Project Violent Valiant is soldiering along at Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle these days despite the crushing forces of winter trying to freeze half of the country to death. Kevin Tully is keeping warm by the heat of his TIG torch and plasma cutter and that’s plenty hot enough for us. This week, we’re going to update you on new roll cage construction progress, the removal of the car’s front clip, and a little mock up of things to come. You know that there’s a moment in your project when you just have to cheat a little to see things as they are going to be in the future. It provides a little motivation and frankly it is good for the soul to see what your end product is going to look like using a little imagination…and a floor jack or two.
We’ve recently been spending a lot of time talking about the back of the car with the last few updates having concentrated on the fuel system, the rear end, and installing the rear portion of the roll cage. We’re not saying that end of things is “done” but it is done enough to move onto other areas, mainly the driver’s area and the front suspension. Since Kevin will me making his own frame rails for the front oft he car and using a different suspension configuration from the stock Valiant, the first thing he did was harness the heat of the sun in his hand thanks to Miller and remove the remains of the Valiant’s face. We’ll pick up the photos and captions from there –