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Old 04-16-2018, 12:11 PM
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Wow, those guys looking for a cost effective modern replacement will wish they’re gone this route (instead of the mustang irs).

Plus, lots of aftermarket upgrades available.

What was the final part cost with shipping?
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:22 PM
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Wow, those guys looking for a cost effective modern replacement will wish they’re gone this route (instead of the mustang irs).

Plus, lots of aftermarket upgrades available.

What was the final part cost with shipping?
$850 from Georgia to Seattle.
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Does it look like it would work with stock body but aftermarket wheels?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:54 PM
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Does it look like it would work with stock body but aftermarket wheels?
not with the widest suspension. You'll have to verify this (because there is a conflict on the various webs as to how wide the track is), but the non-SS Camaro (v6, 4 cyl) have a 62.5" track width. If that is true, then you could with a positive offset.

So here's the work behind that

Stock C3 Corvette hub-to-hub measurement is 57.5" (verified on my own car).
If the Camaro is 62.5, then you're 'only' 5" difference or 2 1/2 inches per side. The stock C3 wheel is a 4.5" backspace on the 8" wheel. Said another way, you have 3.5 to the rim face. Most modern cars have the hubs closer to the wheel face, even the BMW wheels - which look super-deep have hubs that are only 12mm back from the center and the center of the wheel is convex.

Now with that said, the listing for a 2010 SS is 64.5 track width, that translates to 66.5" hub face to hub face.... which means probably 64.5" hub face - and that puts the hubs flush with the face of the wheel in the location of the stock wheel. In that case, you'll have to decide if you want to move the wheel further out in the wheel-well (and you have about 2" to get flush with the lip). A lot of people run 10" rims (with the same backspace) on stock C3s - so there is some play here.

the tl;dr is a highly qualified "yes" you can...

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Old 04-18-2018, 04:23 AM
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So this set of pictures is after disconnecting the sway bar and seeing how close to perpendicular the axle is moving.edited I think, this is just a guess, but I think the mounts would be about 1 1/2 below the cross bar on the C3... no big deal to cut and re-shape, but that's my eduguess as to where this is going to end up
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zero(ish) at full drop

3 degrees at full compression (which is about 2" into the tire so not going that far)

I know it seems like 4 but it was zeroed and moved before this picture....

that's about middle of the travel (it has roughly 6 inches maybe a touch more if pushed - which is kind of amazing itself since that's about 1 inch more then my H3 Hummer had on the front)


29" opening at full drop


If I was a snot, I'd not tell you that it's really easy to get the suspension where it needs to be....
level this bar - at ride height this bar must ABSOLUTELY be level.... the suspension is designed to toe in/toe out during travel - and it actually helps it turn, but it must be level otherwise steering inputs won't be predictable.


all that's left is rotating the axle so the tire goes (close to) straight up and down in the wheel opening.edited With that said, advanced suspension says you want the wheels to get closer together on the inside of the turn and wider on the outside.... HOWEVER, not too much otherwise you'll have to steer after every large bump... in this case, 1* is enough (which is back to my prediction as to the orientation of the axle as view from the side... tl;dr - front needs to go down about 1 1/2 inches, I think)

the tire size Custom Image Corvette designed the flares for is 28".... that means this is basically the most downward travel


Sunday I said I needed to take 1/4 inch off... no, it needs 1/2 inch




and knock that cussable front support offedited

done


and if you look really closely, you'll see the wheel is more centered


Thursday I'm going to start making front brackets then start pondering what the rear is going to look like.edited the last fun bit will be figuring out the coil over mount... there is an elegant solution for the driveshaft... but that you'll just have to wait to see
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:13 PM
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Looking good, man.
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:36 AM
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thanks.

so I measured.edited 26x12.3 .... you'll see how I verified this at the end



oh an 9" backspace ... means I can use Z06 wheels
of course all things do not work perfectly the first time.... one hole was just a tad undersized.. easy fix on the drill press


1 degree difference - the transmission is 2.85 degrees


now to put it in place for permanence


trim, tack


knock apart,


tack again in the right spot


get the welds I can't reach from the bottom




and there it is... front is still on temp stands, but it should all be in place Sunday



hmmm,, I think these brakes are bigger then stock


verification.... fits








and yes, centered even




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Old 04-21-2018, 08:43 PM
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Parts arrived...edited
clever solution (probably should have done the other one so I could use a smaller U-joint but this means I need to put enough motor in front of it to warrant the use of the 1350 u-joint... otherwise, I'll be laughed at).




these arrived too.... now all that's left is everything
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:18 AM
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its coming together very nicely.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:41 AM
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Lohnes may joke about Mullet cars (Brian Lohnes, owner of Bangshift.com and ___ of a ___ with a ___ for a ___.... for those who are getting this on broadcast).... but I know you're here for your fix of all things mullet and plastic.edited For that... we carry on and add Camaro to my Corvette (I win the trailer park war)

so I put the other tire on.... and it wasn't right... close, but not right


fortunately, there's this thing called tacks - those are tacks.... big tacks


yep, the problem, the vise grips didn't hold this forward


chop chop


welded up tight

and now welded in the front

eventually, this will get a brace



also started figuring out how the coilovers will install



I love this - I had my laser guy cut out a sheet of tabs... very handy


and then sanded - because the only way sanding gets done is if I do a bit a day


a bit more filling and it'll be done



and I only wish I was rednecked enough to have a 60s 2 ton chevy truck with a pickup bed in my backyard....edited
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