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Old 05-14-2018, 04:40 AM
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multi-tasking today... Corvette got latches






shocks came last week, waiting on the springs.edited PF1 had 450 lb springs, these will be 550


this is going away - it's funny, I spent a great deal of time trying to find this gear set (3.36s), now I've no need for it


this is what happens when you don't tighten the spring correctly
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:37 AM
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springs arrived


test fitted



​​​​​​​just in time to roll it out of the way
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very nice....so the broken tab doesn't really matter anymore?
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:48 AM
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very nice....so the broken tab doesn't really matter anymore?
to whomever buys it, I'm sure it does.... I'm still working on the why-not-just make my own control arms.... I swear it's not going to happen (which pretty much guarantees it will) pull the body off the frame. it would make it a lot easier to simply make a new cradle, put the wheel face where I want it, solve the offset differential issue.... to that end, I'm likely buying some .120 wall 1" tube next week.

I've been messing with that suspension program that someone on here suggested - in my playing, I really like long arms because it keeps the tires more perpendicular to the road through suspension travel - not to mention less movement means less trouble controlling rebound (since everything stays close to the frame)... might end up being a bust, but it keeps me out of bars and I learn stuff - picture having indy-car-length control arms....
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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well the guy i bought the z06 sway bars has both the front and rear cradles and control arms for sale over on the corvette forum from a donor z06 that was not crashed......


theres a start if you dont want to make your own.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:58 PM
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and now I am proud owner of 2 sets of the world's ugliest wheels.editededited


but these are the right bolt pattern and clear the rotors (but not the calipers).
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:32 AM
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someone asked why I got the bumper for the colorado... here's why

even gets to go outside now
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30 days and no work???? what happened, you must be going through withdrawals
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I got distracted

sorry

I'm starting back on this, slowly... but the first is I need my lathe to be working


now the explanation.edited I have that really pretty adapter that only requires a shorter driveshaft and cutting the main cross to fit the 1350 u-joint.edited
the alternative is using an aluminum puck to adapt the Spicer bit you see on the black driveshaft to the 3 bolt differential.edited Problem is it's still a 1350 joint for the over-the-counter adapters (not to mention $200)... so I'm going to use a outer adapter from the other suspension to make an adapter.... which requires some lathe work (and maybe mill work - which would mean going to see a friend about doing both on his lathe and mill)

However, I also have a lathe that 'just' needs to be wired





I think I'm going to rewire this completely and bring it into at least the later part of the 20th century
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:21 AM
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welcome back looks like a fun distraction....I would like a mill/lathe set up
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