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25.1E ----- 64 Fairlane

This is my first new thread. I'll see if I can figure it out with pics and all???

Humble beginnings ----- I know non of you guys have had projects start out like this ha ha. ----- This is my 10 second car project that got out of hand with a little help from my FREINDS ????










Wow looks like it might work.
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Great start, keep them coming
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The car is now a roller and have pics so this will move along fast until we get to where the car is now. I don't want you to think I am building it this fast. There are a lot of photos so if you guys want more detail on something just let me know.

These are the tools used to cut out the body.

Saws all with metal cutting blades



Angle grinder with thin cut off wheel --- when the wheel gets small it is then used on the die grinder.


Die grinder -- adapters --and extended nose.


Spot weld cutters.



















Body gutted and on the chassis jig.
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Nice work, I'm subscribing to this thread. Now that's what you call gutted.

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Keep it comin' . Like those 64's
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Modifying 1/4 panel opening.





The rear end is moved forward 2" to center the wheel tubs in the "C" post for max height.







This 9" full floater was looking for a home in our area for 3 years. I was very lucky --- it was a perfect fit.
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Looking at the body on the jig it looked like the roof line over the top of front windshield was higher than the rear section. The decision was made to chop the top. 3" out of the front and 2" out of the rear and as it drops slide it back along the "C" post.






This shows a fixture for holding the top at the front. The top pins are stock location and lower pins down 3" and longer as a slider.



2" cut out of the back and holding tabs tack welded to top for positioning.







Copper chill plates clamped on both sides of the panel and tig welded 1" at a time and let cool to eliminate buckling.















Now that the body is roughed out we can get started on the chassis and cage.
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The goal with the top chop was to be mild and not be real noticeable ------ The give away is the windshield angle.
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Chassis and cage layout.



Frame --- 4Link brackets --- upper and lower 4link tubes.



Cage perimeter tubes fit close to the body.



Rear end housing fixture.



Rear frame section main tubes.







Cardboard wheel tub pattern is used to double check proper cage tube placement.

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Tightly fit "A" post cage tubes.



Fitting funny car cage tubes ----- Once all the perimeter tubes are fit the body will come off for easy access to finish chassis.
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Being set up for an A head 557 with P/G --- The mid plate is an adapter to chevy bell.




















Note double frame rail ---- String is for door X bar layout.


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Are you an experienced chassis builder? Layout looks very professional. Good work!

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It's looking good. Keep up the excellent work!

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Thanks guys its always appreciated when your work is noticed.
Yes Derek I am basically a no name chassis builder from a no name town and have been building since 1978. The Fairlane is my personal car and there are things being done to it that time wise would be cost prohibitive for most customers. It is fun to do a project without being on the clock. With that said if anyone has any questions I may be able to help with I would be glad to add my two cents. Thanks again.

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Very nice!! Keep us up to date with pics!!
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