Race Car Rolls in the Shop With Some Incredibly Sketchy Fab Work – How Did They Think This Was OK!?
Let’s just say that, at the end of the day, there is definitely a right way and ...
Let’s just say that, at the end of the day, there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to do things when you’re building a race car. Apparently, some folks missed that memo and others just simply don’t care. The result is a whole lot of hodgepodge making its way into some cars that are not only confusing to take in but also sometimes dangerous.
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Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love the backyard builds and creative methods of getting things done. We aren’t necessarily talking about those individuals that get a little bit sloppy from time to time. Instead, we are talking about those who just do a bad job and end up taking things a little bit too far with their need to save a buck.
This time, we check in with a mechanic who has taken on a client’s car. When the car rolled into the shop with the need for a little bit of love, we’re sure that this builder had absolutely no idea just how much love the car would actually need.
Once we find our way underneath the machine to get the tour, the craziness begins. It all starts with a frame that is notched so that the rear end won’t hit it. From there, things get even crazier and it really seems like they’ve Frankenstein-ed together pieces of frame rail while cutting other sections out. There’s definitely a lot of questionable decisions happening under there.
When all is said and done, the man responsible for fixing it up says that this thing should absolutely never go down a drag strip. Luckily, he does also say that the customer doesn’t plan on racing it. Instead, the idea is to get it on the street and just have a nice little driver for regular use.