Javelin MegaDork
April 28, 2014 9:01 a.m.

From my Build Thread.

Yes, I have one of maybe 4 Pro Touring bubble fender Javelin's in existence. 17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear, KYB's, largest factory sway bars, factory front discs. What's next? Well, I have all new rubber for the front end, and the front wheels need shorter spacers, and then I need to buy a 76 Trans Am fast-ratio steering box. Then the rear end needs to get swapped out for LSD and more gear. Then I should be good to go.

Dusterbd13 Dork
April 28, 2014 9:06 a.m.

i always called them pro-beater.

and i think the jeep grand cherokee box will interchange with the ws6 box. i know it bolted on my chevelle.

and the car needs lowered a bit.

looking good though.

Ditchdigger UltraDork
April 28, 2014 9:53 a.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote: i always called them pro-beater.

I like that.

SnowMongoose HalfDork
April 28, 2014 10:13 a.m.

I like pro beater as well.

Plus, doesn't it have to be black to be a 'proper' rat rod?

Dusterbd13 Dork
April 28, 2014 10:20 a.m.

hell, its way too nice and well engineered to be a rat rod in todays rat rod race.

the whole rat rod thing just pisses me off......

i wont get started. just call it pro-beater, or pro-daily, and enjoy the hell out of it.

also, ditch the carb and stuff a gm tbi on the thing, with an overdrive of some fashion.

also, blackout hood, front bumper repair, big front splitter, etc. the whole vintage trans am look.

novaderrik PowerDork
April 28, 2014 11:15 a.m.

Looks like a fun car.. why ruin it with a label?

April 28, 2014 11:24 a.m.

Pro beater sounds like the moderator for the GGA thread...

SEADave Reader
April 28, 2014 11:38 a.m.

Amateur touring?

Flight Service MegaDork
April 28, 2014 11:41 a.m.

Rat Touring, Pro Rod? Pro Rod just has all sorts for wrong...

Vigo PowerDork
April 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Nobody likes Pro Rat?

I like Amateur Touring just because it's funny.

I wouldnt call this car either rat rod OR pro touring.

But i totally agree with the ideas of smaller front wheel spacers and some lowering.

Wally MegaDork
April 28, 2014 12:24 p.m.

I like amateur touring. it looks good all one color again, It just needs to be dropped a bit, radius the wheelwells and a front spoiler.
.

SnowMongoose HalfDork
April 28, 2014 12:28 p.m.

Ooh, yeah, chin spoiler for sure

81cpcamaro HalfDork
April 28, 2014 12:28 p.m.

I would call it just plain cool. No need for labels.

Javelin MegaDork
April 28, 2014 2:26 p.m.

I like Amateur Touring!

Chin spoiler is a yes. Undecided on wheel wells.

April 28, 2014 2:38 p.m.

Needs rear spoiler too

turboswede UltimaDork
April 28, 2014 2:48 p.m.

A great start, I agree that it needs just a bit moar low, an air dam or splitter (how cool would that look?) with a rear spoiler or wing.

GTwannaB Reader
April 28, 2014 4:26 p.m.

Prat Rod?

jde Reader
April 28, 2014 9:36 p.m.

Another vote for a modest drop.

April 28, 2014 10:12 p.m.

acid dip to lighten it a bit????

Javelin MegaDork
April 28, 2014 10:48 p.m.
oldeskewltoy wrote: acid dip to lighten it a bit????

Already has that, it's called rust!

novaderrik PowerDork
April 29, 2014 3:45 a.m.

i used to drive this thing everywhere between the spring of 1999 and the fall of 2004, working on it as i got money/inspiration/ambition:

it had stiff (calculated at around 800 lb/in) chopped Moog springs in the front, mystery 5 leaf springs that i found in the trunk of another Nova in a junkyard in the back, C4 Corvette front brakes, 400ish HP under the hood backed with a T10 and 3.70 gears, and got 17mpg if i drove it nice.. it was just "the Nova"... it didn't need any other descriptive terms or even a goofy sounding name- it was just a solid, fun, dependable, and awesome car.

ZOO UltraDork
April 29, 2014 5:04 a.m.
novaderrik wrote: i used to drive this thing everywhere between the spring of 1999 and the fall of 2004, working on it as i got money/inspiration/ambition: it had stiff (calculated at around 800 lb/in) chopped Moog springs in the front, mystery 5 leaf springs that i found in the trunk of another Nova in a junkyard in the back, C4 Corvette front brakes, 400ish HP under the hood backed with a T10 and 3.70 gears, and got 17mpg if i drove it nice.. it was just "the Nova"... it didn't need any other descriptive terms or even a goofy sounding name- it was just a solid, fun, dependable, and awesome car.

That is an awesome car. But to me that generation of Nova is so awkward looking. I'd drive it though.

April 29, 2014 5:05 a.m.

i dont like the wheels...seems like they should be on a P71 or something...

-J0N

maj75
maj75 Reader
April 29, 2014 8:10 a.m.
Wally wrote: .

THIS, not that. Not feeling your choice for the wheels. Needs lower and spoilers. I'm not a fan of large diameter wheels on muscle cars, but that's just me. I dig the old TA look with fat 15" wheels and tires with flairs and spoilers.

Gimp SuperDork
April 29, 2014 9:01 a.m.

I have nothing to contribute other than someone else's build.

http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=34859&page=51

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