Be prepared, C-Prepared Autocross (1981 Camaro)

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  1. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    Autocross only. There won't be much of any interior... Lexan and fiberglass everywhere possible, but technically I could put tags on it... Won't get far on a 5 gallon fuel cell and a 600hp motor.
     
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    Rest of the cage came in, so I started on the front bars:

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    Just have to notch and weld, then I can work on hanging the front coilovers and bodywork.
     
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    Want rear disc for your car? I have a Trans Am set from an 79 I decided to not use after I bought a disc brake rear complete.

    Brian
     
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    5 gal. fuel tank and 600 hp? That's like running a marathon on just a power bar. Thinking out loud. So far, it looks very good.
     
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    Car only has to run full bore for ~60 seconds, 3-5 times. I may consider a 10 gallon cell, but weight is key.

    Thanks for the offer on the brakes, but I'm doing a 9" rear, so I'll probably end up doing an Exploder setup.
     
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    Looks like this thing will be an animal.
     
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    Got a little more work done today, and at the end, it finally looked like a car.

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    Dash bar in, engine bars welded in place.

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    The broken and beaten glass front clip. I'll get to repairing it soon, but at least it was cheap.

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    It's a car! Well, kinda. The front clip isn't bolted on, but it's something.
     
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    Looks light, I like it a lot. Do you have a target final weight you're shooting for?

    I took my Scion to my first Autox yesterday, I'm definitely already hooked. I've been trying to decide what class our 79 will fall in.. I dug through the rulebook for a while, but I'm still not exactly sure.
     

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