After 8 years of active driving of our shops 1957 Devin Ryan Special we decided it was time for a little restoration work.
First was to remove the engine, transmission and rear end for inspection.
Next came dis-assembly of bodywork to prepare for paint and fender modification.
Freshening Rear Differential
Rear Differential dis-assembly. Installing new bearings and rebuilding limited slip.
Spare Transmission Rebuild
Monterey Historics 2014, had a transmission failure. Put in our at the time spare transmission in, now we’re rebuilding the new “spare” Super T10 Transmission.
Got the car back from paint. Our paint guy is fixing a few minor issues at our shop while on the lift.
With our new bodywork and ride height we are having to relocate the pick up point of the 4-Link. Quicker and easier to move the frame ear, than to move the individual mount points.
Chassis Strengthen and Impact Protection
While we modified the rear suspension we decided to add chassis strengthening, which doubled as additional side impact protection.
Driveshaft Hoop Modification
The original driveshaft hoop was flat sheet metal material. By adding round tubing, not only did we add more protection in case of failure, but added more chassis rigidity.