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Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
4/5/18 5:35 a.m.
Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
6/29/18 9:37 a.m.
Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
12/1/18 6:07 a.m.

The wheel tubs are done and the rear axle is back in

The radiator is mounted, just waiting on a hose to come in to hook it up


Build videos are here:

http://www.BenModified.com

 

 

 

 

mannydantyla
mannydantyla New Reader
12/20/18 5:01 p.m.

Awesome build dude. Can I ask how you got the videos to embed like that?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
12/20/18 6:13 p.m.
mannydantyla said:

Awesome build dude. Can I ask how you got the videos to embed like that?

Thanks! For a short while it worked for everyone. As far as I know, it is no longer possible

Sanchinguy
Sanchinguy Reader
12/20/18 7:31 p.m.

Ben,

How did you set up the steering in this one? I can figure it out from the pictures...

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
12/21/18 5:49 p.m.
Sanchinguy said:

Ben,

How did you set up the steering in this one? I can figure it out from the pictures...

It is a typical tube axle street rod cross steer. Vega style, gm 140 box.. i think, with a steering arm to the right spindle. Dut to the coilovers, it also uses a panhard rod

Sanchinguy
Sanchinguy Reader
12/21/18 7:39 p.m.

Nice. It’s well positioned and barely visible from the angles the pictures were shot from. More awesome work - my respects, sir!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
12/22/18 9:40 a.m.
Sanchinguy said:

Nice. It’s well positioned and barely visible from the angles the pictures were shot from. More awesome work - my respects, sir!

Thanks!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
1/4/19 4:16 p.m.

First start up and quick ride down the street!  Open headers kept me close to home...that and the complete lack of any lighting, horn, glass, seat belts......Video is on my youtube page.         www.BenModified.com

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
1/4/19 5:56 p.m.

Do you hang on to all these cool builds or do you eventually end up selling them?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
1/4/19 7:41 p.m.
Cotton said:

Do you hang on to all these cool builds or do you eventually end up selling them?

I do occasionally sell one. I built the "new" shop back in 2010 with tons of room. Now that I have filled the newer bigger shop, something will need to go.

XenaFordPrincess
XenaFordPrincess New Reader
1/6/19 12:45 a.m.

In reply to Ben_Modified :

About the firing order question in the video, there are 3/2 and 4/7 swap cams available that change the firing order.  Swapping 4/7 and 3/2 yields an LS firing order.   4/7 only swap  is more common than 3/2 only swap.  You have a 3/2 only swap  

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
2/14/19 6:40 p.m.

Finally took the V8 Bug for a short drive..open headers.  Good progress on the hood scoop and flamethrower exhaust!

 

Videos are here:

 

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