The project is going to be built and financed by myself but with special mention and interest to the MWR recreation department. For those of you that dont know that is the Morale Welfare Recreation. It is a set of programs and services that are beneficial to the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and their families. As the build moves along I intend to use the car as a teaching tool to instruct those willing to learn on how to go about some of the aspects of building a car beyond the standard practices (oil,brakes,maintenance). Instruction that is not currently available. I hope to gather enough interest in the project that at the end I will be able to approach the MWR and have them bring about a program like this for all of the major military installations.
I got the idea for the design while listening to the beginning of Voodoo Child by Jimi hendrix and looking at the Boyd Possesed wheels. So Thank you Jimi you did much for all of us!
The rendering was done by Ben Meissner and I cannot be happier with his work. We are doing a few minor changes but nothing major. "http://www.streetroddesigns.com"
Original 1969 GTO with 35,000 original miles
1976 pontiac 400 with a 671 blower
stock TH400 transmission
12bolt BOP rear
met. Purple/primer black paint
462 c.i. 1969 block bored .040 4.25 stroke BBC Rod
worked 6x heads
6-71 BDS blower
TCI 700r4 Transmission w/full manual reverse valve body
Kore3 brakes 12.75" front 12" rear
Currie 9" rear
Curretrac rear billet upper and lower arms
Fays2 Watts Link
3 way Adjustable shocks front and rear
SPC lowering springs Front and rear
AFX tall spindles
SPC ultralight control arms
SPC Tubular lower arms
Hellwig sway bars front and rear
NAPA premium steering components
Hydratech Hydraboost balanced system
Tom Lee quick ratio steering box
Tom Lee power steering pump
Boyd Possesed 19x11 rear
Boyd Possesed 18x10 front
Kumho Ecsta xs 285/35/19
Kumho Ecsta xs 265/35/18
I havent decided on seats yet, since Im 6'4" I have to look around and do research but I would like to find heated/cooled seats.
I will post all the progress as I go and keep up with the pictures but instead of putting everything up on all the websites I have just created a Facebook for all of you that would like to keep up.