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Old 02-08-2019, 11:49 AM
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A bare frame for a C3 is 285lbs.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:18 AM
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Any chance you can get a weight on the frame and the body separate? Just that they are apart now and would be useful. I'm going to post a "CG Guestimator" I put together in another thread.

Cheers - Jim
I'm not sure a frame weight would be accurate because I've front and back halfed it.... I'll see about the body - though that said, the brake system, interior and about half the dash is in place and there's a huge hole where the back used to be.....
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:03 PM
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Any numbers as long as we know the limits are helpful. BBShark - thanks for the Frame weight. My "guesstimate" was about 85# light (using the Camaro numbers).

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:52 AM
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a bit further



and now flip the frame over




lots easier to weld this way


​​​​​​​as for weight, didn't get to the body, but the frame has to be 500# as pictured
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:33 AM
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the snow is great, best of all, I get more time on thisedited
front end disassembled

mental note, that makes the rear heavier....edited
so let's disassemble it as well

I did get more welding in on the frame rails

what is that term - it's a 50/50 chance you did it wrong... wrong, I think it's more like 100%... in the case I have to cut the e-brake cable bracket to remove the rear assemblies

it's apart


and now, because of the snow, I'm wondering if I should just clean it well then paint it... I'll have to decide after tomorrow - there is a bunch more welding to do.... once that's done, it'll be time to get it clean so I can paint and start reassembly for real.... which is good, I'm running out of places to stash C3 parts.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:26 AM
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thread protectors


hey look, cheap disks explode - it's why I wear expensive, safety gear


welding up final holes


Tomorrow, grinding then hoping the snow goes away enough to take the frame to be blasted.... if not, I'm sure I'll think of something
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:16 AM
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There was mention of the "kit" opportunity this build sort of indicates. Maybe a set of dimensioned drawings of each end, a bill of materials, and a tip-sheet would be useful. Maybe not everyone has the skills to do this job, but with the drawings they could hire someone who can.

Open Source? Sold as a plan set? There are several folks here on VM that could help with making a good set of drawings, Solidworks, Rhino, or even SketchUp that could be pdf'ed to a useful size.

Just early morning thoughts over coffee.

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Old 02-13-2019, 06:30 PM
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most of it is already available with those C5 plans I posted earlier. The last of it would be locating the pins from the datum line.... I'll measure it again, then all of it is available if someone wants to do the work.
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