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07-06-2004 12:37 PM Painting and final assembly
Shot one shows the painted chassis and completed engine being assembled. Good view of I-Beam IFS and disk brakes. Here you can also see the air tank installation near the passenger side door postion for the bag suspension. The radiator is a custom built 3 row, 3/4 inch tube unit. A mechanical fan is used and a custom metal schroud was built.

Shot two is a good view of the hand formed 24 gallon steel fuel tank nestled between the grame rails and protected by the rear cross members. Also note Ford C6 transmission with shift kit, heavy duty clutches, and R-code servo. A B&M shifter (not shown) is used.

Shot three shows the body and grill shell being installed shortly after they were painted. This shot also gives a pretty good view of the front air bag set up.


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07-06-2004 12:23 PM Engine
This is the 460 Ford BB being rebuilt and assembled. It has pocket ported heads with exhaust port lumps removed, Edelbrock "performer" series cam, hydraulic lifters, springs, intake manifold and 750 cfm carb. Air cleaner and valve covers are also Edelbrock. It runs an early (pre pollution control) timing chain and gears, Hedman headers and a high volume oil pump.


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07-06-2004 12:12 PM Some more in the raw
A couple more shots of the metal work in the raw. Wheels are Eagle Alloys and tires are Dean GTS,


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07-06-2004 11:59 AM More coach building
Shot one shows the engine back in the chassis and the "first" grill shell nearing completion. The builder finished this grill shell (which alone took 2 weeks to fabricate) and then discarded and destroyed it because he did not like the proportions with the rest of the vehicle. (He once finished a roadster body all the way through painting and then cut it up with a torch because he did not like the final results - I saw photographs of the complete car and then the cut up pieces in a trailer going off to the dump. The builder is an "artist" to say the least, and will not sell anything he is not totally satisfied with.) The second shot shows the "second" and final grill shell along with the finished hood. It is difficult to see but the second shell is a bit shorter and wider than the first. I've included the third shot because for me, this is a real "money shot". I personally love the stance and look from this view. Also note in this shot the hand fabricated stainless steel grill insert and surround, the I beams which take on the appearance of a traditional dropped front axle, the after market headlights with the orange turn signal bulbs inside and the custom made headlight mounts.


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07-06-2004 11:34 AM More coach fabrication
The first shot shows the cab from the rear during fabrication. The second shot is of the bed fabrication. The tailgate has custom hinges by the builder which allow the gate to be swung down to the 90 degree open position and then slid to the rear for full removal of the gate. When swung past the 90 degree position, the gate remains in place. The third shot shows the fenders during fabrication. The fender style is from the late 20's . You can also just make out the Ford Escort bucket seats which are mounted a little high at this juncture.


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