1972 Chevrolet Vega

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1972 Chevrolet Vega

"The Flying Turd"

View this car in the March 2011 issue of Hotrod Magazine HERE

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance custom bolt-in parts
  • 11" S10 Extreme 4 whl disc, 2 piston floating calipers front & rear
  • Gabriel shocks, Addco Front Sway Bar, S10 Extreme Rear Swaybar
  • Custom Schwartz engine bay braces, seam welded body


  • GM LS 5.3 Aluminum Block
  • LS7 camshaft
  • NOS single dry Fogger system, 125hp
  • Custom alt bracket
  • Cooled by an aluminum BeCool radiator with double fans & custom shroud


  • Babineau TH350 w/10” converter
  • Custom Remkes driveshaft
  • S10 Extreme 2wd, 8 1/2'” Ten Bolt with Tru Trac diff, 3.45 gears


  • Custom stainless-steel 2 ½ Oval exhaust

Wheels & Tires

  • Superlite Wheels
  • 15x7 with BFG 225/50x15 G Force Sport tires
  • 15x8 with BFG 225/50x15 G Force Sport tires

Paint & Body

  • PPG factory color (Dark Orange met) by Schwartz Performance