Thanks guys for the interest you have in this project. Here are some recent pictures of the car.
Here is a picture of the completed trunk. Note the fuel cell fill tube hump at the lower left. You can see the frame rails poking through the floor next to the wheel wells. The car battery is an Optima, located at the right.
Next, a picture of the carpeted driveshaft and transmission tunnel. Note the clutch pedal and shifter stub. The carpet is actually much closer in color to the factory carpet than my flash shows.
A view from underneath the rear suspension looking forward. The holes in the bulkheads are for the driveshaft.
This 1/8" aluminum plate, located left in the picture, is to be bolted on the underside of the car covering the driveshaft. It will form a closed box with the rest of the tunnel and rear frame rails to make the car much stronger in torsional loading. (plate #2 is not shown)
Wheels and tires! 18" x 8" ASA ST4 chrome and 245/45-18 Y Michelin Pilot Sports.
Now for what has been taking me a long time to make, the complicated steering system. The rack is a 4th gen. f-body rack (2 turns lock-to-lock) with drastically shortened tie rods. The rack is mounted underneath the frame because it is the only place it would fit. Skid plates will be made to protect it.
The tie rods act on the custom made rocker arms which then act on new tie rods going to the steering knuckles.
Finally, the steering knuckles with the tie rod arms welded on. (these are just prototypes, actual ones will have more reinforcements.
The reason why I had to make the steering this way was because it was the only way which offered correct steering geometry. What a PITA!