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Post  514Fox87 on December 15th 2012, 8:50 pm

Decided to build a chromoly 25.1E double frame rail notch from the ground up. Ordered the complete chassis from R2B2 racecars and sent the check this week. Going this week to get the box tubing for the jig and get it set up. Gonna take me a while to do so this but I need something to handle the 598 Ahead I want to build. Will post lots of pic went I get started.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on December 21st 2012, 12:49 am

R2B2's stuff should be a very usable kit since it's Jim Geese (old Vanishing Point race cars) chassis designs.

Crank up the Tig welder & go to town. Twisted Evil
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Post  514Fox87 on January 5th 2013, 8:48 pm

Went and picked up the jig today and started gutting the car. Guess you can say its a shell of its former self.25.1E double frame rail 80 notch 011_zpsb0592d8b
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Post  514Fox87 on January 12th 2013, 7:19 pm

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Just spot welds and little metal to remove now. Chassis should ship Monday or Tuesday. I can hardly wait!
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on January 13th 2013, 1:15 am

Depending on how big and/or tight fitting they made the cage you might still need to remove all the remaining inner body/roof structure sheetmetal & inner window frame structures to make room. But removing all of the remaining inner body structure isn't a big deal on a full chassis car anyway since the body it's self is no longer a structural component.
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Post  514Fox87 on January 13th 2013, 1:36 pm

Yeah the inside shell in the roof etc. will all come out. Leaving it in for now to keep it a little stiffer for moving it around. Everything that doesn't need to be in there is coming out. I want it light!
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Post  Nevs on January 13th 2013, 8:42 pm

[quote="514Fox87"]Yeah the inside shell in the roof etc. will all come out. Leaving it in for now to keep it a little stiffer for moving it around. Everything that doesn't need to be in there is coming out. I want it light![/quote

It should be light! My '93 Mustang hatchback car with a mild steel 2X3 main frame weighed 2170# without me in it. A460 headed, A96 block 557", powerglide combo...A 25.1E chromoly car should be a little lighter I would think, with an iron block I would guess about like mine with the aluminum block...I look forward to watching the build.

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Post  514Fox87 on February 23rd 2013, 6:23 pm

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Post  bbf-falcon on February 23rd 2013, 8:57 pm

Lookin good Melvin,we'll be watchin the progress. Very Happy

ps.....did Rodger sell the Maverick?I seen it on racejunk awhile back.

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Post  cool40 on February 24th 2013, 1:12 pm

Look'n good......tig welding sucks! IMO,lol Mad I can say i'm getting better as i go.whats the wb gona be?
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Post  514Fox87 on February 24th 2013, 5:07 pm

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Not made up my mind on wheelbase yet. But thinking about stretching it a little maybe to a 110.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on February 24th 2013, 8:07 pm

If you're planning on slamming it on the ground you might have to get a little creative to find more wheel tub height/room since it is a notchback. 110" w/b is fine too, more stable on the top end is more-gooder. Cool
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Post  514Fox87 on May 12th 2013, 2:28 pm

25.1E double frame rail 80 notch Funnycarcage_zpsbe0633a225.1E double frame rail 80 notch 2013-05-12_08-55-36_245_zps09655108

Made some more progress with the new chassis. Ready to sell the race car so I can finish this one!

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Post  Nevs on May 12th 2013, 4:02 pm

Looking good! Cool
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Post  70FB on May 12th 2013, 4:32 pm

Sweet! I wish I had the time and money to go there. Nice work.
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Post  514Fox87 on May 19th 2013, 1:44 pm

more progress!
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on May 22nd 2013, 6:22 am

Lookin good. Cool

I forget if it's been mentioned but is this going to be a tri-pod setup for the top strut mounts, or will it have the traditional down bars running from the A-pillar bars to the top strut mounts?
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Post  cool40 on May 22nd 2013, 11:38 pm

keep up the good work! if you plan on .024 steel floor start saving up $$ for silicon bronze rod! affraid i'd never used any till i needed to weld the tin and i got sticker shock! Laughing
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Post  514Fox87 on May 23rd 2013, 6:22 am

This is the tripod setup for the strut mounts. This is a lot of fun to build, but I wish I had the money to buy one complete. I'm getting impatient and don't have the money to throw at it like I'd I wish I could.
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 23rd 2013, 8:09 pm

You've done alot of work Melvin. Lookin good. Wink

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Post  cool40 on July 5th 2013, 10:25 pm

update! Very Happy 
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Post  514Fox87 on July 7th 2013, 8:19 pm

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The first photo we had to redesign the double frame rail to get me more room in the car.  I fit nicely now!  Ordered the Strange frontend Friday so it should be in this week.  Gotta keep Richie going!  He has done an outstanding job putting this thing together!
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Post  cool40 on July 8th 2013, 2:05 am

Damn nice look'n work! Cool 
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Post  514Fox87 on August 11th 2013, 5:28 pm

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Also bought 2 sheets of steel for firewall and floor. Hey Rick u still wanting to sell the 557?
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Post  514Fox87 on October 2nd 2016, 8:33 pm

Finally after a long time of sitting in the corner the chassis is loaded in the trailer along with the bell and GF2000 5 speed and heading to Vanishing Point Race Cars to get finished. Chassis is 75% welded but needs to be finished. It's sat long enough and I've gotten impatient. Weeks have turned to months and months to years. Need this car done so I can take it to the reunion next year.
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