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Old 10-09-2018, 01:23 AM
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time to clear the space


I'll need to build new structure to support the fiberglass... but there is space


roughly in place.... it needs to move up 2 1/2"



of course, that means removing the cross member


tomorrow I'll build support structure for the frame - most likely that means building some kind of front roll cage then attaching the body to it...edited
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:35 AM
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So more workedited
notice how the pivot and the ball joint are on different planes?edited


though the Russian judge will never give more score for it, the C5 has a different spindle height and different pivot plane


so let's eyeball the problem.edited the ball joint is about in the same place as the C3 pivot would be..... only difference is the center of the hub is 20" away from the fender vs. the 16 or so that's stockedited


so time to move the frame into the frame


first cuts


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time to weld a brace in place


chopped again

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now things can move up


and it needs to move back a bit
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:00 PM
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I'm really enjoying living vicariously through your experience here. Keep the updates coming! :-)
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:04 PM
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so to more detail.
last night I got it more centered - look at the front, bumper bolt hole



warning if anyone is copying this - those holes are not, exactly in the same spot on either side


another tip - the front control arm hole is 3/4" lower then the rear hole.... this picture is close to where it needs to live
Use the hole where the lines are drawn (rear) - those holes are supposed to be in the same spot on either side.edited That said, trust but verify.
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so more fitting.... I think (hope) it'll be okay to move it up 1 1/2"edited .... I still need to get a legible copy of the suspension points on a C5;


originally, my calculations showed it here


but I talked myself out of it.... we will see, I'll mock it together before I do any more cutting to doubly verify where the wheel will end (vertically) in the wheel well.edited Even if this is a bit further from the ground the 1/2" at the ball joint won't make much, if any, handling difference.
The other thing... I'm going to eventually cut the stubs off in front of the motor mount and use new metal...edited
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