our core team [Jeff, Monte, and myself] has been pondering for some time about our next build. After considering a long list of pros and cons we began to focus in on a G body. They work well, easy to build, parts still plentiful, many check marks on the pro side of the list.
I put the word out to find a Regal body and in a few days, this one was discovered three miles from my shop.
Please stay tuned and watch for a few different ideas. One modification I have in mind is about the body to frame mounts. The factory cushions between body and frame are about 1" thick. The plan is to eliminate those mounts and set the body directly on the frame for a small lowering of the "look" Some of the floor areas will be sliced to allow some of the frame to fit through the floor.
Larry, when I saw you using the original frame and that G body I knew you would be producing a very cool build. I be right here watching as your mods take place. What's been going on with the S10 .... I hear some talk of the interior stripped to the bare bones , but then some talk of not doing that.. So what's the scoop ?
HAVE THEY CALLED US YET ? THEY HAVE!!!
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RED, I sold the S-10 to Troy Morgan. We flip-flopped some then settled into upgrading it with carpet and factory door panels. The dash is still under consideration.
To review, Troy has a very successful Monte Carlo G body I built and sold to him some years ago. It began its drag race career as an IHRA Crate Motor stocker, then foot brake, then super pro before selling it to Troy. When I began the Super 10, Troy said, "when you are ready to sell, it's mine" There is a thread about the Super 10 and it will be back with updates in a few weeks.
Other notes of interest, The 4 B will have a four-link with 32 x 14 tire. The front suspension will be mostly factory with a 2" drop spindle. It will be completely built in-house with a close eye on cost savings, yet it will be a very solid, very competitive piece.
With other builds, I have constructed the new rear frame section by mitering 2 x 2 tubing, custom cut and welded to fit as needed. This build will experiment with several ideas that have been perking for a while.
These frame rails are Chassis Engineering, 2 x 3 .120 wall with the four-link brackets welded in their jig. The pricing is very reasonable. "some trimming and fitting required" We knew that