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    Posted: Jan/20/2023 at 8:13pm
I'm looking to build a '76 Gremlin into a drag race only car. I found light weight a fiberglass hood and fenders. I'll be replacing all the glass with something NHRA approved. Bumpers will pulled off as well. It'll have only one seat. Gutting the interior all together. Except for the needed structure for the steering possibly. It'll get a cage, 4 link rear, a coil over suspension up front, sub frame connectors and a smaller fuel cell. Engine will be a turbo'd Chrysler 4.0 mated to a GM or Chrysler transmission. Disc brakes up front. I'm running the bare minimum. Would be ok to gut the doors down to just the shell? It'll never see the street again.
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Save your time and money and buy the Gremlin Jim Landis (Hurst390) has for sale.

For $12,500 you can't even buy the parts to build a car like this roller. 


Make sure to hit the arrows on the left and right on the photo to see more photos. 


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Good pictures. He needs to sell the dirt car instead. Actually he will never sell anything Smile
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City and state?

Edited by Gremlin401 - Jan/21/2023 at 5:03pm
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All I know is Gremlin doors are heavy, thought I had the weight written down, but can't find it. I'm down to 2650 lbs (74 model) with the standard doors, all steel panels, gutted interior, no bumpers, 360 (alloy heads and intake), 727 and AMC 20 rear.

I'm wondering if just gutting the drivers door would be the ticket and leaving the passenger side standard to balance the weight distribution on the car, i.e. help offset the weight of the driver. I have 53.4% left, 46.6% right with driver, or maybe the driver needs to go on a diet Wink
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