Right now as you read this, Project Violent Valiant’s body shell is in a paint booth getting the final bits of color applied before being returned to Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle next week for final assembly and prep for the car’s debut at the 2014 SEMA show. While the car is away, Kevin Tully and the guys at the shop are thrashing hard on all of the stuff that will need to be bolted to the custom built chassis upon its return. There’s the rear axle, the brakes, the custom dash, the exhaust system complete with a beautifully constructed set of hand made headers, and a whole lot more. This update for the project will include those parts and piece. Next week we’ll give you the full skinny on the 528ci, aluminum block, Indy headed Chrysler wedge engine that will be powering this beast but before we get ahead of ourselves let’s tell you about what Kevin and the guys are doing and preparing this week.
As you’d expect, the HRCC staff has a couple irons in the fire. As the Valiant is coming together so it another project that they are working on, a Mercury Comet that is being built for Craftsman. In talking to Kevin the other day, we learned that the Comet is back from paint and the guys are assembling it this week with the plan being to train their guns on the Valiant next. To say that the boys are hustling would be a gross understatement. In talking with Kevin, he loves the hustle and bustle and understands that there are shops sitting around and waiting for the phone to ring in other places around the country so he’s thankful for the work, even if it seems like a handful every now and again.
So, you are up to speed with the happenings at the shop, let’s take a look at Violent Valiant progress!