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2/08/2012 2:17 pm  #1


Innovative Ways To Update And Build

I came across this pic and had to post it. Maybe others see some ideas. A flanged spacer for inner suspension mounts.
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/IMG_5117.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/LincolnPics181.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/LincolnPics195.jpg

http://www.ffcars.com/forums/120-factory-five-33-hot-rod-forum-sponsored-e-t-wheels/230506-independent-rear-end-2.html

Ralphy

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2/08/2012 2:58 pm  #2


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

Ralphy - THAT is a clever find!

Sure would beat welding to the cast C3 diff wouldn't it. 
Like those LCA/UCA mounting points - not a fan of single sheer,.
But looks like there might be a web/link on the uppers forward tying the two together.

Cheers - Jim


UNDERCONSTRUCTION! Highly Modified C3 Corvette
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2/08/2012 3:28 pm  #3


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

Who says it has to be single sheer? Get that fake quick change cover out of the way. Then link the left and right inner's together. I also see he raised the LCA's  and ran them parallel to the HS like I mentioned before. I see he has CV's also.

Ralphy

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2/08/2012 6:20 pm  #4


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

I made a mistake thinking the carrier was a C4, it's from a T Bird also. The QC C3 cover is the only Corvette like item.
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/IMG_5494.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/IMG_5123.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/LincolnPics143.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/LincolnPics146.jpg

http://s571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/?start=320#!cpZZ17QQtppZZ16

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2/08/2012 6:48 pm  #5


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

Again here is my cover vs. the dummy Quick Change cover. All C3 covers.
http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/SR/Product/92547005_R.jpg


Different mount, This cover may be the same as the one above. Minus the flange above. The two extra ribs going to the top would seem to be in the way of the upper cover holes. The real item may not be like this.
http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/SR/Product/92547003_R.jpg

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/search-corvette-diiferential-cover.html

Quick Change Dummy
http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/SR/Product/92547001_R.jpg

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Quick-Change-Look-Corvette-Rear-Covers,3801.html

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2/08/2012 10:47 pm  #6


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

OK,
Here is his finished product. Looking really nice, I do see trailing links on the LCA. But given that that this unit looks fairly wider than what I will need and if I add a true UCA. I would think the trailing links would not be needed.


http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/Final%20Assembly/IMG_6799.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss151/kgb911_photos/Final%20Assembly/IMG_6789.jpg

http://www.ffcars.com/forums/attachments/factory-five-33-hot-rod-forum-sponsored-e-t-wheels/29447d1327774356-just-curious-anyone-done-irs-underside-003.jpg

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2/08/2012 10:55 pm  #7


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2/09/2012 6:41 am  #8


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

Looking through his pics again. Something that should have been done different. He has very little lateral support. In fact the Heims in front offer none.

Ralphy

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9/15/2012 10:38 pm  #9


Re: Innovative Ways To Update And Build

Everything rigidly mounted.   All the NVH isolation gone.   Rubber-isolated diff mounting gone.  Suspension loads passed thru the rigidly-mounted diff case.

Basically street-rod C3/Jag practice, but design-wise a big step backward from how the MN12 Thunderbird was laid out by Ford.

IMO, of course...

 

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