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 Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:01 pm 
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I'll let Tom fill in all the details...............

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 Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:11 am 
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Hello
These photos are from the last couple of weeks. I will send some bodywork photos in later, once I get some colour on the inside( waiting on my compresser)
The floor goes inside the frame and then gets glued in , once the body is set down. The rear bars to the trunk have to be welded in when the body is going down, so it will clear the tubs and rear floor
I just got the front rims on thurs, but they will be going on shortly
I changed the front suspension quite a bit, from when I had the car mocked up last Sept. I had to narrow the front track width to clear the fenders
I have narrower stock car upper arms and we are moving in the ball joints on the bottom. The spindles are now Pinto and they have a 2.5 inch drop to them from the vette. I have Pinto R@P already in the car( not in pics)
We made a template to hold the rear end stuff, shocks at bottom, wheelie bars and anti roll bar. You cannot see the watts linkage that well at the top, but now after hearing about the swing arm in a door car, I am thinking of going that way, or a variation of that.....we will see
The scoop took some thinking, but the L-88 part stays on the hood and the dead dolphin stays with the motor. It will swing by it for clearance
Next weekend will be a big welding weekend, so much will be different by then. It should have the front end in and the rear end brackets done by then,,,,seat and belts etc
I am trying to be in assembly mode for the first of July. The frame will be painted, not as nicely as Duanes powdercoating ( I really like that sand rail frame), but a POR15
The car will be in urethane primer for this year. I don't want to paint the car unril after I have taken it to the track and just letting it be in the sun, to see if the fiberglass moves. I may wait until after the blower motor is in before painting.......another , dunno yet!
I want to thank Duane for posting the pics for me. I have talent and good looks( don't believe me, just ask my mom) ...but I am a putz on the computer
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 Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:27 am 
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looking good tom cant wait for the other pics


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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:18 am 
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Some more pictures from Toms project

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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:40 am 
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now thats what i call a corvette!!!!!

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330: 6.379
1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Hello
Thanks very much Duane for posting the pics. I will figure out how to do it on my own before next time I have an update.....not a computer wiz
I had wanted to have some paint on the fiberglass first before posting pics, but I am going to put on Lizard skin first, and that may not be until I lift the body on and the floor is glued in permanently
The tunnel area is higher than a stock corvette and is also wider. The 63 console does bolt back on, it will just be higher. All of the stock dash goes back in with glove compt and gauges, dash pads etc
The rear storage compt is about 20 inches narrower, buty all of the rear end pcs, anti roll bar, four link and watts linkage all fit in around it......very close, but they fit
The tubs are glass and then the whole rear section is blended in with 2 large sheets of fiberglass from underneath(smooth)
The bottom of the car will have a material sprayed on it used in truck boxes......has to be functional, this is not a show car
The floor is not glued in permanently yet. It has to go inside the cage and then fixed in, once the body is set down for good
This would of been much much easier to go with an aluminum floor, but I never seem to do things the easy way>>>>>LOL
The underside of the car is 95 % finished and I just dropped off the rear end today to get set up
The frame is very close to be in the stage to paint it
I will send in pics of updates as it becomes closer
thanks again Duane for posting the pics
Tom


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And a couple more Chassis shots

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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:59 pm 
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big block?

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R/T: .194
60': 2.322
330: 6.379
1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
1/4: 15.314
MPH: 88.79


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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:14 pm 
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oh yah!!!!! the bigger the better. :^o

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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:35 pm 
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i guess mine is pretty small then LOL!

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R/T: .194
60': 2.322
330: 6.379
1/8: 9.803
MPH: 71.37
1000: 12.781
1/4: 15.314
MPH: 88.79


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mine is only a 283, so it is probably the smallest. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ goes like a wabbit though!!!!!!!hahahaha.

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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:04 pm 
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Hello
Thanks Duane for posting the pics. I am going to have to learn how to do that
The motor and tranny in the pics are just junkers for mock up purposes. My motor I am first using is at my engine builders getting freshened up. It is a 427 engine I had from a drag car quite a few years ago. It is not real powerful by todays standards, but it will do nicely for me right now
I just got my Super T-10 back on tuesday from getting freshened up. It is a version Borg Warner had sold to speed shops ( in the late 70's early 80's)and has 9310 gears with a 2.88 first. I also have the Doug Nash crash box, I will try for the track and the occasional blast on the street
I will have many bugs to work out, once it hits the road which should keep me fairly busy and frustrated for a while
I do look forward to getting to beat on it, once it gets sorted out
take care
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 Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:11 pm 
 
Tom,good on ya. Your progress is admirable. That is going to be just a bad ast 'vette!!
Don't apologise about the por 15, if you've not used it you'll be surprised,flows out like glass, even if applied with a brush! Did my 56 3years ago, love it.
One word of caution. If you get it on your skin get it off 'fore it dries. Takes about 10 days to wear it off your hands,3 shaves to get it off your face,more than 3 years to get it off your shop floor.....
Cheerio Steve


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 Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:44 pm 
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That car is really shaping up. Looks good. I do have one question. Is the fiberglass floor leagal to race in scantioned events? Was my understanding that with the frame modifications , you needed .024 steel or .030 aluminum. Anyone know for sure? I really like the watts linkage. Where it's positioned will make for nice short strong perches for conecting to the frame rails.

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