THE BUILD

DAVID JOHNSTON HOLDS THE MODEL OF THE 1959 INDY 500 WINNER A.J.WATSON-OFFENHAUSER DRIVEN BY ROGER WARD..(Chalice Johnston photo)

NOW TO MAKE A RECREATION OF THIS CAR TO GO IN A STRAIGHT LINE YOU NEED TO PUT TOGETHER A TEAM..(Glenda Lacer photo)

BILL WENDT TALKS WITH 88 YEAR OLD A.J. WATSON WHO WILL BE A CONSULTANT ON THE PROJECT..(David Johnston photo)

JERRY CARBONE AND BILL WENDT TALK WITH ENGINE BUILDER JIM HIMMELSBACH WHO WILL BE ASSEMBLING THE 270 OFFENHAUSER..(David Johnston photo)

WHEN IT HITS THE SALT FLATS AT BONNIEVIEW THE 270 OFFENHAUSER WILL PRODUCE OVER 400 HORSEPOWER..(David Johnston photo)

HILBORN FUEL INJECTION MATED TO THE BLOCK..(David Johnston photo)

CAM GEAR, CAM BEARINGS, AND CAM COVER..(David Johnston photo)

ROSS 15.5 TO 1 PISTONS..(David Johnston photo)

CAM TOWER..(David Johnston photo)

VALVE SPRINGS, VALVE GUIDES, VALVES, AND VALVE SPRING COVERS..(David Johnston photo)

VALVE ASSEMBLY AND OIL PUMP..(David Johnston photo)

EXTREMELY HEAVY RODS WITH 1/2 NOS ROD BOLTS..(David Johnston photo)

CRANKCASE WITH ACCESS HOLES TO ASSEMBLE ROD BEARINGS..(David Johnston photo)

CHASSIS BUILDER TOM MCGRIFF HAS BUILT MORE WATSON RECREATIONS THAN A.J. WATSON EVER BUILT..(Glenda Lacer photo)

A.J. WATSON AND BILL WENDT CHECK THE REAREND LOCATION..(David Johnston photo)

JERRY CARBONE, TOM MCGRIFF, A.J. WATSON, AND BILL WENDT MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH SEAT CLEARANCE..(David Johnston photo)

JERRY CARBONE, BILL WENDT, AND TOM MCGRIFF SET IN THE MOCKUP OFFY..(David Johnston photo)

JERRY, TOM, AND A.J. WATSON START THE BODY PANELS..(David Johnston photo)

TAIL SECTION READY TO INSTALL..(Glenda Lacer photo)

TOM MCGRIFF FITS THE NOSE PIECE..(Glenda Lacer photo)

BILL WENDT, AND DAVID JOHNSTON MAKE SURE THEY GETS THINGS DONE CORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME..(Glenda Lacer photo)

THE FINAL PANELS COVER THE CAR..(Glenda Lacer photo)

WE HAVE A ROLLER WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA..(David Johnston photo)

BODY IN PLACE..(David Johnston photo)

BUILT IN A SMALL GARAGE IN SOUTHWEST INDIANAPOLIS AND LATER THIS YEAR HEADED TO THE SALT FLATS FOR SPEED WEEK AUGUST 11-17, 2012..(David Johnston photo)

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