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A new project: Its always an exciting time

March 21, 2010

For several years I have had a bare GT1 style chassis lying around the shop. And admittedly I have been trying to sell it. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly overrun with takers.

Chassis Front

Front of Chassis

So after some deliberation I decided to go ahead and it into a vintage GT1 style car. And after some consultation, I sent the chassis to Scott McLearen of 2M Engineering to lay the ground work.

Firt let me say that although I have the parts to make it into a true TA style, centerlok hubbed ride I choose not to go that route. The reason being that I may use it initally for track days, or rentals first. And its cheaper to use 5 x 5 components. I can always swap to the centerloks when the time comes.

Scott did a great job of fabricating the suspension and getting the car up on its wheels. He fabricated brand new control arms and uprights, all the links, and trailing arms, etc. No used parts in the suspension at all. Diamond 16″ wheels were used because of their proven durability.

Front of Body

Front of Body

Now I get to try my hand at fitting the body. The body I choose, which I also had lying around, was a Roush piece. This 1987 Mustang carbon kevlar piece is the correct one for the vintage of the chassis. It was used, as you can see, on the #65 AER car in 1988. Still has the four National event win stickers in place.
I’m just finishing trimming out the steel roof, required for bodies of this vintage. Mounting begins next week.

Rear of Bodywork

Rear of Bodywork

If you need quality fabrication Id strongly recommend Scott McLearen.


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March 17, 2010

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December 1, 2009

This purpose of this blog is to pass along information about those monsters of the asphalt – the tube frame GT cars.
Here in the US the highest level for these cars is the TransAm series. We intend to gather and publish information regarding these cars, the personalities, and of course what goes on at the track.
That being said I had the opportunity to spend two days with Jim Derhagg last week the result of that will be in the next post.

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December 1, 2009

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