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My dad's third gen project

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    My dad's third gen project

    I posted some pics of my dad's new third gen race car in one of the third gen thread in aag and have been so busy these past months I never got the chance to post any updates. I'm going to show what we did with the car, starting with when we got the car and go from there.

    My dad bought the car pretty close to Christmas of '06 to replace our aging and outdated '90 Dodge Daytona Outlaw 10.5 car.
    The car came from B&B Racecars in TN, the guy can build some awesome cars and is a hell of a welder. The car was in pretty rough shape when we got it but it came with some good suspension parts, awesome rear end and just all around nice chassis. My dad, one of my friends and I did a large portion of the work to the car, with a couple of my dads friends doing some of the body work before we sent it to paint and a couple other friends helping here and there when they could.

    First pics of the car:

    Engine compartment shot with mock up block


    Interior shot, the cage was nice and rusted


    Trunk area shot


    Shot of the rearend, it came out of one of jeg coughlin's old pro stock cars, and the start of the wheel tubs


    Another interior shot, the cardboard is a template for the trans tunnel


    More work on the wheel tubs, we were using the cardboard as a template again so we wouldn't have to fight putting the real wheel tub in and out to get side of it trimmed against the body.
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    This one has one of the tubs in


    This one is with the firewall modded for the supercharger and welded up by a friend that can do some pretty good body work


    Side view of one of the tubs


    Wheel tub before it went into the car


    Both tubs in by now


    This was our "table" we layed on while sanding on the cage and I think I tried to take a nap on it one late evening, lol


    Pic showing how rough the car was and the new wheels for the car


    Closeup of the titanium wheelie bars that came with the car


    Another shot


    Random shot of the car


    Passenger side of car


    Pic of the top of the trans tunnel covers, they are made out of some carbon fiber that I bought for my dad and the seat that came with the car is also carbon fiber, but my dad's dad made him that padded seat cover that is on the seat before he passed away


    Pic of the painted cage in the rear and some body work that had been done to the car


    Pic of my dad welding some mounting tabs, the sanded and painted engine compartment and me doing something...


    More body work had been done, we tossed the doors, hood and nose for fiberglass replacements, and part of the fiberglass dash is on the roof
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    Pic of said fiberglass pieces, though if we had known the troubles with that nose piece later on, we would have gotten a one piece front end for the car


    Picture of the troubles we had with trying to get the nose on right


    Random rear shot of the car


    Braided steel brake line


    Pic of the new brakes


    Ignition box


    Interior shot after we sanded and painted everything


    Picture of the engine while we were trying to mock some stuff up


    Picture of linelock solenoid and little electrical unit my buddy got so we can have brake lights if we want


    We did send off the car for a couple weeks to have the wing built and a few other things done in the car, we could have done it, but I think this guy probably did a nicer job than we would have and he did it way faster than we could have


    Rear pic of wing


    Switch panel used to start car, ignition, lights, etc


    Window net that is required

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    Side view of old injector hat


    Side view of new injector hat


    Front view of new injector hat


    Another pic of the hat


    The fuel cell, it is removable so we can get the engine out


    Random outside shot


    Random side shot


    Another random shot

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    The hood cutout for the supercharger, hat and magneto


    Side shot of hood


    Pic of the battery charging terminals, they are the red and black things in the tail light


    Shot of the battery box and battery


    Probably gives you a good idea of what its like to be in the driver's seat


    More body work had been done and the doors had been fitted how they needed to be


    No more gas cap!


    Lots of sanding and cutting had been done and last pic before it was sent to the body shop

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    At this point, the car was looking pretty bad. It was red, primer, black, primered fiberglass, and bare metal and need a ton of body work. We took it to Wicked Racing and Customs in Stillwater, OK to have them do the the body work and paint. They told us that it took close to 200 hours to get the car to how it looks now and he even told my dad a few days before we picked it up and I quote "I don't know how nice of a car you've owned in the past, but this one is gonna be badass!" The pictures do not do it any justice, the car looks so much better in person.

    Side view






    Yeah, your reading it right, it says Hemi, gotta make this slomaro fast somehow


    Front shot


    Their signature


    Rear shot




    So we got the car back in late March, early April area, but we didn't do much for awhile since we had just lost my dad's dad. I got out of school in the second week of May and in one week the car went from that to having all the lexan windows and windshield in it, finished some wiring, parachutes on it, had the good wheels and tires mounted on it and cleaned and polished up, the brakes bled, most of the throttle linkage and brackets, chased a starting problem for about two days and a few other small things. We took it to a car show at the end of that week and ended up getting best of show with it.

    Here are some shots of the car its first time at the local track:









    Couple action shots:

    We were running it without a hood in case something happened like throwing a belt so it wouldn't take out the hood






    When we first unloaded it, we probably had people drooling over it and asking questions for at least an hour. My friend and I weren't too happy about it b/c we were trying to get the car ready and a lot of the idiots were right in our way and didn't bother to move unless we practically ran them over. The first trip to the races wasn't so great, we made two so-so passes and the tranny died on the third pass. Pulled engine and tranny, had the tranny redone, it was burned up for some reason that I don't remember, didn't have to pay for it luckily. We put it all back together and took it out again. Made two passes I believe and broke the tranny again. It sheared the intermediate shaft in two so cleanly that it looks like a laser cut it. Tranny guy said that his blown chevy guys didn't have that problem and all three of his blown hemi guys broke the same part withing about two weeks. Upgraded it and we took it out weekend before last, 9-19-08, but the track wasn't as good as it usually was. Got out there about 100 ft and it went right and he let out. Second pass he left in high just to get it down the track and it popped real loud about 500 ft out(its an 1/8 mile track). Thought we blew the burst panel on the blower, but we didn't luckily. Packed up and took it home.
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    I think these shots were from the race where we only made two passes before the tranny died:





    We took it out Saturday to another race and it popped on us again. We found a leak in the silicone at the base of the blower and thought that might have been it, took the blower off, scraped everything, silly coned it back up, and out for another pass. Left good and blew the burst panel this time about 330 or so and it took part of the windshield too. We are done with it for the season, but we did cut a 1.10 60 foot that last pass. Keep in mind this car has 10.5Ws. It isn't a big tire car and we are using a foot brake, no trans brake yet.

    Sorry it was such a long post, but this was something I've been wanting to do for some time. Its been a long year and a half and we've all done a lot of hard work to the car.
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    Holy shit batman.That is amazing. If I had the extra cash I would love to find a POS 70s bird and do something like that. Great work and keep us updated next season!

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    You would need a lot of extra cash. If it wasn't for my dad's ability to find crazy good deals and trade stuff, this car never could have been possible for us.

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    Once you guys get it all sorted out it will be a monster. Its always something with a new car. Good luck and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    You would need a lot of extra cash. If it wasn't for my dad's ability to find crazy good deals and trade stuff, this car never could have been possible for us.
    Congrats man! You and your dad have a sick ass car right there! Looks great!

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