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DIY: Race Car Build In Progress… Part 3

Today Scot takes on the challenging task of setting up the rear end and then the engine

Today’s installment is yet another reminder of the patience and skill required to take on a project like this. Even more work if your plan is to make it a competitive Pro Touring race car. If you missed Part 1 click here, and if you missed Part 2 click here. 

As someone who has been doing a lot of wrenching on my new-to-me 2000 FRC, I have come to appreciate what Scot is doing even more. Without further ado, here is more custom fabrication work from Scot.

Scot has most of the rear-end work done now, the dog bone and shock mounts are welded in, and the coil overs are installed.  With those fat rear tires on, Scot comments, “looks fast just sitting there… Lots of work so far!”

I agree Scot, but well worth it to watch this progress!

Next Scot will work on getting the sway bar mounted. Once completed he can start on the front end. Once the front is complete he’ll drop that beautiful “blue motor” and transmission in. Then it can all get torn apart so he can finish all the welding, sandblast the chassis and rebuild and paint (or powder coat) all the parts.

Then Scot will re-install everything for a rolling chassis. As expected he comments, “Wow sounds like a lot of work??? Then I can start in on the body. That’s an ordeal in itself. YAY!!”

So far Scot estimates 200 hours of work, yikes! But he reminds us, “I am enjoying every minute doing this project.”

Back to that C4 donor car for a moment, as Scot has finished striping it so he can remove it from his shop. Thanks to the C4 for “taking one for the team”!

Scot takes a needed timeout from the suspension and framework to do some more tasks on that pretty blue engine.

There is still so much to do, and thanks for following along so far. As always we have vibrant discussions on our Facebook page and I would love to have you join us!  Douglas B.