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Old 02-25-2016, 08:44 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Do you think that setting the head lights that far back into the body is going to impede the way they shine? Looks like you won't have much light to the left or right of the car.
I'm not sure if being able to see is a concern
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:59 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Yep. Agree with the headlights not shining the best through a little tunnel like that. But we'll see. Maybe some driving lights in the bumper can take care of the dark spot.
Hell, I can't see the ground for 30 ft anyway.
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Lol, good point, didn't think of the long ass hood being an issue with visibility.....maybe wheel cameras can help in that department?
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:35 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Lol, good point, didn't think of the long ass hood being an issue with visibility.....maybe wheel cameras can help in that department?
Rock bouncers = 0 visibility.
Since this rig lacks all visibility then by default.....


this is a bouncer.

Bouncers gas it.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:56 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Just another challenge to the game. I'll be like these jokers taking a cigar boat down river. Rock hopping is a blast, but I try and keep that for the last day of the trip for obvious reasons.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:58 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Just another challenge to the game.
There is a local guy who wheels a Silver Firebird. I always thought visibility would be difficult in his rig but he loves it and has a good time with it. So I enjoy it.

Keep up the good work dude!
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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This thing is turning out pretty schweet!

Are there any plans for fender molding? One of my favorites...albeit not a Vette for inspiration

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Old 02-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Looks to be going pretty good here. I think the lights will do fine if all 4 are on... low beams might be adequate.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:27 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Thanks All!. I would like to create some good looking fenders after some trim work. Not sure if I want to flare them out.

I have to solve some engine location issues. It sits way to forward with no room for a radiator. It also is very high, even the Lt1 stuck out of the hood. The TPI is 3" higher than that. So here is my first guess 6" back and 2" lower. I can deal with a hood scoop.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:40 AM   #61 (permalink)
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If the motor fits well, it's staying. So time to switch gears a little. I cleaned up shop and am patiently waiting for my Mega Monster Trans in a Box rebuild kit. Monster Transmission claims it will be good for 500+HP all day long.
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Oh, I will bump up the stall speed to 2100-2300. I hated standing on the brakes all day or not being able to stop climbing down hill. I have "bumped" my buddies before, I think they would appreciate that upgrade.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:41 PM   #62 (permalink)
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That's an impressive jar assortment you've got there.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:58 AM   #63 (permalink)
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That's an impressive jar assortment you've got there.
Hmm, I am going to steal that shelf idea for my few (ie: excessive) beer glasses I have somehow acquired...

Also do a variant for the garage.

Thanks for pointing that out....... Carry on with the build.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:07 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Think about IMSA styled wide body set ups...haha
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:08 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Reached the half way mark. All disassembled, inspected and some mods made.
I would much rather be fabricating suspensions any day!
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:53 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Finally! I can get back to the fun stuff. Trans complete with only a few extra parts.
Looks like the trans pan will get in the way of a nice skid plate. It might be on ebay in a few weeks.

ya ya. I usually laugh at people who paint their diff covers just because they had the rear apart, but I couldn't resist the monster green. I couldn't kick back, have a beer, and admire anything otherwise .
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:26 AM   #67 (permalink)
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I like to paint my parts too because you can spot a leak instantly
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:57 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Motor placement looks OK. That was a pain the a$$. A cherry picker does not work with a corvette! not to mention one jacked up.
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It looks like these hugger headers will have to be hacked up to avoid a sharp exhaust turn. Not a big deal.
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Good news though... I do have an easy straight shot from the steering box to the steering column. That's cool! And, room for some brake upgrades. Safety first.
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Best of all, it's all under the hood (I don't need any more line of sight obstructions) , and the C.G. is lower. I am very happy with progress. On to the exhaust!
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wow, i actually like the level of thought and fab work here. Nicely done so far.
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:23 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Awesome wheeling in PA. I used to spend days out in the back coal dust. We'd could eventually hide in the dirt and only see the whites of our eyes and teeth. Crazy towns of underground fires burning for years. Thanks for the memories!
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:06 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:16 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I appreciate the comment pennsylvaniaboy. But, like most of us, I get excited about making progress and sometimes I really don't think things through enough.
Here is a sad example of what happened when I was rushing to make progress. It made me so mad. I could not sleep!
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So... I'll slow down. Back to moving the motor position around some...It still could be better. I can't fit any type of radiator in yet. I think i'll have to push the motor back up tight to the fire wall.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:23 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Locked the motor in it's final position and started a removable cross member for the trans. I can stiffen it up later when I work on skid plates.

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I wanted to be able to remove the skid plates without supporting the trans with a jack. Keeping the cross member and drive train in place (unlike the TJ). I know from experience that would come in handy when on the trail trying to drop a bad front driveshaft.

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Old 04-08-2016, 06:03 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Good to back! I got some time to spend on the exhaust. Opted to cut the headers up to avoid a super sharp turn. Most all tacked in place. Still have to snake around the 4 link.
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Looks like the rear will come out in the bottom half of the bumper perfectly.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:21 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Are you worried about the mufflers making the gas tank warm, and possibly causing vapor lock at all?
Other then that, it looks really good so far!
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