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145" Slingshot build in the UK
« on: May 14, 2015, 09:09:55 AM »
Well I've taken the plunge. I have commissioned a small shop to build me a slingshot chassis. The car will be a blown methanol SBC driving through a shorty glide to a final drive 9" ford.  The reason for the fairly short WB is that it will be stored in my garage and unfortunately UK garages are not very big. I'll keep this updated as things progress.  I hope folks like my build and any advice you can inpart would be greatfully recieved.

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 12:35:54 PM »
Great!!! Enjoy the build--you will have that thing or some detail about it on your mind for the next two years easy--every night as you fall to sleep you will be planning dragster stuff--it is a good life! That first pass is as good as your first girl friend--and if it makes a full pass first time out well...maybe better! Good luck!!
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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 02:54:15 PM »
Chry 8 3/4 rear is a little smaller and less expensive, holds up fine to around 800hp

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 05:54:20 PM »
Do you know Sam Freeman?  He is over in UK as well, and is building a FED himself in his garage there. A super nice fellow as well!


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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 12:58:38 AM »
Hi Chris, Name doesn't ring a bell.There are a few being built here.

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 11:36:54 AM »
Well I've placed my deposit, Steve will order the chrome molly for the chassis and hopefully in three weeks he can start my chassis. So looking forward to having a car.

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 05:38:12 AM »
Exciting times, post pictures as the build progresses.
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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 06:56:41 AM »
Put the engine out as far as you can. Other wise your wheelie bars may need to be as long as the car.

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2015, 12:03:01 PM »
Ok. Enough teasing. I now have some pictures of the car being built. Hope you all like.

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 04:57:38 AM »
Nice Mate

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 09:40:42 AM »
looks good nice short car

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 05:08:29 AM »
Looks great! Does the drawing says 15,6 ft total length?

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2015, 12:54:12 PM »
Latest pictures of the build
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 12:56:45 PM by Ponti »

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 07:49:42 AM »
Nice stance! 8)  Keep the pictures coming!

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Re: 145" Slingshot build in the UK
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2015, 03:16:48 PM »
Wow!!Beautiful car so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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