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Old 04-17-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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C1/C2 frame w/C4 suspension

I would like to put a c1 or c2 on a frame w/c4 suspension. Does anyone have plans to build this frame?

I know the frames are available but, I'd like to build one.

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Contact SRIII Motorsports, Inc.
851-462-4138

They make round tube frames for 53-62 Corvettes, accepts 84-96 suspension, and uses stock floor pan and body mounts.

www.sriiimotorsports.com

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Old 04-18-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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Patric - I do not want to buy a frame. I want to make one out of rectangular tubing. I have a fabication shop at my home & build frames. It would be nice to have the specs rather than start from scratch.
The outfit you led me to makes tubular frames not rectangular. I do not have hydraulic tube benders.
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Sorry, I should have been more clear.

I meant they'd be worthy of being contacted and could possibly send you in the right direction or give you advice/specs for your project.

You'd be surprised how much info they'd give you over the phone. Corvette folks love helping Corvette folks.
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C1, C2 to C4 conversions

Check out the following sites . I am in the process of converting my 60 to C4 suspension. The chassis is the best I have seen. If your frame is in good shape it shouldn't be to difficult to do in your shop. It utilizes the complete C4 suspension even the transverse leaf springs, with very few mods, rear steer ,torque arm, rear sway bar mounts, and only 2 mods to the body. A small notch in the spare tire well to clear the diff. and the inner fender will have to be cut to clear the C4 crossmember. www.carols62.com www.carcreationsinc.com
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So how's the project coming???

Still gonna do it & taking pic's I hope....

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:43 AM   #7
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Just got my frame and suspension back from the powder coaters . frame was coated a prismatic blue to match the frost blue on th body and the suspension was coated ultra chrome (great looks -low maint. ). I was unable to find any shop to rebuild my Dana 36 .They were all scared of cracking the alum. case, so I am having a machinist buddy build a case spreader so I can DO IT MYSELF. I will be posting some pics as soon as I get the susp. mounted
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Hope you checked out Paul Newman at Car Creations. He is a great guy, always ready to help or answer ANY questions. I used his services for my basket case 59 project and the results are fantastic, though the wallet is lighter. I met a 62 Vette owner from the New England area in Bowling Green last year, with C4 suspension on his car. To make a short story long, he liked the Car Creations work but did not care to pay the transport back and forth across the US. Paul Newman worked with him, so he could modify the 62 in his own garage. I believe, Paul Newman sold some of the specialty parts involved in the upgrade too. And, no, Paul Newman is not getting a commission from my recommendations !!!!
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:06 PM   #9
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I bought a new frame from Paul and had him modify it.My original frame was in too bad of shape to to mess with. The best thing about his conversion is it is all corvette and you don't have to butcher the body to make it fit. Paul Newman has been very helpful in guiding me through this project .
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There's quite a bit of information on building these cars in the December issue of Corvette Fever including a list of resources on pages 32 and 34 and some suggestions for planning the project.

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