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Old 06-30-2008, 12:58 AM
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2007 Pro Stock/Top Sportsman GTO Build

Hey all,
Been meaning to post some pics for the past couple days, but been busy. This is a 2007 GTO that will certify to 6.00, and be similar to a Pro Stock car. Customer is going with a fiberglass body rather than a carbon fiber body. Ill continue to post pictures as it progresses. Enjoy.












Let me know what you think! I have about 35 hours into it so far( a little farther than pictures show).

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:22 AM
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You are cruzing along on that project. Does it get some triangulation bars in the top half? Looks like you are working against weight issues. Looks really good so far. Looking forward to the rest.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:55 AM
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No triangulation bars go in the main hoop. Everything there is done. Theres a few more bars around the drivers head, that are in already, and will be in the next set of pictures.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:15 PM
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They look so simple in this state. Nice stuff.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:37 PM
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Very nice, very clean. Look forward to more.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:19 PM
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interesting to see how you are design/building the rear bulkhead/ floor pan area to handle and spread the torque of the rear diff, when this thing hooks up and launchs the during the starts. you do nice work,,
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:05 AM
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looking good Curly

What's the dimensions of your jig??
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:13 PM
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thanks for the good words guys. the main goal in building a drag chassis is distributing the loads to the correct spots, so you dont have to go overkill on gusseting things, therefore saving weight.
jig is 5' wide, and 14' long.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:01 PM
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Yep..what they said..looks real good dude!! Keeperup!
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:46 AM
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Curley,

Do you do any 10.5 stuff? And if you do would post some pics of your link set up? I now this is kinda of secret but it would be very interesting.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:15 PM
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Are you sure that the crossbar will pass certification? A friend of mine bought a Lumina about 2 years ago that had crossbar and 4-link support done exactly like this and the tech said that it wouldn't certify. Something to do with the crossbar having to be one piece from each side of the B-pillar hoop. There were a couple of other things that wouldn't certify as well so we ended up building a JBRC chassis for it. You can see the old chassis off to the side in this picture and the new one we built.



The finished car.

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Old 07-05-2008, 04:26 AM
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Yes, this will certify. Its an RJ kit to be honest. You have any more pictures of your build?
Heres the latest:








Enjoy.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:55 PM
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Yes, this will certify. Its an RJ kit to be honest. You have any more pictures of your build?
Yep, I have a few pictures of the build up on my website. You can get to them here: http://www.camaroheaven.org/modules....owpage&cid=119
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:52 PM
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More pics tonight or tomorrow. Ladderbar, never saw your request for pics of 10.5 link stuff. I havnt done any no, but whats so secretive about it? Im assuming your talking about 4-link setups? Any pics you can show that would show me why they are so secretive? HAHA. Just curious...
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:23 AM
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No I don't have any pics. The 4 link on 10.5's look the same, but the IC's can be very unnorm. The ones I have seen could be 15" up 20" in front of the car or split the crank and cam on the front bumper.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:43 AM
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Chassis is done! Thought I was doing a complete car, but the way the customer is handling the financial side of things...he may be taking it home before he expected. Im tired of waiting on money! LOL
I have about a day of welding left to do, and am building a fabricated housing for it now. Ill get some pictures of the housing soon. Let me know what you think!
Kyle
P.S. I know there a couple tubes missing in the pics. Ill get a completed shot sometime this week. Enjoy!





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Old 07-29-2008, 12:54 AM
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looks good ,,,hope you got payied
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:33 PM
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This chassis looks a lot like a "Jerry Bickle" chassis that we skinned out a couple months back.

Are they all pretty much the same layout due to rules & passing tech?


Looks good either way!
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:42 PM
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Yeah, they are all similar in design. Kind of one of those deals, where when someone finds a good way of doing something, everyone folows. Someone will find a little better way to layout a couple tubes, and then others have their ideas too. They are all pretty much the same though. Ill be ordering a Bickel chassis next time, if I dont end up bending my own.
Thanks for the compliments!
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The one that I posted of the Lumina is a Bickle kit. About the only thing that I can see that is different in the two is the dash bar and the B-pillar crossbar.

Yours turned out nice. Hopefully the guy comes through with the money to pay you to finish it.
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