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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, February 14, 2014 8:43 AM
Awesome work! I love that upper helm joint/ball joint setup. I wanted to run the Vette knuckles on my project, but had to get around the ball joint being on the knuckle and not the upper arm.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, February 14, 2014 9:06 AM
SpeedRacerZ wrote:

Awesome work! I love that upper helm joint/ball joint setup. I wanted to run the Vette knuckles on my project, but had to get around the ball joint being on the knuckle and not the upper arm.


Making those tapered adaptors was my way around it. It took me a few days to come up with something, but it worked

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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, February 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Cant wait to see the wheels on the car outside!!!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, February 14, 2014 3:04 PM
I like the progess

SpeedRacerZ wrote:

Awesome work! I love that upper helm joint/ball joint setup. I wanted to run the Vette knuckles on my project, but had to get around the ball joint being on the knuckle and not the upper arm.


Chevette with 18x9.5 & 19x12 z06 wheels...hmmm....

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99 Z24

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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:27 PM
Looks amazing. Can't wait to see pics with the body on the car with those wheels on there.



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:02 AM
Looking good Ben.





Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:16 AM




Coolant system held pressure and the electronic water pump has more than enough potential to maintain temp.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:10 PM
Started her up today with the new harness installed so I could fully test the digital controller for the water pump and the dual fuel pump setup. The fuel pressure was bouncing all over the place. I think the pumps are battling each other, so Im going to install the check valves at the pump to see if that with help. If not, the my regulator might be shot even though it is new. Need a new turbo or rebuild mine and need to have axles made to accommodate the new corvette hubs. Too much to do before the show in April. Blah


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:13 PM
Keep doing work!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Saturday, March 01, 2014 7:07 PM
To solve my fuel pressure issue, I picked up these inexpensive check valves from NAPA. Works perfectly for 27 bucks.



Finally pulled the water pump gear off, as well as removed the balance shafts from the rotating mass. Doesn't really vibrate much more, but definitely revs quicker.


Some more metal that I removed from the rear of the car. Thats pretty much is for cutting waste metal off.


Here is a shot with the rear wheel sitting in place. I have already cut out a lot of the quarter and still need to cut about 2-3 inches out to allow for suspension travel.


Finally made the seat slider mounts for the drivers seat and welded up the shift links for the new shifter.



Enjoy life while you can, because you only have one shot. So go BIG or go home.

Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Sunday, March 02, 2014 6:38 AM
Love this more and more everytime



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, March 03, 2014 7:11 AM
that rear wide body would be perfect. you could mold it on and have it hang down over the tires so you don't see all that cut up quarter





Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 6:48 AM
Instead of having axles made, I decided to make these slip over spacers to account for the difference between the corvette full splined hubs and partial splined axle ends.
I didn't have a drill bit large enough to drill the back half of the hubs out, better option. Im still on the search.








Rear lower ball joints




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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:51 AM
finally filled in the factory gas door hole. I still need to finish cutting the wheel well out to clear the rims and then I can make the flares.



Thanks to Sonus Evolution for helping me out with some MASS filler to sample for the contouring of the fender flare contact points.


the start of the front sway bar brackets.


Completed the rear upper x-brace, just waiting on the grade 8 bolts to come in.


Had to make a need dash to accommodate the angle of the steering wheel.











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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:41 PM
My lord... This build is amazing! Can't wait to see it done!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:14 PM
Right hand drive?



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:02 PM
shanez24 wrote:

Right hand drive?


yeah




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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:34 AM
What a monstrosity this thing is turning into...............



I love it, keep on keeping on.



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:21 PM
im so glad you're on our side.



RIP silver car. You will be missed.
Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:35 PM
I absolutely LOVE the craftsmanship going into this car! Excellent work! Can't wait to see the flares on and body done! Keep it up man!






Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:37 PM
Definitely loving this build!




Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:41 PM
Just finished the rear upper control arms.






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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:49 PM
Rear tie rod bars are done


Rear upper control arms


Some welds on the coolant pipes




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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:08 PM
That is some serious fab work and great results!Continue on



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, March 28, 2014 5:17 AM
Geeesh










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