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    1934 chevy dwarf race car made street legal

     



    this is gotta qualifiy as a rat rod, l'm taking a dwarf race car and stretching the frame 8" and putting in a honda V-twin 1100cc water cooled motor, geo car raditor so cooling will not be a problem, by streching the frame l can set the motor in straight, there is a chain drive adaptor box that converts the chain drive to a driveshaft and connects to a toyota rearend. l have harley fat boy mufflers and the exhaust will run down the passenger side, l put in a lexan l/4" windshield and rear window, the side window on the passenger side is fixed in place and the driverside will move up and down, it has a full roll cage, my family tells me 4 point harness and a helmet when l drive it, there is a fair wheather law so no wipers or fenders required, l'm leaving the numbers and race looking paint, have to figure out shifter and clutch as my big feet won't allow 3 pedals, some how l'll put the clutch on the shifter and rig up a cable for the shifter and hand clutch, paint the wheels black or red, leaving the hoosier street legal tires,
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    Keep the pictures coming. I have long wanted to race one of these dwarf cars and your idea of turning one street legal seems like a great way to build a cheap-ish fun ride. An 8 inch extension of the frame will certainly change the look. What will you do to the body to accomodate the stretch?

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    Many moons ago, I got involved in some of the fabricating for a mini-sprint. Similar setup, motorcycle engine and trans and coilovers. I built the shifter for it, and used a motorcycle clutch lever and cable mounted to the shifter handle.... Seen a few bikes built with the same setup.....
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    neat idea! only thing is to check with your state DOT on getting plates. I have seen these used on fairgrounds for cruising like a golf cart, but on the street.
    good luck & keep us updated with pics/tech info.
    KEEP ON CRUISIN'

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    I like the idea......especialy with the proposed extention ,as long as you dont drive it like it what it was built for on the streets.....
    Its gunna take longer than u thought and its gunna cost more too(plan ahead!)

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    Looks like a Legends car. How much smaller is it than a Legends? I really like the Legends cars, but if I ever got in one, they would need the "jaws of life" to get me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 37 Caddy
    Keep the pictures coming. I have long wanted to race one of these dwarf cars and your idea of turning one street legal seems like a great way to build a cheap-ish fun ride. An 8 inch extension of the frame will certainly change the look. What will you do to the body to accomodate the stretch?
    going to tak the hood and strecth it about 6'' and the motor will stick out of a hole cut in the hood,, no side hood panels,, hope that answers ur ???,,,thanks

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