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· Stirrer of the Pot
1,252 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Just condensing everything into an easy to read/find thread. (Yea didn't realize I forgot to log into Mike aka UPS-Charger. Posting this for him)

You Can Also Follow the Build on www.9secondcharger.com

Scope of build--
Weight Reduction DONE
Complete Drivetrain Upgrade Rear End and trans done
8-71 EFI 426 Stroker DONE
Custom Interior DONE
Tubular front k member DONE
Th400, trans brake DONE
Fast efi DONE
29x10.5R15 slicks (stock frame rails and wheel well sizes) DONE
Triangulated 4-link DONE
Upgraded brakesDONE
Fuel cell and upgraded fuel system DONE
Body modification DONE
Front Facia DONE

and Much Much More. Follow along for updates and progress.

Here are a few pics of weight reduction that is currently going on.

Here's a little teaser posted by Justin.

Here are a few pics of the rear end we picked up from the guys over at VRN. (Custom Back braced Fab 9')

Lower trailing arm mount and cross member. You can see where we're going with the drive shaft safety loop. (go Justin Go)

More progress on rear "subframe". Structure for the sway bar and coil overs is now mocked up.

Here are a few pics of the progress on the rear housing.

Front end Updates

Here are some pics of the front K-Member

Here are some pics of the battle box for the lower control arm and this will also serve as the motor mount pedestal.

Rear End And Suspension


· Stirrer of the Pot
1,252 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Using this for links to all the parts for sale...

SHR Transmission
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=190662 SOLD

RT Brakes

Pro-Torque Convertor
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=195164 SOLD

Rear End
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=195163 SOLD

Daytona Seats
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=195161 SOLD

Dr's and Wheels
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?p=2671593#post2671593 SOLD

Slp Catback Exhaust
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?p=2671599#post2671599 SOLD

Hood and Bumper
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=189590 SOLD(Hood)

Coolant Tank, Seatbelts, Shifter, Engine Cover, Radio/Bezel, Airhammer, Front Suspension(Seatbelts Sold)

For Those Interested in the Motor Build many details can be found here


More details pertaining to the motor shall be released shortly.

Finally here is a link to a slideshow of what began back in February '09


Check us out over at http://lxandbeyondnats.com/ Don't miss this event and you're chance to see UPS-Charger on the track!

· Premium Member
885 Posts
Tubing and front control arm will be at the shop tomorrow. Time to get the tubing bender out. Short week this week, but this project is a priority for me. Time to test the old ME degree! Going to be mocking up the front geometry first and then creating a rear subframe for the rear end.

· Premium Member
885 Posts
Oooo, sounds good justin can't wait to see some pics, no big hurry though we got a loong time til' race season starts up again :)
As soon as I start thinking that way, spring will be on top of me. Designing the details is one thing, and then there's all of the work to finish weld it and put her back together. Lots to do. Can't let it sit idle.

· Registered
396 Posts
Very very true justin, i could see it being like oh we'll put this to the side for a lil while, next thing you know its feb and nothing and its half done haha.

And Nathan, we havent weighed it yet, but we're thinking 4 guys could be able to lift up the whole thing.

· Hopped up on Super Supreme
7,704 Posts
Good luck with the all out build bud!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see this thing lay down rubber on you tube

· Stirrer of the Pot
1,252 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Good luck with the all out build bud!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see this thing lay down rubber on you tube

Well if you can please do, I know many are curious what a shell alone weights and how much weight you were able to remove.
Maybe we should go take a pic of the four of us lifting it. Justin, Phil, Mike and Myself should suffice don't ya think?

· speedjunkie
2,802 Posts
wow i though he was done after the 8-71 blower haha..... i guess its never enough, is this going to be street legal and enough room made to run 12 to 14 in wide wheels or sticking with 10, to 10.5 ????
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