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Old 08-16-2018, 05:09 PM
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it's funny, as I was drafting the post, my first thought was "why didn't I check the length and photograph it?" it's coming, but for now I don't know.

The track width will be at least 4" wider. I'm seriously considering building a tube structure that welds or bolts to the frame.... but who knows, I'm still in the envisioning phase - at this point my lean is towards keeping the stock steering and reversing the spindles; however, that may not be possible.... in any case, I'll post it as it happens (there will be no coloring me as knowledgeable - only dumb enough to make the mistakes to see what happens)
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:55 PM
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You said you might go with tube, I really like what this guy did, link to photos.


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Old 08-17-2018, 02:17 AM
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I originally welded in a C-3 cross member and used C-3 control arms and a rear steer box. Then I modified the cross member (narrowed it in front and built pick-up points for C-4 control arms) and added a Woodward front steer rack. Then I modified the cross-member even more to add my own fabricated control arms and a Sweet Engineering R&P. The front tube holds the Speedway Engineering swaybar and the pick-up points for the control arms are on slugs to adjust roll center and anti-dive. the rack is adjustable fore and aft for Ackermann adjustments.

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Old 08-17-2018, 03:59 AM
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much to consider.... in answer to the prior question - how does it compare with the C3 lower arm... within an inches of the same (size)

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you guys do nice work
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:27 AM
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sigh, I wish it was on the C3.... but alas, I needed a car trailer so I built this
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Wow, that's nice...
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thank you, I was rather surprised how well it turned out... especially the red
it behind my truck


I'm going to start this thing.edited I know it's kind of silly to do it but I want to hear it and I do have a concern about the deck finish and the cometic gaskets.... you know that story about 'it should be fine'?edited yeah... I want it to run in unfinished form so when I pull it down to the frame to make it pretty, I won't be revisiting this (and still I plan to drive this for the 2019 Colby Cruise....)

In that vein, spaghetti... errr... wiring

I tried these butt connectors out - I dunno if I recommend them or not (longevity is unknown) but I do like how simple it is to put to wires together with just heat and no crimping

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the gauges light up.... I really only care about oil pressure at the moment - but they all work .... O2 sensor and fuel on the top, oil pressure, temp and volts on the bottom.edited Yes, it's still carb'd but tuning is so much easier with a wide band O2 sensor on the dash....
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I don't know who that old, fat guy is in the video.edited His wardrobe is called "Garage Hobo"

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Old 08-24-2018, 11:19 AM
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Hard to beat the big block fun factor. Looking forward to the c5 conversion.

I should mention, the crossmember photos (I stole/linked) above were for a drag car with an extensive cage. One tube might not be sufficient otherwise. But, it’s so clean, I was really impressed.

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