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Sid's Vega
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:17:10 PM »


This is a picture of my grandmother the day she bought the Vega.

The car is a 1975 Vega wagon and she bought it in 1977.   She planned on trading it in on a new car in 1988 but I told her that I wanted it and she gave it to me.  I've had it ever since.

Much more to come, Phil
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 01:28:10 PM »


I drove the car for a couple of years and decided that it had to have a V8.  I found a mild built 327, turbo 350 trans and posi Ford 8 inch with 355 gears and got to work. The car ran great but was just a little hard to keep straight on small tires so I decided to store it until I could afford to build it right.  It's was in storage for a long time. 
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 01:35:16 PM »


This is how it sat in storage for about 20 years.  About 6 months ago I pulled it out and began the build.  It started by stripping the car down to the rolling shell.

This is where it starts getting good.  :D
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 06:15:48 PM »
WOW i haven't seen a Vega in a long time. Looks like you had a clean car to start with. Looking forward on seeing pix of the build.
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 08:19:15 AM »
The car is super clean and straight.

wheels and tires.

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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 08:23:04 AM »
Rear


Strange axles
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 08:30:32 AM »
stripped down and ready to cut.

This is the rear tire in place and how it will sit.
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 09:21:29 AM »
Very cool project. Theres a opening at Fast n Loud since Aaron left. lol
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 09:48:48 AM »
love that wheel offset. :) and the Ford rear ends are tough as all h3ll...but personally, I like skinny tires on the rear. makes it really easy to slide sideways thru non-populated corners...I have destroyed my share of differentials.

how do your suspension components look like, and setup? and do you have enough oil filters :)?
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 10:37:52 AM »
Front suspension is Mustang II style with SPC double adjustable upper arms and Ridetech strong arm lowers. I'll be running a Howe 3 piece sway bar with Afco coilovers all around.

The rear is a custom built 3 link with a Griggs performance watts link.

Brakes are all Wilwood.

I'll upload more photos later.
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 10:39:53 AM »
I post more car stuff to Instagram.  phil1008 or littlegreenvega.
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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 11:40:25 AM »
Wilwood brakes and Pro 2 inch drop spindles.

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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 01:38:58 PM »
So this is where we are at right now...almost the half way point.



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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »
I am not a car guy, but have to say I think that this restoration of a car that your grandmother gave to you is a very cool and admirable thing.  It is a great story.  Good luck with your project and many years of enjoyment when you are done (if one is ever truly "done" with a labor of love like this)

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Re: Sid's Vega
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2017, 06:23:41 PM »
I am not a car guy, but have to say I think that this restoration of a car that your grandmother gave to you is a very cool and admirable thing.  It is a great story.  Good luck with your project and many years of enjoyment when you are done (if one is ever truly "done" with a labor of love like this)

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