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Old 03-01-2015, 07:33 AM   #121
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Don't make is get that damn owl out again!
Not that!!! Anything but that!





Will get some photos up tonight. Finished the Brown Bread install (Dynamat) top and bottom.

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Again, slow progress but looking good.


Front end of heat barrier and sound proofing done.








Also did the underbody tunnel area.



The cardboard area is a template I used for the Sparco seats for placement. I am over 6' tall and need as much leg and headroom as will allow. This setup will allow for the lowest & furthest back mounting point.





Next week I'll be back on the chassis. Plans are to cut the crossmember and put on the removable brackets as well as dish it to allow for the trans mount isolator.





Also, even though I have blasted and refinished some of the nuts and bolts, I have been pulling the old hardware and replacing with Grade 8 hardware.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:43 PM   #123
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Any progress is good progress-

Slofut's build - he actually cut the floor to drop his seat. I'm running Corbeau GTS seats and I shaved some of the foam off the bottom to drop it down a bit...

I've become a night owl on my build!!!

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BTW- If you could- since yours is a 68- give me the diameter of the hole in the driver's side panel where the ignition switch is- if possible. I'm looking at using a 68 panel and putting the start button where the key is. THANKS
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All that soundproofing you've installed so carefully that you will never see.... nor hear. It will bring the cabin sound levels at highway speeds to something that sounds like it has to be a bit newer of a ride. I even did the doors. Anyone that's ever owned a C3 in the summer WILL benefit bigtime in reducing heat transfer into the cabin. Class act job on the application. Neat and tidy. You've really got a LOT done!
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All that soundproofing you've installed so carefully that you will never see.... nor hear. It will bring the cabin sound levels at highway speeds to something that sounds like it has to be a bit newer of a ride. I even did the doors. Anyone that's ever owned a C3 in the summer WILL benefit bigtime in reducing heat transfer into the cabin. Class act job on the application. Neat and tidy. You've really got a LOT done!
I have enough to do the door's as well. Where did you put the soundproofing on the door inner or outer skin?

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I have enough to do the door's as well. Where did you put the soundproofing on the door inner or outer skin?

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I put mine on the outer skin and used a plastic door dust shield as a template.
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C3 Corvette Removable Transmission Crossmember

Spent time cutting up the frame to add the MMT braces to the transmission crossmember. It will be easily removable now if I have issues with the T-56 trans. I also cut away the lower section of the crossmember so that the Energy Suspension mount will be the correct height. Will be welding in plate support/reinforcement next weekend... Stay tuned!














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The cardboard area is a template I used for the Sparco seats for placement. I am over 6' tall and need as much leg and headroom as will allow. This setup will allow for the lowest & furthest back mounting point.

I'm 6'1" and needed some extra room too. I was upgrading from the stock seats to a pair of sport buckets from a 2001 Celica GT. Great seats with very low profile manual seat tracks. However, I was actually sitting a little over an inch higher with the new seats.

I contemplated removing the tracks but considering the chore of deleting the tracks and inventing a mounting system, I searched for another head-room solution.

Viola...I removed the T-top headliners and clips, and simply painted the insides body colored.

Not only did I gain close to two inches of clearance, but those headliners are heavy and removing them shaved off by my calculations, around ten pounds.

...just an idea for you...
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I am not the op, but maybe I can help. What you see on the fenders above is not kitty hair, it is called fiberglass mat, randomly oriented strands. Kitty hair is body filler with short strands of fiberglass mixed in, there is also a long strand version. The reason you use Fiberglass mat versus Fiberglass fabric on the front side is that the mat does not imprint or you do not see the pattern of cloth when finished and it later shrinks. The cloth is great to use on the backside for strength. Also if you have never done glass work, you work out as much as the resin as possible for strength, it is the glass that has the strength. There are various ways of doing this like a chopped of disposable brush or rollers. Hope this helps.
I should have chosen my words better, but I got the answer I was looking for! I knew the difference between tiger hair and kitty hair..just forgot it came in a mat that looks like hopper-fed strands

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c3 Corvette Transmission Crossmember Modification

C3 Corvette Transmission Crossmember Modification for t-56 Almost Finished! Needs cleaning and paint...
3 Layers of 1/8" plate steel welded. Brace on the bottom goes completely across. Box section across the rear. Solid as a brick!











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Wow!

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I welded tabs front and rear on the crossmember and ran into clearance problems when I put the body back on. I might be wrong here but you may want to check. My body sat almost flush with the crossmember. The front mounts I ended up cutting down for clearance. The piece along the top may give you trouble. Again, just a thought.
<a href="http://s925.photobucket.com/user/sco...53e03.jpg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf9353e03.jpg" border="0" alt="Modified crossmember photo 0211141552_zpsf9353e03.jpg"/></a>
From the inside looking through the console.

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Ground view

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It's a little dark but maybe you can see where I had to cut the tabs so the body would sit flush. Hope this helps. Again, maybe you've accounted for this and it's all good. Cheers
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:16 PM   #134
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External Fuel Pump C3 Corvette

More Good Stuff Finished.


Mocked up the fuel system and the external Bosch fuel pump. Made a box with rubber isolators attached to the fuel tank support.











Also did some welding/fabrication:
Patching the hole in the birdcage


Before...





After...







Radio delete plate





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Sweet fab

Liking that radio delete!
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