Work has proceeded, slowly. Last month I managed to assemble an S10 rear axle - 2WD with a 2.72 gear set and a mini-spool. This will help us overcome our loss of traction, and get our wheels spinning a little faster so we can possibly get our top speed where we need it. We lost 40 mph due to wheel spin. Very disappointing.
The axle is larger and beefier than the stock rear axle, same width. Its modified with C-clip eliminators. I just need to get it installed and build up rear disc brakes. Then the old axle goes into the 620 at the other end of the shop - the parts truck is getting built back up into a driver. I have to decide if its getting painted or not before I go too nuts assembling it. Its actually amazing how many leftovers we have from building the race truck. Do we build a clone of it in street trim?
The S10 axle was a score then. 2.72 is pretty damn low, but then I have zero experience on the salt.
I built a race car out of spare 510 parts, mostly leftovers from my dad's and my brother's cars. Set the pole at SPIR in its first race. Then DNF'd because of a dirty fuel tank...
Paint or no paint depends on the look. How does it look now? Rusty is cool, as long as it's not swiss cheese.