well, got some work done on this. even took pictures, but left the camera at home. this model is 80% complete, I went to change the motor from a Ford SOHC to a hemi a while ago, but the hemi is too long. its the overhead cam hemi. so it got put in the box.
now, its back on the bench. to me, also, it was sitting like a hiboy and I wanted to get the body lower on the frame, so I did that part yesterday, taking sections out of the firewall and rear seat panel dividing the trunk from the interior. I just have to cut the seat down, but that will be later on. this will save me a lot of time, now I don't have to "Z" the frame. next will be stretching the frame and dropping the grille to make the hood level with the lowered body. I didn't want the motor thru the hood, but with the lowering of the body, I may have no choice unless I run the single 4 bbl manifold instead of the tunnel ram.
I need to strip the paint off of it and redo the interior. don't know if I am going to keep the street rod look of the interior or make it a little racier. we will see. pictures to come soon.
here is the frame as it sits, I may narrow it a little more, but I love the slicks that are on there and where they are sitting. I have to drop the body more. sits like a hiboy. don't know if I am keeping the gold rims either.
here is the overhead cam hemi that is going in. by dropping the body down, the carbs and air cleaner will not clear the hood. do I bust a hole in the hood or run the single 4 bbl manifold and keep everything under the hood?