Meet Red, my 81 Restomod Build

Randyzzz

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I think I’m finally done with the gas tank install- the fab part that is. I built the front and rear bars to hold it in position today.
CD53935B-E216-4B33-8892-4592686F4998.jpeg The rear bar was easy. A straight shot. It’s “c” channel and mounted so that it will deflect/contain those two tabs in case I ever get rear ended.
72C50938-10CD-40D3-9C2B-414D3A57CF37.jpeg The front bar was a bit more complicated but simple enough. CB5475A8-9DAE-4AB9-B9FE-6A345A580600.jpeg Bent the straps up- 57181C8B-209A-4D88-89D4-BCFB7F44B45F.jpeg A76FEDD8-8248-4A8E-95AA-64F656AC6932.jpeg The tank is finally up and in place. The white tape material under the contact points is actually plastic backed rubberized seaming material used on gutters, roof, and the like. It’s about 3/32 thick and really durable. Should keep the tank from abrading on the supports. 41A4C2C8-CC9F-4B17-A111-3DA2771EDFFA.jpeg BFE1F301-0EC8-4D51-A15E-ECCAD443B523.jpeg Here you can see the overall ground clearance. Not bad for 25 gallon capacity. 35DED324-1A2D-46FB-AE30-3B77C6E4FB0E.jpeg The level represents the bottom of the tub with no body lift. I’m going to try and fab up a 1 3/4” fill setup and hopefully eliminate slow filling and spit-back. Stay tuned!
 

Randyzzz

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More goodies! UPS just dropped off my radiator and my SpeedHut gauges!
5248A24B-4CB7-4BC0-BE9D-10B618DF9AC6.jpeg The radiator is a BeCool dual pass. It will be a chore to fit as it is about an inch or so wider than stock- but that will be worth it. 71C3E8F5-FE92-4154-A755-353F8AED14FB.jpeg The SpeedBut gauges are amazing. Worth every penny. But I forgot to buy the 12x1.5 adapter for the temp sender...$14.99 part and 14.00 shipping. Doh. Can’t wait to see these babies installed! E0DE0D62-B4E0-4664-A31F-0C0025DC11FC.jpeg 0F67FE47-4DF7-4D75-BDA1-7093CB923F8E.jpeg
 

Randyzzz

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Pulled off the white spoke wheels in hopes of selling them. Put on a set of vintage Western Bullet wheels. They’re totally awesome, but just not what I had in mind for this build. I’ll probably sell them too. 229269E6-2B51-4EF6-B188-EFA3414A08D3.jpeg FC23829D-18B1-41D6-A71F-73EDCE694CE0.jpeg
 
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