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Old 08-27-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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Any C4 to C1 body conversion kits out there?

I know about the C5 into C1 kits but I don't remember seeing any to

convert a C4 into specifically a 1956-62.

Any help is appreciated.

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I dont know if there is a "conversion" however there is a company that is selling C1 bodies that you can use any drivetrain that you want under it. I have no idea who is making the bodies but I have seen a few and they are pretty nice. You should be able to Google it.

There is another option. There is a dealership here in town that is selling a 59 vette that you order like a new car. You pick the drivetrain, wheels, paint, options etc, just like buying a new car. I have not seen the vette but have seen the 69 Camaro that they are selling the same way and it looked to be a pretty nice car. It had a LS-1 Auto in it. They (vette or camaro) is running around 80K pretty decked out. You get a new car warrenty and can even finance it if you really wanted to.

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If you go to the C4 tech section of corvette forum, there's a guy who did just that. I think he's built a number of cars.
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Thanks jsup and SCCA,

I'll check those out.

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There's a guy who adapted a C2 body to his C4, minus the cab. I've never seen a C4/C1 done though. Most people just rob the C4 of it's suspension and drivetrain and then toss the rest.
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I want to eventually do something like this, only with a Mako Shark II body.

Apparently with the Mako, all you have to do is widen the body, then it should fit.

I would love to put a C1 body on it too, there's a replica body around here somewhere in New Mexico I think...
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It's a C2. Sorry.



Calls it the Rayzr if you wanted to use a search function.
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Thanks guys,

Wow


Here's the thread with his plans

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1735503

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That is awesome looking, I really want to see the additional pics of it!
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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I have been asked to post more pictures of RAYzr-1, our prototype custom C2
but can't seem to get photos to load...sorry but i have a hard time even spelling compooter ...will keep trying and thanks for the interest...Dave
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I want to eventually do something like this, only with a Mako Shark II body.

Apparently with the Mako, all you have to do is widen the body, then it should fit.

I would love to put a C1 body on it too, there's a replica body around here somewhere in New Mexico I think...
It depends on the width of wheel that you want,but it's pretty easy to put
C-4 stuff under a c-3.(Anything actually)
I'm runnin 12"wides in the rear and 9.5" in the front.A different offset wheel would take little or no flare.


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For the artist presently known as Flynams...





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Oh wow!

First I've seen of any conversion like that.

Very unique, and it looks nicely done.
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That C4/C2 is actually pretty sweet. I like it!
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Wow, that's a bad Vette you got there, Show!

How much work was that?

I like the C2/C4 idea too, the roof doesn't look entirely right. I guess that makes it stand out, though.
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