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    Quote Originally Posted by malamute john View Post
    CORVETTE calipers on a Mustang?!?
    roller bearing idler sounds neat too. looking really nice.
    Well I really wanted to use some from a '57 Isard Goggomobil as anyone that remembers them knows what a cutting edge performance vehicle they were. The problem with sourcing something from such a rare and exotic vehicle as the Goggomobil is that "when" you can find parts they are extremely expensive. So it came down to '73 pinto or C5 corvette.

    I hope I made the right choice!
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    I dunno...the technical innovation represented by the Goggomobil may have been worth the effort... the money, naturally, aint no thang to a man of your means.

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    Due to distractions caused by my Galaxie project and the NEED to get some forward progress on this project I decided to farm out some simple cage work in the form of adding 3 straight pieces of tube to it as well as fabbing my rear wheel tubs. I just picked the car up from the shop over the weekend so here's some more build porn.

    Dropped it off at the shop:



    Upper attach point


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    When I saw that Camaro in the background, I had to reach for the smelling salts.... then I re-read and saw that you had farmed some of the cage support[s] and such out to a commercial vendor. Had me worried there for a second; thought maybe you'had seen the light'...
    Looks good. Tubs - with the flares, how big of a tyre/wheel will you be able to fit? 12" wheel? There were 10s on the original old car running around on the street as I remember...

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    Yup, 12 wide but haven't decided on diameter. Thinking 18's if I go with a competition street radial, probably 16 if I go with a bias ply slick, the "dropped off at the shop" pic shows it on bias ply slicks. I'm going to go with a 6 or 7" rear spacing trying to keep the rear as narrow as I can but not sure about the fronts yet. I have come close to going into an F body a couple of times but have too much money in this package.
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    Well I brought it home from the shop that fabbed my tubs and installed the extra tubes in the cage and loaded it up on the rotisserie to make it easier to weld in the tubs.



    Got them welded in and primed with some etching primer/



    Flare back in place because it looks so much better.



    This is how I plan on reinforcing the firewall area.


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    Looks like some significant progress; obviously will be ready for the season opener!
    Does look better with the flare...gonna run air ducts to the rear brakes like the old car?

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