I am hardcore however its not gonna be a show car at all. Its gonna be my street hotrod. New frame rails moved inboard and leaf springs moved also. A not too crazy cage. I want a 4 sp trans. Torq Trust D
Well lots of work done . Mostly gutting and stripping. Engine bay painted, Front wheel wells under fenders painted. Getting ready for some S W Race cars frame rails and frame connectors, gonna install on 28 in center which is what the frts are. I wasnt gonna be happy unless I could fit a big tire under it. While most of the floor is out Im gonna weld a plate on the inside of the rockers although the are in great shape. I will have something better to attach some side bars X member. and roll cage plates. Im gonna post a bunch of pics . I have new opentracker upper and lower arms on the frt.
Really nice! you've got a lot of work ahead of you but you'll be surprised how easy these cars are to work on. I was able to drop a Chevy 350 and 700r4 in my 68 with very little mods to the body and frame.
Been getting new frame rails/crossmember sorted out. I thought i had my frame connectors figured out, but i have ordered 2 more from S+W and gonna lay them inside the front rails and run them all the way. Almost ready to weld. On the front I have 1.5" drop spindles and will concentrate on getting wheels on it so i can get it on the ground in the front to set ride height in the rear. I have a 289 (292) with aftermarket pistons, a set of stock heads modified and ported by AFR many years ago. 1.94/160 valves. It has a solid flat roller in now, that is coming out and get a hyd roller, roller rockers. I have a C4 that needs to be built, might tackle that myself.
If you went that far you may as well remove the shock towers and put in a larger engine. A Coyote would be nice but complicated but a stroked 351 would be comfortable there and the more cubes the better for street car. If you do decide to remove them make sure you add back in some support from above like the shock towers were supposed to do. When Ed Quay did my 71 Comet he made a nice multi angle plate that went into the cowl of the main cabin to support the front of the frame rail as they weren't designed to handle the weight of the motor and the stress of the suspension both laterally and front to back.
I have a 351 c, but dont wanna do that. I mainly want to fit bigger tires in the rear. I have the under engine brace that will help. My pics are rough fit . Im gonna get the rear frame welded up then finish the front suspension, wheels, so i can set ride height in the rear. Its gonna be a street hotrod