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Raybestos Brake & Chassis 64 GTO-R Build

Photos & Article By: Chadly Johnson

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A view looking forward from where the back seat would be.

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"A Forest Of Injectors"
View of the engine compartment. You can see the forward half of the cage, the LSX motor, and "A Forest Of Injector Stacks." This could also be the view a competitor will never see.

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Injected LSX

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This is a detail shot of the side of the trunk. Seen are the floor pans, wheel house, electric emergency cut-off, and rear brace for the cage.

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Rear Suspension
This view is looking up from under the fuel cell. Our HRCC Fabricated 9" can be seen, along with RideTechs' coil over shocks. Moser Engineering components are used exclusively to build our 9" Ford axles.

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This is a view of the inside of the trunk, minus the fuel cell. The gaping hole in the middle is where it drops in. You can also see the lightened cross member behind the axle.

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View of the upper control arm mount and bracing on the 9".

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Fuel
The Grey Ghost had fuel fillers on both sides of the car. We speculate that this was done as you never knew what side of the track the pits were on, or maybe so that if the pit crew was servicing the wheels on one side, the fuel guy could go to the other. We wanted to pay homage, so the GTO-R has one on both sides. And both function

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You can see a good portion of the rear half of the cage in this photo. Cages equal stiffness.

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Gearbox
A view of the TTC Magnum T56, with Hurst Blackjack shifter and stick. Is there another shifter than Hurst?

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Detail
A view of the drive shaft loop, under floor bracing at the middle of the car, and the crossover in the NASCAR exhaust.

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  After Chadly left the shop, the GTO-R was scheduled to head out to the paint shop for a blazing red paint job.   We’ll keep you posted on the progress and get pictures online as soon as we get them.... and THEN it’ll be time to let you know how to enter the Raybestos GTO-R Contest so that you have a chance to WIN this fantastic car ..... can’t you just see yourself cruising in this !

Stay tuned for details or bookmark
  www.Raybestosgarage.com to follow up on the build and the contest details as they become available.

About Chadly Johnson

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Chadly Johnson has been a regular contributor to several hot rod, motorcycle, and tattoo magazines since 2007. “I am very passionate about both writing and photography and I strive to leave my thumb print on hot rodding history by telling the amazing stories of those who live the life daily.” Click here to see Chadlys Show Coverage & Articles

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