I decided to use some drag radials on it. Yeah I know they're borderline legal but I didn't want to go really fat and have to back half the chassis but I wanted some wide meat that could theoretically handle a blown engine.
Although they would have fitted stuffed up in there I didn't like the look. Also, the wheel wells were flat at the top to clear the body and there was a limit to how low the car could go.
That said I went the mini-tub route. I cut the front wheel wells from an old 06 Camaro chassis I had.
....and the tire fit.
With the mini-tubs in it was clear that the interior would need some work to make it all fit. The pic below shows the interior pan as it fitted before rework. Sorry for the huge pic, I thought I reduced it.
In order the keep the package tray int the stock position I had to add a styrene strip to hold it up before I cut the end pieces which were the only thing holding it up.
...and the result
And so then I had to cut the seat and interior panels to make them fit, which I wasn't sure at this point that they would. Actually, I thought I might have to go without a back seat, but it came out okay.
I had already decided to use some sport seats I had and once I realized that I could use the backseat, I wanted the front seats to match the back seats so I skinned the stock front seats and used the upholstery on the sport seats.
Right now I'm working on some front and rear fascia mods. Nothing crazy but definitely notable.
stitchdup: No but it looks pretty decent, not sure about ordering from poland though cos that would be pricey
Feb 4, 2020 3:06:41 GMT -7
DeeCee: That stuff looks impressive, but a trip to Bunnings will get a good set up mate, and left over money for model kits.
Feb 4, 2020 4:37:07 GMT -7
mmthrax: I use old executive desks. Lots of drawer space and no clutter up top. They also lock to keep kids away from the blades, chemicals etc. They are also super cheap.
Feb 4, 2020 7:35:36 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: A bench set up like this would require me to be organized. Right now, I have my acoustic Ovation on the bench getting some new strings. Someday I will put away these guitars and start smelling the glue again, oh how I do miss those head rushes
Feb 4, 2020 14:17:13 GMT -7
stevet: damn you hit a sweet spot with the willys
Feb 4, 2020 20:22:46 GMT -7
RetroSpectKustoms: I'll post up some pics of my new set up. I am the same as mmthrax, I use an old "Roll top" desk. and have a bunch of draws. I just use some old wooden wine boxes for paint storage, they work insanely well.
Feb 6, 2020 15:01:43 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS Mark, Joe and Mike.... BEAUTIFUL BUILDS guys...
Feb 7, 2020 2:22:01 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: AWESOME BUILDS GUYS - YOU ALL ROCK!!!
Feb 7, 2020 10:31:38 GMT -7
mustang1989: Thanks fellas.
Feb 7, 2020 10:56:06 GMT -7