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Old December 4th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default "PitBull" build

Formally "Ratatat". Not going military theme any more
so I needed a new name.
Seeing as how we just adopted another Pit - it fit.

Here is were I was after a 5-1/2" Fernon Chop
and flipped trailing arms.






Picked up a 10" DBUG beam extender and rebuilt beam with
Ghia disk brakes the other day for a whopping $200.
I'll be ditching the custom set I made. Just dont feel comfortable enough about it. Once my fab skills are better I'll tackle it again for the next project. Been working on the Fuel gauge mount also. I will be doing a hood dash like Timbo
(love that dash man)
but want it to be totally smooth except for the Spedo gauge which will go were the VW logo use to reside. So I mounted the fuel gauge on the outside of the hood like the 69 through 72 firebird hood mounted tachs. Its sticking to high right now so I need to figure out a better way to mount it so it sits lower. I used an old Pops Nose I had and part of the Dash grill. Still needs some finish work but overall I think it will work. I used the dash grill as a backdrop so that the Horizontal lines match the Dash hood which has the Vertical grilles. (68 on up hood)




These are the wheels I'll be running - Orginal Cragar chevy bolt pattern. I need to find two more for the front that arn't
so wide. These are 7" wide which is to wide for the hot rod look I am after.


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Old January 15th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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Finally had some time over the Holidays and got some much needed work done on the Pit... Flipped Trailing arms have been benched until the next project. Biggest gain was the dash. Total Copy from Timbo but added some of my own ideas...Thanks Timbo for the great idea!
Also flipped the gas flap so that it will pull in air. From there it will go to the vents on the top of the dash. I used hinge from a side popout window so that I can open it and keep it open.








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Old January 15th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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I like the dash.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 08:08 PM   #4
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Damn, the Pit looks ferocious!
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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #5
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Suicide Gas Door... The devil is in the details, huh?

Pretty cool little detail.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:17 AM   #6
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Thanks guys - really happy I finally got some time to work on it.
Life with kids, Wife, two jobs etc dosnt leave allot of time for the project.
Or funds! I have allot more ides in my head than I do time to implement them.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 09:59 AM   #7
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Looking good. Keep it up and you will be crusin soon.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #8
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Thanks Tim. Of course I already have plans for the next one
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Looking really good the details are killer....Love the dash as well
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