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Old 07-17-06, 08:43 PM
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FC project progress

Not sure exactly where to post this.

This is what I've done so far to my LT1 FC project.



Painted


Crappy interior


Less crappy interior


No more interior
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Old 07-17-06, 09:15 PM
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The hood release kept getting wrapped around the clutch pedal.


Passenger seat and harness


Welded tabs to bolt the gauge pod back in.
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Old 07-17-06, 09:27 PM
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Started removing the sound deadening


Found some rust holes in the process



Fixing the holes





A big one where the uber-ghetto "chassis brace was tack welded to the floor and rusted out the unibody support.


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Removed errant wiring and the firewall insulation.


Roll cage. 10pt S & W Race Cars, through dash, 1-5/8" x .134" wall tubing, weld in cage.
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I have about 1300.00 in the car right now including the car itself.

I also have a set of polyurethane bushings, rear toe steer eliminators, and ST sway bars.

The engine. Chevy LT1.


-Mike

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Open Track car? Road racer? Drag car?
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Mostly open track and some road racing. It will see the drag strip at least once though.
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Originally Posted by SupraMikesRX7
Removed errant wiring and the firewall insulation.
Roll cage. 10pt S & W Race Cars, through dash, 1-5/8" x .134" wall tubing, weld in cage.
UGH... too bad. Could have had a much better fitting and lighter cage, but oh well DOM or ERW?
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Cool, well keep us updated with your progress. Looks like a good start.
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[QUOTE=Speed Raycer]UGH... too bad. Could have had a much better fitting and lighter cage, but oh well [QUOTE]



Not for the price.


I like the buildup looks like it's being done on a shoestring budget. 6spd or auto?
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Originally Posted by black99
Not for the price.

I like the buildup looks like it's being done on a shoestring budget. 6spd or auto?
$500+shipping and still isn't installed

LT1 + 6 speed + FC = big fun!!!!!!
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[QUOTE=Speed Raycer]$500+shipping and still isn't installed

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Wow I would have thought it would be the same price as all their other 10 pt cages..
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500 dollar LT1 + tranny? Where did you get that?
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[QUOTE=black99]
Originally Posted by Speed Raycer
$500+shipping and still isn't installed

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Wow I would have thought it would be the same price as all their other 10 pt cages..
the EWS cages are 250.00.

Jager, He is talking about the cage.

The LT1 block and rotating assembly I have was free from a friend with a Camaro.
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the cage is only $250? uhh where can i get one of these for my FC???!!??! thanks
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http://www.swracecars.com/index.asp

It's easiest to do a search(in their toolbar) Click the boxes for the cages and type in rx7.

That will take you right to them.
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whoa! im going to order my cage there
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