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Unfinished dream car. My loss, your gain.

951-660-1803  Please leave a message or TheGeneSherman@Gmail.com

Everything in these pictures is included!

This was the chassis I always wanted.  A Sandstorm.  I had a tiny Chenoweth car before and wanted something nicer and wider. Then I finally I found a very special chassis that was professionally TIG welded instead of MIG.  I purchased the bare chassis in 2006 and all the other components over the next few years as I could afford them. 

The car is almost finished, and I think that is a big plus for the whomever the new owner will be.  If it was painted / wrapped / powder coated, it probably would not be the color / style you like.  The rust is just surface rust that can easily be blasted or sanded off. The aluminum panels are in excellent condition and just need to be sanded. If there were mods you wanted to make, you'd have to ruin the paint/coating to add or remove anything.   The right way to build a car is to leave it raw, run it, make changes, THEN decide on the colors and paint/coat it. You get to choose the final look. 


The car sat unbuilt for 12 years as I was busy running a vocational school. In 2019 my stepfather decided to finish building it for me.  He got about 95% done and returned it to me to finish in early 2020. But then covid hit and I lost my business.  I was never able to complete the build. 


SANDSTORM CHASSIS
  • One-of-a-kind, 90% TIG welded, wide body, 4 seat desert chassis
  • Custom aluminum body & hood by Emil Miller, all Dzus tabs
  • Big wing trunk included, but not mounted.
  • Heavy duty tubular 3x3 rear arms
  • J-type front arms
  • removable rear cage
  • mesh floor
  • can fit a V8 engine
  • all new bushings
  • Four five-point harnesses
  • Four suspension seats
  • battery box
  • aluminum tank with sump
  • electric fuel pump with dual filters
  • passenger foot rest
  • all gr8 or gr5 hardware
  • All new 3/4 & 5/8" rod ends with misalignment spacers
  • $13,000

SHORTSTAR V6 ENGINE(S)
  • https://www.liquisearch.com/northstar_engine_series/lx5_shortstar
  • Two LX5 engines, both 3.5L, EFI, twin cam, both mileage between 40k - 60k
  • out of 2000 Buick Intrigue. 215HP / 235TQ.  (Adding a turbo = 400hp!)
  • main disconnect switch
  • thick aluminum radiator w/dual fans
  • $975 - engine in car
  • $800 - extra engine
  • $1,440 - for Turn Key Engine Supply wiring harness
  • $900 - KEP adaptor kit (engine to trans) & Stage II clutch & starter

MENDEOLA 4E TRANSAXLE

SUSPENSION & STEERING & BRAKES
  • RBP Micro Stub axles, forged,
  • Spindle front hubs
  • Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with vented rotor
  • braided lines
  • electric power steering
  • QR steering wheel
  • HD billet steering rack.
  • Racerunner 2.0" reservoir shocks front & rear
  • CNC pedals
  • OMF 15" x 10" beadlock rear rims with BFG All Terrain TA rear tires 31x10.5r15
  • OMF 15" x 6"? beadlock front rims with TRAK 1700 at tires 7.0x15
  • $2,400 rear micro-stub & disc brake assemblies
  • $800 front hubs & disc brakes
  • $1,500 beadlock rims


INCLUDED PARTS / RECIEPTS
  • $96 - Kartec misc parts.
  • $79 - Alternator
  • $160 - Mendeola mounts & shift box
  • $129 - Pacific Customs, misc parts
  • $153 - Pacific Customs, braided lines, an fittings, misc parts
  • $508 - Kartek, fans, misc parts,
  • $65 - trans fluid
  • $110 - supertrapps
  • $79 - Kartek, u-joints.
  • $46 - Napa, clutch bearing
  • $38 - Napa, motor oil
  • $126 - steering parts
  • $216 - fuel tank parts
  • $40 - u-joint
  • $203 - brake parts
  • $43 - steering parts
  • $813 - Prowler Speed, misc parts
  • $297 - Rod End Supply, rod ends
  • $106 - Nuts & bolts
  • $43 - Rod End Supply., spacer
  • $35 - Nuts & bolts
  • $212 - Appletree, steering parts
  • and many more parts that I do not have receipts for.

TO FINISH THE BUILD
  • Throttle body to intake manifold adapter
  • Throttle cable
  • Battery
  • Shocks serviced
  • Skid plate(s)
  • Chassis wiring
  • Blast & paint the chassis



Photos

Side view

Rear view

Angle view

Wide & comfortable

Rear close-up

Front w/o hood

Disc brakes & u-joint axles

Compact layout

Pedals

Body by Emil Miller

Extra Shortstar engine

All new heims & bushings

Dash area

Hubs & brakes - before install

Finished example 2

Finished example 1

Finished example 3