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    Not a problem . We are spend your money . Now if you have a problem with that arrangement then that is going to slow this project down in more ways than one . ( giggling on the side lines )

    you folks are just catching up on that front - I've been considering using all C5 under this car with a modified center section on the back... since I'm putting flares, why not just (yeah, I even use that term) widen the track? if you note the wheelbase, 4" wider front and 8" wider rear is actually just a touch wider then what is on a stock c5

    I'll save you google

    C3 58.3 wide
    C5 62.0 wide
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; October 21st, 2017, 06:44 PM.
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      and some pictures


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        just one of the people who I listen to....
        http://www.vorshlag.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8393
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          While I am good naturedly being a little selfish hoping you do lots of fabricating to put newer stuff under the old cars frame , what about just buying a debodied C5 or 6 and setting your body over it ? Seems like it would be easier .
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            Like adapting a Coke bottle to a frying pan. Architecture is all-over-the-place different.
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              Like adapting a Coke bottle to a frying pan. Architecture is all-over-the-place different.

              then it's exactly what I should do

              with that said, I'm not changing the width, just the wheelbase.... it is better then clean sheet design - just sayin'
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                While I am good naturedly being a little selfish hoping you do lots of fabricating to put newer stuff under the old cars frame , what about just buying a debodied C5 or 6 and setting your body over it ? Seems like it would be easier .

                it wouldn't for a whole bunch of reasons - most notable is that rear-mounted transmission. the C5 moved the wheels back from the driver to accommodate the movement of the transmission. I won't use any of the center - what helps is the C5 is still a frame-based car, granted the passenger compartment is a shell, but the rear differential and the front frame horns can be dismounted and used in other set ups. Follow the threads with the other shop - they did exactly what I'm proposing on a 69 Camaro. To me that would be harder since there is no frame.
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                  My youngest son owns my old red vette and he threw in the towel when the trans went out and just bought another vette . Well if he can't sell the thing for a 1000 bucks , I'm going to lengthen the framw ( probably in the front behind the front wheels and set a 67 -72 C10 on it. But I'm really hoping he sells it . I really need a suburban more than a short bed truck.
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                    My youngest son owns my old red vette and he threw in the towel when the trans went out and just bought another vette . Well if he can't sell the thing for a 1000 bucks , I'm going to lengthen the framw ( probably in the front behind the front wheels and set a 67 -72 C10 on it. But I'm really hoping he sells it . I really need a suburban more than a short bed truck.
                    If you can stretch it for a C10, Why not stretch it a bit farther for the burbs? Sorry about the hijack SBG
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                      If you can stretch it for a C10, Why not stretch it a bit farther for the burbs? Sorry about the hijack SBG

                      no worries, at least it isn't a slingshot bikini.... FGZ *smh* nice guy but something just ain't right in that boy.

                      because it's designed for a 3000 lb car not a 6000 lb truck? rack and pinion steering has had trouble with heavier applications, it's out there, but putting such a system under a truck would be asking for problems.

                      of course, putting a C4 suspension under a C3 is a well-worn path to greatness....
                      Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; October 22nd, 2017, 07:54 AM.
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                        Understood.....
                        Patrick & Tammy
                        - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                          The C10 short bed I'm sure I could get within the weight constraints . And a open bed would come in handy for the trips to Home Depot , but I really want a old 77- 88 suburban all the lockable cargo and 4 wheel drive . I really don't need another low slung two seater . You now lemonaid out of lemons .
                          Sorry for the derail as well . Thanks for humoring us .
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                            Son sold the vette today . The family was up to 4 and now we are down to two . Finally got time to check out the link . Wow . Where are they ? Nascar , North Carolina ? Very impressive stuff AND THEY HAVE A C4 CORVETTE !
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                              Suburbans... I have a bunch - it's not like they rust or anything

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                                so a bit got done. First was get the balancer on - which meant taking it off because it wasn't fitting correctly


                                now it does and brake clean does wonders getting the paint off



                                I'm glad I test-fit the headers - I need to get medieval on this header otherwise the plug doesn't come out


                                I also did some test fitting


                                why have a box when you can have a sexy, shapely girl?

                                basically it's just sitting on there - so now I can daydream on how it all will fit together.


                                and some fitting is required (a lot)




                                How I ended up with 2 shifters is a mystery to me - but it's good because wretched excess is a good start.


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