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« on: February 19, 2014, 05:39:48 PM »

I've just posted in the introductions thread, so now time to post a few pics of the car.
I bought it to be a daily beater when I had no job at all, but now I'm earning solidly, and have a clean, reliable, late-model full-size pickup.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 05:41:52 PM »

Yes, it is a T-top, sadly. Undecided what I'll do about that. Any suggestions?
I'm leaning toward cutting the roof skin from a junkyard hardtop and going from there.
Please don't suggest getting another car.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 05:45:42 PM »

Welcome.

I hope you enjoy the stay and wish you success with the car.

Get a roof from the junkyard.
You'll have an easier time installing the roll cage without having a roof to contend with.

Mike. cheers
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 05:51:32 PM »

Yes get a donor top. With the top removed the roll cage is ALOT easier to install. Hope the new job pays well. It's takes a lot to go land speed racing. Good Luck.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 06:07:45 PM »

Thanks, both of you!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 07:16:35 PM »

Howdy, check out out build diary. Might help. Have fun.
http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,12743.0.html
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 07:23:01 PM »

I lucked out by building a comp coupe. I was chopping my car anyway. It sure makes welding all those tube junctions a lot easier!

What class are you building for?

Lot's of great guys, and even more information can be found here. Good Luck!  cheers
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 09:32:18 PM »

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Plenty of roofs around for that model Camaro. Just have the replacement roof before you cut the old roof so you make sure you have both to measure. The build is a journey and though its hard work its rather fun. Lots of advice and opinions here and most of it is very helpful. These guys have saved me a lot of frustration by recording their builds on this forum and I believe my car is a lot safer based on things I learned here. Now that it is safe we are working to make it fast too.

What's you plan for the car? Class and motor?

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 10:13:07 PM »

No plans for class, just whatever safety equipment is required to run the number.
Turbo 4.8L LSx / 4L80E / 2.75:1 9" Ford axle / 28" rear tires.
May swap to a Trans Am nose, as per the SE Racecraft car that ran 298 back in '89.
First desire is 255 MPH, ultimate hope is 301.
I've already found a hardtop roof, at a salvage yard 35-ish miles away.
Just gotta go show them where I want it cut.
 Actually, first hope is 186 MPH on real tires, if that's permitted.
Top Gear did it, but they may have bribed the B'ville people to allow it after everyone else was finished?
 Freiburger should have done it for some traction.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 10:24:34 PM »

Just ordered a rulebook, already had plans for both inner and outer SFCs, already planned a 12-point cage, the cage and the outer SFCs from Competition Engineering for compatibility.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 10:11:52 AM »

Got an e-mail from the guy with the gears, he also has a set of 2.50:1, but he has no PayPal account, so no sale.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 10:48:02 AM »

Just e-mailed M/T about availability of, and wheel widths for, their 26.5x9.0-18 and 30.0x9.0-18 LSR tires.
Thinking it best to get 4 of each, just in case.
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 11:26:59 AM »

You're from Utah and you only got the fever NOW???

I'm a gazillion miles away and I'm terminal. wink

Tell them to cut it around the bottom of the shield. Get as much as you can.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 06:41:37 PM »

Mike, you know how it is, I live at the beach (3mi. away) and I never go. rolleyes
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 07:27:40 PM »

Still waiting for my new 2014 rulebook, been progressing with the oilpan mods and oil tube. Finally got my truck pan not hanging below the car's crossmember. Tube still needs work. Having a spare engine on a stand is a big help, the spare engine was 3/4 the price of a new Holley oilpan that's known to fit perfectly, but I saved enough using the Trans-Dapt S-10 mounts rather than the Spohn mounts. Engine's sitting maybe 1/2" higher than the Spohns, but I'm trying to pioneer a far-lower-cost swap than anything found on thirdgen.org
 Anyway, no pics of my progress.
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