built the car over the course of four years. In the end, persistence and cash prevailed,” he added. Bendit’s first step was to get the chassis addressed with some rotund steamrollers out back. Francis Johnson of Fast by Francis installed a back-half with 2x3-inch mild steel framerails and a 12-point chromoly cage.
Johnson, notorious in many circles for driving the world’s fastest stock-suspension Mustang, also fabbed up a custom 4-link with Strange dual-adjustable shocks to help ensure consistent hookup. The narrowed Chevy 12-bolt rear was beefed up with a Strange spool and 35-spline axles along with a set of Richmond 4.56 gears.
Up front, a pair of Bell Tech 2-inch dropped spindles were partnered with a pair of dual-adjustable shocks on the otherwise-stock front subframe. A set of disc brakes were installed on all four corners and a Wilwood master cylinder was selected and installed to further enhance the Chevy’s stopping abilities.
www.rpm-mag.com | august 2015