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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #210 on: May 15, 2021, 10:56:58 AM »
more old pics ..... completely out of order of course.
































































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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2021, 10:58:50 AM »
the 4 seater was a small v8 rail. customer nose dived it and folded the beam around into the side of the frame. twisted the fame a bit too. thats why he stripped it down so far to rebuild and convert.






























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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #212 on: May 15, 2021, 11:03:22 AM »
i built this v6 rail from scratch and used my a arm front end kit.







































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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #213 on: May 15, 2021, 11:04:20 AM »
the 4 seater was a small v8 rail. customer nose dived it and folded the beam around into the side of the frame. twisted the fame a bit too. thats why he stripped it down so far to rebuild and convert.

Wow..one heck of a rebuild. Very nice final product though.

Sure looks a few of these out there for sure. Definitely shows it seems to be a great way to convert the ole beam.

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #214 on: May 15, 2021, 11:06:44 AM »
i added vinyl graphics to it. that was 12 years ago now and it is currently for sale by the current owner at the silver lake dunes for $20k





















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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #215 on: May 15, 2021, 11:07:20 AM »
i built this v6 rail from scratch and used my a arm front end kit.

That thing must have been one fast SOB

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #216 on: May 15, 2021, 11:27:45 AM »
i built this v6 rail from scratch and used my a arm front end kit.

That thing must have been one fast SOB

facebook video from the current owner. silver lake dunes and looks like a drag strip.
https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media?thread_id=100004982942097&attachment_id=1333185243724713&message_id=mid.%24cAABa9BPiXNh-0AdJwV4nsHf3OouT
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #218 on: May 15, 2021, 11:32:40 AM »
it was an n/a 2001 3800 seriesII v6 out of an impala when i built it. they grabbed a super charger off a supercharged 3.8 and bolted it on and had it tunes. bumped it a bit and seems to hook up very well in the wet sand. that was a very fun rail.

https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media?thread_id=100004982942097&attachment_id=1135908206928805&message_id=mid.%24cAABa9BPiXNh-02YxfV4oh2XPCtU9
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #219 on: May 15, 2021, 07:35:44 PM »
it was an n/a 2001 3800 seriesII v6 out of an impala when i built it. they grabbed a super charger off a supercharged 3.8 and bolted it on and had it tunes. bumped it a bit and seems to hook up very well in the wet sand. that was a very fun rail.

Power to weight ratio must be great in that

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #220 on: May 15, 2021, 07:45:49 PM »
Are these measurements more of what you were needing?

At the seat
At the widow base pillar
And where in the area where it would be cut






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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #221 on: May 16, 2021, 06:11:11 AM »
it was an n/a 2001 3800 seriesII v6 out of an impala when i built it. they grabbed a super charger off a supercharged 3.8 and bolted it on and had it tunes. bumped it a bit and seems to hook up very well in the wet sand. that was a very fun rail.

Power to weight ratio must be great in that

it seems to be well balanced. i never actually weighed that rail so i don't know. i'd guess but i was grossly wrong on my current tank  :m
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #222 on: May 16, 2021, 06:12:02 AM »
Are these measurements more of what you were needing?

At the seat
At the widow base pillar
And where in the area where it would be cut






those are the measurements i was looking for....spot on in those locations. you have a high side so this conversion will be a lot simpler.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #223 on: May 16, 2021, 05:48:11 PM »
Are these measurements more of what you were needing?

At the seat
At the widow base pillar
And where in the area where it would be cut






those are the measurements i was looking for....spot on in those locations. you have a high side so this conversion will be a lot simpler.

Good deal, looking forward to making this swap   :) :)

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #224 on: June 17, 2021, 11:20:58 AM »
Rumor has it my front end will be shipping today!!  :) :)

Looking forward to seeing this bad boy!