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Old 03-09-2018, 01:59 AM
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is the turn buckle threaded into the butt end of the vise grip?
the vise grips are there only to hold the metal bit to the fiberglass, the turnbuckles fit through holes in the fenders
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:12 AM
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more work done that looks like nothing was done...

note the high-tech holding device



a picture of the way of holding a front together (it gets better, wood comes in later)


1/2 my time tonight was on this


I think it was hit at some point because there's extra bondo here and nothing is lining up correctly

this side looks great


finally I gave up and cut more of the inner structure out

and then stuff started to line up


ish

first step was knock all the bondo out




and then the nose center didn't line up

all it took was a block of wood holding the center up

and yes, that's lined up because it bolts to the nose and will flex up that little bit

and finally time to glue again



then onto the next step which is gluing the inner supports



I feel like I have to re-engineer this or later this will be a problem again


and finally, it looks just about the same as it did last week


at least next week that strap will be off

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Old 03-09-2018, 01:38 PM
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nice
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hmmmm
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Is that a Ford IRS? You thinking about that for the Corvette?

I wouldn't have guessed that adding flares would have been so difficult. Looks like your getting there though.
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:55 AM
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in case you need some help in figuring out custom gas filling options







that was one FUGLY gas cap solution especially with the crossed flag emblem


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Is that a Ford IRS? You thinking about that for the Corvette?

I wouldn't have guessed that adding flares would have been so difficult. Looks like your getting there though.
2010 -2015 Camaro SS

book says it's 63 1/2 wide. The seller says 66. stock c3 is 59 - but that was the entire point of doing flares, get more real estate to widen the track and improve the rear suspension...

and to be clear, I posted about it here to get opinions - it won't be on Corvette Forum or even facebook until it's done

it's difficult because I'm an amateur. I work cheap, though.

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Old 03-10-2018, 06:03 AM
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as for gas caps. I liked what I did on my prior Corvette - so what happens here may be simply a more refined version (meaning no stainless surround). This car came with a chromed gas door of which I am not a fan. I have the old one from my other C3 somewhere.... which means I may or may not be able to find it (I've got a lot of crap floating about).

the replacement cap on my old C3



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Old 03-10-2018, 09:53 AM
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The Camaro irs looks pretty compact. If you had a spare frame, mocking it up would be easier, or even somebody’s junk rear frame (they show up on CL now and then). Plus upgrading it later on would be easy(hammerhead, etc.).

If you plan on a roll cage, hacking parts out of the frame is less of a structural issue.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:58 AM
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Brave guy

If you don’t want the 5th gen irs discussion messing up your build thread, start a new thread and I’ll delete this.

My guess is someone’s done something close (full frame car conversion).

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