Paul's RCR GT40 build

Paul T.

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I purchased the RCR GT40 that Scott B. from Texas had started. Have wanted a GT40 for quite a while and when Scott said he would sell his I had to do it. Thanks to Scott for letting it go. Fran, Vicki and Kristin at RCR have been very helpful so far in getting things going. I've been building and restoring cars my whole life, mostly mustangs and classics. Worked as a auto and aircraft mechanic. Last build was a NAF Cobra. Have some other projects to finish up but can't hardly wait to really get going on the 40. Been reading thru some other builds and see that there are some real great ideas and builds.
 

Paul T.

Supporter
Didn’t like the way the steering shaft hung down but the pedals. Moved it up and ran it thru the shelf, ended up being a straight shot from the steering wheel to the box using a double joint at the box. Two support bearings on the shaft that Will be tied together with a sleeve-coulum and another sleeve up to the wheel. More room for feet and easier to get left foot from clutch to brake for trail braking. 9576CBFF-D57E-4608-ABD2-7EADD107A865.jpegAA6E2C2F-8BEA-4D7F-B62C-D97BDBF3D7B2.jpeg
 

Paul T.

Supporter
Looks great but should you have a front in crash that column will spear your chest.
Can I suggest a collapsible shaft instead.

ian
Good point Ian, forgot to mention that in the post. It will be built into the sleeve - column between the shelf and the wheel, did the same thing on my cobra. 0E9B594E-EB7B-4216-A49B-846808396913.jpeg
 

Paul T.

Supporter
Working on getting the shifter, emergency brake and brake lines sorted, holes drilled. Tilted the top control cable down to make more room for the hand brake handle. Centered the hand brake in the mount to allow room for the control cables to run thru without chaffing. Wait for engine fiTment to drill and route shift cables. Brake lines seem to require a lot of manipulation to make fit.5CAF76A6-B96D-4B66-A3DC-0D0C2F9BCADD.jpeg5CAF76A6-B96D-4B66-A3DC-0D0C2F9BCADD.jpeg
 
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