Single Seat Race Car Build Part 5: Uh Oh… Having To Rebuild The Frame Rails Isn’t Ideal


Single Seat Race Car Build Part 5: Uh Oh… Having To Rebuild The Frame Rails Isn’t Ideal

When you embark on a one-off custom race car project and are moving right along with your deadline looking attainable, it is NOT good to get word that the frame rails you have based your whole project on are not legal. This is no bueno, but this is what happened and so the only choice is to fix it. So do you start from scratch, or modify what you’ve got. Watch.

Bennett’s Customs is an Australian traditional hot rod builder that does some pretty cool car and motorcycle projects, and they have embarked on a new project that must be done by September in order to go racing at the Perkolilli Red Dust Revival. This is a single-seat race car build, like one that you would have seen in the 1940s and they are building it from a mix of scratch-made parts, stuff that has been sitting around collecting dust, and some more traditional parts they will no doubt be wheeling and dealing for. If you are into traditional rides, like those we feature from Iron Trap Garage, then you are going to dig what they are doing here. I’m intrigued, and inspired, by projects like this because we all tend to make projects that are so complicated and big that they take forever. If instead, we worked on some smaller projects, maybe we could get more of them done.

This project here is no lightweight with regards to the work required since they are doing this all from scratch, but it sure looks like it is going to be a fun one and we can’t wait to watch it come together.

Video Description:

On this episode we rectify our main issue – The Frame. We replace our frame rails with some factory Ford Model A rails to follow the guide lines as per the race requirements (Always read the fine print Ladies and Gentlemen). The list is growing and we are starting to tick the boxes. Long nights are amongst us!


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