FuzzMet

A Custom Nash Metropolitan Gallery- Photos are of suspension, drive-train, and sheet metal rework on a Ecotec powered Metro.

A little welding

A little welding

Almost ready to weld

Almost ready to weld

Another reinforcement plate

Another reinforcement plate

Beginning tunnel surgery

Beginning tunnel surgery

Checking tire clearance with a cardboard fender

Checking tire clearance with a cardboard fender

Custom clip ready for install

Custom clip ready for install

Custom Ecotec header begins

Custom Ecotec header begins

Custom motor mounts make room to starter removal and factory dipstick location.

Custom motor mounts make room to starter removal and factory dipstick location.

Cut it right about  here...

Cut it right about  here...

Drill a couple holes

Drill a couple holes

Elvis's police car has left the building

Elvis's police car has left the building

Fitting the crossmember

Fitting the crossmember

Fitting the upper mounts

Fitting the upper mounts

frame reinforced with fishplates inside rails

frame reinforced with fishplates inside rails

Fun with steering

Fun with steering

Gary removing sheet metal

Gary removing sheet metal

Gary trimming the firewall

Gary trimming the firewall

Into the shop and ready for surgery

Into the shop and ready for surgery

It was a cute little car when it came to us.

It was a cute little car when it came to us.

Mockup frame on the bench

Mockup frame on the bench

Motor mount ready to weld

Motor mount ready to weld

Moving the transmission up

Moving the transmission up

Mustang ii clip narrowed for Nash Metropolitan

Mustang ii clip narrowed for Nash Metropolitan

New front suspension on new frame rails

New front suspension on new frame rails

New tank straps needed

New tank straps needed

Putting the exhaust where it wants to go

Putting the exhaust where it wants to go

Reworking the back of the tunnel

Reworking the back of the tunnel

Reworking the transmission tunnel

Reworking the transmission tunnel

Stilleto steering rack with both steering arms mounted on a 5-16 heim joint...

Stilleto steering rack with both steering arms mounted on a 5-16 heim joint...

Suspension layout welder series mustang ii suspention

Suspension layout welder series mustang ii suspention

The frame was a little rusty, the hole in the picture was opened up with a pocket knife.

The frame was a little rusty, the hole in the picture was opened up with a pocket knife.

The front suspension came in with pretty poor geometry and craftsmanship

The front suspension came in with pretty poor geometry and craftsmanship

The previous shop had installed a 2.4 liter Ecotec and 700r4

The previous shop had installed a 2.4 liter Ecotec and 700r4

The wheelbase came in almost and inch different side to side, with the rear axle crooked too.

The wheelbase came in almost and inch different side to side, with the rear axle crooked too.

Trans mount tab layout

Trans mount tab layout

Trans tunnel as arrived, we needed to move it up 4 inches for pan clearance.

Trans tunnel as arrived, we needed to move it up 4 inches for pan clearance.

We decided to fabricate a new front clip, temporary bracing installed to hold important locations

We decided to fabricate a new front clip, temporary bracing installed to hold important locations

Weld and reinforcement details

Weld and reinforcement details