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Updated on May 06, 2012
UPDATE: THERE IS A TEST AND TUNE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE OF THIS CAR NOW . WE HAVE HAD TO PARK IT FOR A WHILE AFTER JUST 2 RACES , WE HAVE SOME OIL PRES. ISSUES AND NO MONEY TO WORK ON IT FOR A WHILE. GO HERE TO SEE HOW IT GETS DRIVEN ON THE DIRT ! THEN IMAGINE 20 CARS ALL SIDE BY SIDE TRYING TO WIN IT ON THE FIRST LAP ! SON OF A BITCH MAN ! IT GETS CRAZY IN A HURRY ! I LOVE IT ! SEE VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYY4rRWhcaQ
this is the new body i am making at the moment (mar. 16th, 2010 ) our new season starts mid april and we are close to done . i have to build the engine still , install rear weight jacks and paint the car still . it will be bright orange (vitamin c ) with a white top and i'll be painting it hopefully this weekend .
i cant wait to see it done . this is the same car as last year that we made the monte carlo body for .
i made all the 57 stuff from scratch . all made out of poster board first , and then transferred to metal and cut and bent to what you see . i made my own sheetmetal brake to bend up the parts .the worst part was making the roof . i had to make it out a several pieces since the 4 corners were compound bends . i bought a cheap planishing hammer and english wheel to make the roof .it's far from perfect but will look like a 57 chevy while it's on the track . the bumpers are made of plastic off a roll .
at the botom of the page are pics of another 57 owned by tom sprague that we will race against here in michigan . tom is the owner of winston speedway , his car is a real 57 body on a metric frame .
we were gonna paint ours blue till i found out about toms being blue .more to come soon . ted
madcowl's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
More info and pics to come soon...
the car is in orange paint now , still have to finish all the little stuff , lettering , numbers , stickers etc . the front and rear bumper will be silver soon .
it's finally done , assembling the engine today ! 4-1-2010 test and tune starts 4-10-2010 and the first race at winston is 4-16-2010
below are the first pics of the car opening night at winston speedway 4-16-2010
we didn't perform very well . had some last minute issues with our engine and had to put together our old one that is not really suited for the 2bbl carb we have to run now . it will get better as we
update : 4-29-2010 ,
we were working on installing the front weight jacks and found both lower ball joints were bent , we replaced them along with the spindles , put steel lower control arm bushings , and tubular upper a-arms . and moved the front shocks out board of the stock mounting position .
it should improve on handling for sure now . more to come
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thanks again guys ! ted
Very impressive racer you got there. Solid 5 stars.
Nice car. Very impressive fabrication skills. Keep up the good work on your car and good luck this season. Sign my g-book. Thanks!
thanks for the comments , it will be sad when the other drivers smash into our car . it's not a matter of "if" they will , it's "how bad" they will . i'll post some video after our season starts . ted
That's hands down the coolest thing I've seen in a while.
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