Customizing and TuningTeam Tastelikedirt Gassers (Under Construction)

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Gathered up some potential Gassers.
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This is the first guy I messed with. Just pulled the wheels and sat them under the front. To see how things would look. Removed some tampo and wing. Don't know if this will be much of a racer but it's someplace to start.
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Figured a shoebox is a shoe in for a Gasser. Pulled the front wheels and sat the body on there to see the starting point for height adjustments.
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Stripped the paint of the '55 and a few other potential Gassers. Looking to get some bigger meats on back. They don't fit, but they're close. I added a red line around the wheel well to use as a guide for grinding.
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Then it looked like this.
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Getting the front wheels adjusted.
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Front was to high, now too low, but I think it works. There's a Willys I've been working on at the same time, but I can't find the construction photos.
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awww-right!

WOW, that's quite a line-up to pick from! Lookin' good Jim.
I was thinking about building a Henry J. I even have a yellow one!
I'm a Tri-Five fan, so I'm diggin' the '55. And that Willys is a natural for a gasser.

yeh thats quite a line up T.L.D., mad fast and astro funk just went way up in value , shoulda bought stock

Working on a Chevelle here. Installing "Smitty Rivits". View from the bottom.
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What I've been doing on these Gassers is filling in the inside area where the axles go with JB Weld to give the chassis strength when I notch out the bottom underside for the Gasser axle.
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Smitty rivits in the rear to hold the axle. JB Rivits in the front to hold the weld in place on the plastic chassis.
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Then dig a trench up front to hold the Gasser axle. With the JB Quick you can mess with alignment and height. So I make the trench a little bit wide.
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Looking good! I've got one almost finished and a couple more under construction.

When someone ask how to build a Gasser they need to be directed to this page! Thanks for taking the time to show how it's done Jim.

BTW, that Chevelle is schweet!

if my hot rod buddies new that my name and a chevlllll were in the same comment they would not let me live it down...but, it feels good to share some racer's tech between competeters and have it work well enough for it to be part of such a comprehensive comment on gassing... thanks for the plug.... but about those G.M.'S... not so loud ! ...i have a reputation to uphold...

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Still pluggin' away.

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Lookin' sharp!
Have you been adding any weight? Done any testing?

I've been super busy lately, I need to finish building cars and start testing.

I added weight to 'em all. I only have four that are ready to roll/finished. Two of those I just finished today. Have not had a chance to do any racing at all. The good news is, all of these still roll so there's a chance. Testing next weekend.

With this Corvette I used Smitty rivits to hold on the Econo Straight axle.
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I saw one of these new Batman cars at Walmart today. They have "GASSER" wheels/axles on both ends!
It's like getting two axles for the price of one.
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are they wide track [axle] ? ... is it a plastic base ? [axles are easier to remove].

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Yes on both counts.

Gasses look cool. On a plastic chassis that looks like a fairly easy mod to get the front raised.

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