There is no particular reason or theme for this Dream Car, other than a funky little Post-It note scribble (many monsters are spawned in this manner). Looking at old photos of cars, as I am like to do, inspiration strikes and then torment sets in, torment that comes from knowing I will never build most of these creations. That, my friends, is where you come in. Pick up a hammer, wrench, pocketbook, whatever, and make 'em happen. Consider the illustrations found in any R&C as the first step toward owning the real thing!
I suppose that brings us to this candy orange concoction you see before you. "Good lord, what was the boy thinking!" Yeah, I know, sick! Take a well-used '28-29 sedan and chop it to the point that you have almost lost the window area altogether. Open up the roof insert, drop that visor down to where it almost touches the cowl (you won't be using the windshield anyway), and then we're talkin'! Up front, to finish off the aerodynamic features of this dragster we need to butcher a '40 Ford hood. Joining two bottom-to-bottom is an old trick, but we will be using only one and scratching up the remainder with flat stock.
Taking the controls in this car will require a bit of contortional ability. Oh yeah, your helmet will be inches from the header/visor, and your backside will be inches from the forward bank exhaust header. Be careful, brother. All chassis and rollcage metal is painted silver because it makes such a nice statement against the orange.
What motivates this thing? Mmmmm, maybe a big ol' blown Cad or maybe an Olds motor with a gang of 97s perched up top, transversely mounted running chain drive just like the blown Chrysler-urged sidewinder of Jones, Reed, Mailliard, and Chrisman. Talk about a handful! Never fully adopted by the mainstream drag world, sideways-mounted V-8s were, nonetheless, an exciting part of our culture!
The aforementioned exhaust system would place two pipes in front of each rear wheel to expel the gasses from the forward cylinder bank while four side-by-side tubes would exit the back for the rear-facing cylinders. Make sense?
Suspension? There would be none on the back with a simple transverse spring up front like many of the dragsters from the same era.
That just about covers it. If there are, by chance, any takers on this project, don't worry, I will not ask to drive it! I'll be happy watching you squirrel down the quarter, thank you very much!