The build began as most do, from the ground up. The beast sat in Garage Zero, an ART MORRISON full frame with Corvette components and coil overs, front to back. It had a narrowed, 12 bolt, fully built Moser posi rear end; 3.83 gears and a DSE main hoop cage. John began the build by wiring the chassis, the gauges and the front clip. He worked side by side with Matt Hellion of HELLION CUSTOMS who was fabricating and shaving the engine bay, and squaring off the fender wells.
Matt Hellion then went to work to fabricate the space in the passenger front wheel well where the Peterson Dry Sump oiling system would be housed. John worked alongside him running the delivery lines he had designed specifically for the build.
Because no real hot rod build in Atlanta should take place without Brian Fuller of FULLER HOT RODS being involved, or maybe it was simply because no one in Garage Zero welds aluminum, the mounts for the Afco Radiator (designed for Circle Track Racing), were welded by Brian, at Fuller Hot Rods. The Radiator along with the custom coolant delivery system was installed into the beast back at Garage Zero.
During the build process Matt Hellion masterfully accomplished the body work on the car. His artistry includes shaved body seams, front valance and drip rails. He did a 2 inch cowl hood cut and lengthened it to the edge of the hood, as well as lengthened the tunnel and “beak” of the beast. The grill was hand fabricated, not taken from a truck and modified, but rather, each tooth and the outer hoop was designed, cut and tig welded. The entire front end is now a removable one piece unit. The beast was given Audi door handles, the rear bumper was flushed and molded and a custom designed license plate area, complete with brass knuckles was completed. Matt then fabricated and installed custom valve covers, a battery cage for the two Optima Red Top Batteries, and closeout panels for the engine bay.
The paint on the car is a true reflection of the soul of the owner. It is a $150,000 car build covered with a rattle can paint job. To quote Amir, “F#*k your show paint job, spray paint paid for this car”. In our opinion, it only seems fitting.
14 inch 6 piston big brakes and 12 inch 4 pots.. race spec grade made by Wilwood.
Full custom Hydroboost setup by John of Garage Zero.
Full Art Morrison frame with Corvette components and coilovers.
Grille hand fabricated(not a truck grille cut down, but each bar and outer hoop tig welded)
shaved body seams.
Tunnel and lengthened grille and “beak”
Shaved front valance.
Custom license plate area.
Shaved drip rails.
2 inch cowl hood cut and lengthened to edge of hood.
Flush and molded rear bumper.
Front end now 1 piece.
Fabricated engine bay
Squared off fender wells
Fabricated valve covers.
all wonderfully worked by Matt Hellion.
Bumblebee nose stripe 1 piece full carbon fiber.
CF custom vision mirrors
CF custom rear spoiler made from a 70 cuda.
CF Chin spoiler boxed and full carbon made off a enlarged stock camaro spoiler.
all CF done by Fule Carbon (Man Le)
Spartan is the key here..
Quick release transmission tunnel
Fabricated tubular center console fabricated by myself.
Aircraft style toggle switches.
Dynamat all over
No side windows.. only race nets.
Fabbed window straps.
These arent the race set but heres the breakdown.
Custom made minilite style made by NewGen wheels.
These are the only set ever made.
19×11s in the front.. stretching 275s.
19×14s in the rear.. stretching 345s.
Done by Amir himself.. SPRAYPAINTED.. “fuck a show paintjob
if a shopping cart hits my car.. i dont fall to pieces…
i dont have a clear bra on my front carbon fiber…
i dont have a feather duster…”
Vengeance Racing built Forged 427 LS7
* GM Performance LS7 Aluminum Block(fresh new block)
* Built T56 by RPM motorsports
* Vengeance Racing custom ground cam
* Worked stock LS7 heads
* Precision Metalcraft custom intake manifold
* Callies CompStar Crankshaft(4.100″ Stroke)
* Diamond LS7 4.125″ Bore Forged Piston Set
* Diamond LS1 Moly Ring Pack
* Callies LS1 CompStar Connecting Rods
* Clevite LS1 High Performance Main Bearings
* Clevite SBC High Performance Rod Bearings
* DuraBond LS1 Cam Bearings
* SDPC LS1 Complete Block Hardware Kit
* ARP LS1 Main Stud Kit
* Machine Block Deck Surface
* Align Hone Block W/5 Mains
* Flash Hone w/ Torque Plate
* Jet Clean Block
* Balance Crankshaft – Internal
* Install Cam Bearings
* Install Freeze Plugs
* Pin Fit Pistons
* Pin Fit Rods
RPM Motorsports Built T56 6 Speed Transmission
Narrowed 12 bolt built Moser posi rear end. 3.83 gears.
ATL fuel cell
DSE main hoop cage
Art morrison LS7 headers to 3 inch strait pipes that end in 3 inch Spintech side exhausts