JERRY GARY RETRO PRO STREET 1970 CHEVROLET VEGA
Michelle Hamlin photo
Chassis: Jim Bell 8-point roll cage with narrowed rear frame rails and subframe connectors. Suspension: FRONT: Highly detailed stock front clip. REAR: Chrome 4-link with single-adjustable coil-over shocks. Engine: 402 ci Chevy small block. 12.5:1 TRW forged pistons. Lunati solid roller camshaft. Induction: Polished aluminum Weiand tunnel ram intake with dual 600 cfm Holley carbs. Power Adder: None. Trans & Converter: Turbo 400 with reverse manual valve body and 4,000 stall converter. Rear Differential: Narrowed Chevy 12-bolt posi with 4.88 gears and Strange axles. Body & Paint: Original Dusty Palmer-applied candy brandywine basecoat with multi-color candy graphics and hand-laid pinstriping. Special thanks: Original builder Jim Bell and paint/body man Dusty Palmer. Also special thanks to brother Jeff ary, friend Ron Derrick, and wife Shari Gary.
PRO STREET PREDECESSOR Inside, the 8-point cage adds safety and chassis support, while a pair of carpeted wheel tubs reside where the factory rear bench once lived. Underneath, the detailed and narrowed Chevy 12-bolt rides on a custom 4-link and serves to drive the MT rear meats.
august 2015 | RPM Magazine