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Old 10-17-2018, 01:03 PM
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It is fascinating, that's how they work in all the anti-dive, increased Ackermann, etc. When you look at some of the aftermarket front clips that are on the market, you rarely see any of this genius. I would imagine that shows in the handling or lack thereof. Probably not a big deal when you are upgrading a solid axle buggy suspension, but you are upgrading a Corvette here. Taking advantage of the advances in technology over the last 40 years is just good practice. This is going to be a fun ride.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:51 PM
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It is fascinating, that's how they work in all the anti-dive, increased Ackermann, etc. When you look at some of the aftermarket front clips that are on the market, you rarely see any of this genius. I would imagine that shows in the handling or lack thereof. Probably not a big deal when you are upgrading a solid axle buggy suspension, but you are upgrading a Corvette here. Taking advantage of the advances in technology over the last 40 years is just good practice. This is going to be a fun ride.
My generation went from "never use stock setups" to "use stock setups"... here's my prediction - I blog this, someone out there does a TV show coughcoughaaronkaufmancoughcough then someone else sells a 'new kit' that 'takes advantage of manufacturer engineering' ... again. Thankfully, so far, I haven't had someone who copied come back and try to 'splain' it back to me...

It's fine, though, I think making hotrodding more accessible is always the right answer - and some people don't have the skill or time to piece it together themselves. The whole point of my blogging my builds is a detailed record of what I did and how - whether it's by cash or by knowledge, if someone else gains from it.... that's cool by me. I have a day job that pays far better then what I'd get paid breathing bondo in someone else's shop.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:32 PM
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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.

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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.
it was a rocky start here, but I like the knowledge base so I keep posting.
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Keep up the good work, you are helping to keep this forum alive.

If/When they turn the lights out here, not sure if I would post much at other Corvette sites. Probably just lurk a bit.

Sounds like there is a good story behind some of your comments above. I always gave my ideas at work freely, until one day when someone asked for input, I wrote it up as a patent submission. Ended up getting a few ( company property). You’d be surprised at what people do.
The lights won't go out here for the foreseeable future. If VetteMod can serve as an archive for build threads like this, I think it has a valuable purpose. Personally, I use this site as a resource for information, kind of an automotive Wikipedia. Also, I have a ton of pictures hosted here.
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The lights won't go out here for the foreseeable future. If VetteMod can serve as an archive for build threads like this, I think it has a valuable purpose. Personally, I use this site as a resource for information, kind of an automotive Wikipedia. Also, I have a ton of pictures hosted here.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:04 PM
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I mostly lurk on the other sites lest I stir up the wrath of the "experts" there. I like looking at builds for ideas, learning fixes for my own issues, and occasionally if I have something of use I chime in. I chime in here because these kind of builds really get my blood pumping. I don't have much time or $$$ for my project at the moment, so this is all part of the research and motivation phase of my build.

This thread is BIG on the motivation, thank you SBG for that.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:42 AM
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starting to trial fit


good grief there are a lot of layers.... still wonder if it'd been better to just get a front-cut and weld it to the rails... probably would, but since when do I do things the easy way?


for those doing this - the plane of the edge of the cradle is the inner point of the upper control arms - the actual dimension is (and I may have to correct this) 37 1/4 from bolt face to bolt face... the cradle is 36 1/2 and you need 3/8" per side to clear the inner portion of the upper control arm... the arm itself is 13 1/2 front and 12 3/4 rear above the lower control arm bolts and the rear most arm is 3 3/8 forward of the rear most, lower-control arm edge flange (outside).

that - with 2" flares, is 3 1/4 inedited


note how the center line is in the middle of the hub but the upper and lower control arms aren't...


hopefully Sunday I'll get a chance to make all that permanent

I enjoy adding to the knowledge base - and best of all, if I can get someone to say "well hell, if you can do it, so can I" that is winning to me.... I grew up around a lot of people who told me what was impossible
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:18 AM
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now you see it

now you don't....edited

might as well keep moving forward front stubs

put the rack in place for clearance purposes



needs to fit somewhere in there


a bit of CAD work


looks like I need to work on the vertical as well



the interesting bit in all of this is if I decide to LS, it should be pretty much a bolt-in deal
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So now all I have to find is a power steering pump and brackets.... I'm pretty sure I have hoses left over from the fj40


time to build part of the frame



I need to find some tube tomorrow and some bolts....edited
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