my name is James, I'm 23 from Texas. I started this build when I was 21 so I've been at it for a while primarily getting the car where it needs to be and performance. Just opened up a small shop here in north texas for performance, fabrication, restoration, chassis, etc. Pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I currently still have a day jobwhile the business is taking off as an aviation sheetmetal fabricator. It requires a HIGH attention to detail which follows me in everything I do.
Here are a few photos of where I'm at and what has been done in the past. The plan is grabber blue with black as an accent.
First coats of 2k primer
Just about finished with the engine bay. Used the toughest **** I could find cuz I spend a substantial amount of time under the hood.
Filling 18 holes in the trunk lid.
Homemade 14" aluminum drag wing to mount on the trunk lid.
Trunk lid almost lined out. She was WAVY from all the welding.
You guys would cringe if you saw what the previous owner did to "repair" this rear 1/4. 1" thick body filler and over 70 holes from a poor job at dent pulling
Getting started on these repairs
Home built 6-71 blower. Turning the rotors down .010" to have the proper rotor to front case clearance
Cleaning 60 years of gunk from the blower, smoothing the case for powder coating, and rebuilding.
Home built blower manifold on the Bridgeport
Rebuilt the rear with 4.56 gears, Kevlar clutches, and some goodies.
Welding in a 6pt roll bar.
Plenty more has been done but these are the highlights. More progress pics to follow as I keep working on the car.