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Spindle for Centerlok

Rear Spindle for Centerlok

What an interesting couple of days. As most of you know we have focused most of our efforts on the Trans-Am style cars. They along with F1 are our first love, and we really want the series to succeed.

However in the last couple of days we got a call from the organizer of another series. This series also races full bodied cars on road courses. After some discussion we have agreed to start writing on a monthly basis about the cars in that series, as well as some other information. Hopefully by Monday we will have some more information to share on this.

When we founded Roadraceparts.com a few years ago our first customer was a fellow from California by the name of Russ Thurber. Over the years we have cooperated with Russ in selling several racecars out in California, as well as some other parts.
Recently Russ returned to a business he had operated “back in the day”. He had opened a business call Vintage Racing Tees, which offers a range of racing themed tee shirts with a nostalgic twist. These are all printed in facility there in Ca. and shipped directly to you. Check them out at http://www.vintageracingtees.com. (a little secret- we will soon be selling them on the roadraceparts.com website or directly at selected tracks in the southeast)

So you have my apologies for being a little slack in posting. We will get back on track this weekend.

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Chassis front

For several years I have had a bare GT1 style chassis lying around the shop. And admittedly I have been trying to sell it. Well, to be candid, I wasn’t exactly overrun with takers.

So after some deliberation I decided to go ahead and build it into a vintage GT1 style car. So after some consultation, I sent the chassis to Scott McLearen of 2M Engineering to lay the ground work.

First let me say that although I have the parts to make it into a true TA style, centerlok hubbed ride I choose not to yet. The reason being that I may use it for track days, or rentals first. And its cheaper to use 5 x 5’s. I can always swap to the centerloks.

Scott did a great job of fabricating the suspension and getting the car up on its wheels. He made brand new control arms and uprights, all the links, and trailing arms, etc. No used parts in the suspension at all.

Bodywork

Now I get to try my hand at fitting the body. The body I choose, is the correct one for this vintage of chassis, an 1987 Mustang carbon kevlar piece. This particular body was used, as you can see on the #65 AER car in 88. Still has the four National event win decals in place.
I’m just finishing trimming out the steel roof, required for these bodies. Mounting begins next week.

If you need good fabrication, or assistance at the race track I strongly recommend Scott.

Front Bodywork

Bodywork