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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know where to get a complete tubular chassis for a 66? Is there such a place?? You think it would be difficult to convert? Thanks - Chris

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 12:23 PM
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I think that is usally custom work. A all out race shop should be able to help if you bring enough $$$ with you. What are you trying to build?

66 Fastback GT with long rod roller cam 302 and T5 trans. On the street and still needs a lot of work.
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I wanna build a race car out of a mustang, but the chassis is not strong enough for what I wanna do.

66 coupe,V8 conversion, 87 302 roller motor, GT40 heads with 202 valves, Weiland Stealth Dual Plane Intake, mallory distributor, headers/ H pipes, C-4 tranny, Granada Disks, 8 in 3.80 posi rear, Magna performance suspension
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You can easliy strengthen a subframe mustang. If you install subframe conectors, monte carlo bar, export brace, and since you are racing, you wil need a full roll cage anyway, it will strengthen it quite a bit. I have seen car's with 1000+ horsepower engines just with the mods I have mentioned.

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Instead of cutting up a good mustang, why don't you have the tube chassis made and put a glass body on it.

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Looks like another visit from the "parts rack"

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I hace a '66 Coupe for sale. 4-link, a-arm front. Will accept any engine & is running right now with a 466/C-4. Car has been in the 8's & is NHRA certified to go to 7.50. It's easier to buy one, cheaper too. As for those leaf springs holding 1000 HP Not unless you want to spend some real $$$ I'm working on a sleeper '66, 408W with a Vortec "S" trim. About 800 HP & it's going in a stock front chassis, 4-link rear with a 12 point cage. BTW my '66 has a title & tag, head, tail, & brake lights, glass & steel doors, glass front, hood & trunk & has gone a 1.21 60'.
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I agree with Rick...much easier and more cost-effective to buy a race car already built...

For example, my race car runs in the mid-low 11's and can be had, with support parts, for around 10K turnkey. Rick's car, given its build state, would likely be twice that or more.

How fast do you want to go?? *G*

I'll post back with some links for chassis suppliers with whom I've had good experiences in the past......

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Some links:

S&W Race Cars

Chris Alston Chassisworks

Competition Engineering

Perhaps Rick can add some more...I'll update when more come to mind...

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You can check out this project http://www.carter-engineering.com/ for a tube frame '67. You didn't say if you need such a chassis for drag or road racing. For drag look to Competition Engineering. Road racing do some research on the current Trans-Am cars for ideas/inspiration. You can see my caged '67 at the link below. Good luck.
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