With the holiday season behind us and arctic temps settling in around Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle in Illinois, work has resumed at a feverish pace on Project Violent Valiant. In this update we’re going to take a look inside the car to see what Kevin has been up to. We’ll see how he surgically removed the pristine factory floor and how the rear section of the roll cage has started coming together. If you own stock in a steel tubing company you may be in good shape after you see how much is being burned into the back of the Valiant for safety, structure, and stiffness.
This is the part of any build that is so vitally important and normally does not get the spotlight shined on it like other, more sexy parts. The work that is being done here to both add safety for the driver is also integral in terms of chassis integrity to make sure that the suspension is going to be the only factor in controlling how this thing handles, not a flexy weirdo chassis. Kevin uses both the SCCA and NHRA rule books to insure that the cage meets all of the necessary standards and then he goes above and beyond, which we will show you below. Kevin is hoping to have the car out and rolling by the time Power Tour rolls around so he will surely be hustling hard from now until then.
Without further adieu, here’s our latest update on Project Violent Valiant –