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Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby DarthVega » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:53 am

Still have a lot more work to do but here’s my build so far...only visual upgrades to date, planning to build a Chevy 302 for the power plant
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Just some rattle can will get a pro paint job once I get it all put together
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Just a little customization
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Fuel pump installation
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What I started with minus the wheels
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Vega/Cobalt SS hybridization seats
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Door Sill modernized for a little up to date feel
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Inside door panels
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Steering wheel badging
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Floor mats before carpet was installed
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Luckily found some seat covers to match the SS seats, planning to get sewn in
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Re: Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby DarthVega » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:16 am

Hope to get in the 600 hp or more range once built and supercharged
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283 to 302 build
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Bit of a hacking, but it’s never gonna be sold so.....
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Cobalt SS Seats before restoration
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Restored
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Headrest or no Headrest? I’m undecided
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Re: Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby Chief_Runs_W_Coyotes » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:29 pm

Looking good so far! I considered a DZ302 for a swap for a while myself as I plan to daily my h-body and the fact that it’s a high revving engine that makes most of its power at the top end works well with an overpowered light street car (decided to keep the Duke for now at least). Repairs on the fenders look great! I wish mine would go that well but Sunbirds have a lot of curves in the rust zone and it’s difficult to find replacements. Wish you the best of luck on continuing your build!
1979 Pontiac Sunbird (currently undergoing restoration) with the old duke and a 4 speed
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Re: Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby DarthVega » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:52 pm

Chief_Runs_W_Coyotes wrote:Looking good so far! I considered a DZ302 for a swap for a while myself as I plan to daily my h-body and the fact that it’s a high revving engine that makes most of its power at the top end works well with an overpowered light street car (decided to keep the Duke for now at least). Repairs on the fenders look great! I wish mine would go that well but Sunbirds have a lot of curves in the rust zone and it’s difficult to find replacements. Wish you the best of luck on continuing your build!


Thanks for the support! Yeah I wanted something a little different than the norm, thought about the Vortec V6, the Buick 3800, a Olds 267, 350 even a Chevy 292, but after finding a article saying the prototype had a 302, I said to myself let me make what was really intended and badge it accordingly. I still have a list of things to do, want the nose and rear swap to the 71-73 style like my dad’s old knock around when I was a kid, I remember standing in the passenger seat back in 80 and 81 I would tell him to “jump” the railroad crossing LOL, probably at the blazing speed of 15 mph at that age we were traveling at the speed of sound to me and I dubbed his 72 the Stunt Jumper the Copper brown with the slotted mags two of them pictured above, He retired his 67 442 due to me being born, so I decided to create something of fun times with him. :th: I know he’s smiling down at the car and shaking his head
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Re: Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby DarthVega » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:00 pm

It shall live on
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The stuff of legend, the “Stunt Jumper” my dad’s old 72
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Re: Vega SS “Darth Vega” RestoMod Project

Postby DarthVega » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:04 pm

Will definitely get a Olds motor
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Potentially the Stunt Jumper II
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