the back bumper hides it.) This puts my front wheels a little further back....then the struts tilt back towards the firewall. This puts the front tires ALMOST dead center of the wheel wells. (At least it did at mock-up LOL)

 

Thanks for the feedback!!! This whole process of building one of these is completely new to me so I'll take any ideas, corrections,   mistakes you guys see!!!



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

Great build so far,Keep up the great work.