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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:54 AM
My jaw is bout to drop


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:25 AM
All four spindles are from the 00 Malibu as well as the hubs. Running 5x115 to 5x100 wheel adaptors. I'm modifying the spindles to accommodate UPPER and lower control arms, A-frame style with heim joints.. Building a full tubular frame/full cage to help drop some weight and make it a little more rigid, being that it's a vert. Other than the geometrics of the suspension, the build is pretty easy. Just need a TIG machine, don't want to MIG the frame. TIG is supa sexy. The front bumper and fenders are molded fiberglass and carbon hood. The rear will be molded as well, cutting out all of the factory metal. The doors have been shaved down as well, about 50lbs of metal out of each door. I tapped in new threads and bolted a 2.2 throttle body spacer to the LNF intake and ported the bolt holes that mount it to the head. Plan is to weld a LS adaptor to it so I can run a bigger bore throttle body. A lot more needs to be done, with no time to do it. The right hand drive was made capable due to the motor being moved to the back. Turned the spindle around to put the steering gear (cobalt sealed gear) in front of the front axle. Pretty simple.

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

Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:31 PM
Holy yes....

What kind of headlights are going in?



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:18 PM
buz-buz wrote:

Holy yes....

What kind of headlights are going in?



I have 2008 corvette headlights and fog lights that I'm installing. But I'm making my own housing for the dual projectors instead of using the factory corvette headlight housings.

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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:49 PM
Crazy...
Following



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:01 PM
Evan Undead (The Black Pearl) wrote:

So much for being the first RHD-swapped vert...

Xian was telling me about this the other day. It's a long long way from the last time I saw it. Can't wait to see it completed.



Sorry about that. I completed the right hand drive about 2 years ago. The first thing I did after going Eco.

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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:08 PM
Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:34 AM
Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:20 PM
Most builds like this u know will never get finished.... But I've been around enough and i can tell just by the pictures how clean the work is done on the car, you can see the amount of detai and dedication already I know this guy will get this finished In a matter of time!.


Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:01 AM
This car rocks.I like to see diff. stuff. and this is it way cooool!!! Hope you finish it will make people look twice.or snap their head for a third look. Good work.
Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:11 AM
What I had to do to the LNF intake to accommodate the 2.2 throttle body



Modified a late model camaro lsd to fit our diff.






When I molded the front end together

Shaved down the doors as well


The dash and gauges




Hopefully more to come soon. Have to keep the wife happy first. lol

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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:32 AM
My interest in the .org has been partially revived.



Very nice!




Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:33 AM
Wow, love the gauges!

And everything else of course










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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:46 PM
Is there any structure left in the doors? Would be nice to shave that much weight!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:38 PM
CrAzY Z24 wrote:

Is there any structure left in the doors? Would be nice to shave that much weight!


No but the full cage with door bars will suffice instead.

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

Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:20 PM
Love the work, can't wait to see it finished.

Do you have a how to on the diff?
Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:25 PM
very nice. don't know that there's anything else to say lol



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:19 PM
omg........finish it already lol
awesome work





Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:32 PM
I like it!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:22 PM
I like alot on this




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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, April 20, 2012 9:02 PM
SilvrSunfir wrote:

Do you have a how to on the diff?

not really a how to, but can tell you what i did exactly.


Here are the 08 corvette fogs and projectors that im molding in when im not too, too lazy. I have some foam balls that i be using to shave in the shape for each projector and complete headlight housings. Going to try to atleast make a mold of one assembly sometime over the weekend. we shall see.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Friday, April 20, 2012 9:22 PM
lol i KNEW the fawking doors were heavy. 75 effing pounds. wow.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:04 AM
Ah yeah...Corvette stuff on a J. Nice


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:18 AM
This thread just keeps getting better and better!

So you molded the front bumper to the Carbon fiber hood? Is it going to come up all in one piece to access the engine bay?

Are you installing Lexan windows? So now power windows?





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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:12 AM
DOHC_tuner wrote:

This thread just keeps getting better and better!

So you molded the front bumper to the Carbon fiber hood? Is it going to come up all in one piece to access the engine bay?

Are you installing Lexan windows? So now power windows?



Well i just cut the hood back out of it b/c of the fuel cell and trunk space are now moved to the front. Too much hassle to remove and fill up. The only factory glass is the windshield, being that i still will be on the street with it from time to time. No power windows. Fixed windows, might make the door windows bolt in easily that way i can remove them to cruise without them in on a hot day.

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

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