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Hello all,
Have been reading various articles and thought I should join and be a part of it. I am in Australia where there are numerous vettes that have been imported over many years.
I have been trying to contact a company called Dragvette that manufacture a six link rear end kit but have not received any response. Does anyone know if they are still trading or not?
Can someone recommend another supplier of a six link kit similar to the Dragvette kit to suit a 76 c3 ?
Adam
 

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hello,try (speedDirect.com) and go to shark bite suspension.

Couple things. First, I installed Sharkbite kits both front and rear and I'm very happy so far. I do recommend the kits so long as the installer is up for a little bit of custom work.

Second, if the OP is looking for a 6 link...that's not a Sharkbite kit.

The website for Dragvette is still up and operating...so I would recommend another email and maybe a phone call.
 

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Thanks for the info. I have sent six emails to Dragvette with no response over the past 5 weeks, so either they are really busy, or changed their contact address without providing a new one or maybe - not around any more, which I hope isn't the case as they had put so much work into their product when you check out the site.
I got prices on the shark bite kit - which looks awesome and it was very reasonable due to the strong Aussie dollar at the moment ...but...the 1500 dollar freight is a bit rough.
I am planning on only upgrading the rear to start with, I may have to settle for new composite spring and new shocks with all new bushes and rubbers.
I have always built my own cars, but I bought the vet from a guy that did a 7 year bare chazi rebuild and ran out of enthusiasm I think, so although it is finished he didn't do a couple of things to the standard of the rest of the car, which is where I am at....to complete the 'dodgey' bits.
It's got a strong 4 bolt main 350 with the usual hipo internals, big cam and duel quad 500 carbs. Heavy duty 350 trans with 3500 stall and trans cooler but put the original standard diff back in which lasted me about 3 months before making lots of crunchy noises and leaking what little diff oil was in it.
It's got heavy duty half shafts and big u joints...so he made an attempt but this is what ime talking about - did half a job in a few areas, anyway diff is out and being rebuilt at the moment this is why ime chasing the six link so I can be confident with the rear end and hopefully not have to look at it again for a long time.
It's difficult sourcing parts from down under as it is mostly online or I have to call at like 2am in the morning due to the time difference....perhaps just start my own corvette parts in
Oz ! :)
I'll post some photos when I work out how to.
 

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Yeah post some pics for sure. :thumbsup:

You might be on to something. Start an Australia specific Corvette's parts business. Not only would you make some serious coin...consider your profits would only have to be less than shipping from other nations, but you'd also be saving many the OZ Vette owners a ton of money.

I may try getting a hold of Dragvette today. If I speak with someone I will get some information for you.
 

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that would be great dc crew. ive put a couple of photos onto the c3 gallery - pending aproval.
the independant sharkbite rear end would probably be overkill for the cars use, but may go that way if I dont have any luck with the 6 link dragvette setup. I read on their site that they have freighted a kit to Aus so I know they will do it.
Spoke to the diff specialist yesterday and I get the diff back next week, cant wait to put it back together and see the difference it makes to the vette going from the old 3.07 gears to the 3.7 gears it will now have.
 

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Yello 76,

I too have had issues with email responses from various Vendors (not all re corvettes), I think they may see your an international customer and it's all a bit too hard:crazy:


They will also don't seem to bother getting a good deal on freight either....which is often the deal breaker!


I have some good news though, I've been dealing with Josh from Custom Image Corvettes over the last 3-4 weeks and he is a pleasure to do business with, prompt with email reponses and above all seems to get a great deal freight.
I believe he will be able to supply anything your after.

well wurth an email anyhow!



cheer Liam.
 

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that sounds like the first good news Ive had in a couple of weeks, much appreciated Liam.
I know its a bit of a cliche, but the red on your vette has got to be one of the best colours. Its amazing how much the colour of the paint can change the entire look and shape of a vehicle. My other toy is a 3rd gen camaro Ive been rebuilding/restoring for a few years and when I went searching for the right red it turned into a nightmare, so many reds look awsome and then you put it next to another red and it looks orange ! I settled on ferrari red and love it.
Ill look into your recommendation.
 

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No worries and thanks,

Sting red is the holden commodore colour from VX on I believe.

A friend of mine had his XC Ford Coupe painted Ferrari red recently.....I think mine will look orange next to his, I haven't done so yet.

An awsome choice:partyon:

Sting red certainly changed the attitude of the car


 

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your vette wont look orange next to your mates, the holden sting red and ferrari red are very close.

there is another holden red thats an earlier colour, mid eighties I think and its that close to sting red maybe the same and they renamed it - mambe red.

I recon I could do small touch ups in either of these holden reds and you would not pick it.

The vette and the camaro look good parked next to each other because the red is as red as I could get and the vette is as yellow a yellow - the photos I posted are not the best, ill have to put some better ones up.

bit weird really when my fave car colour is blue.....maybe a third toy needed in the shed ??

A good mate of mine built a really nice xa gt coupe in that original lime green I dont think many were produced in this color and it was stunning....he sold it a few years back its in your neck of the woods - Tassi.
 

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I can't say I've seen the GT about...I can't imagine it see's the light of day much, knowing what they bring these days






They're not the 8" rallies on the back are they...they look wider?
 

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how did you do that ? ive been trying to work out how to put a better photo up for you and couldnt work out how, and then you manage to pull my photo from the gallery and put it up ??

your right they are not 8's, they are custom made rallys, 15x9 front and 15x11 rears, the photo makes the tyres look like they stick out heaps past the flares but they are only out about 15mm. 11's on the rear really pull the 295 tyres out for a really fat look from behind.

Most of the mods are that subtle that most dont notice them untill they have looked at the car for about ten minutes.
 

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your right about the GT, if we only had a crystal ball, I sold a HQ coupe that I built, 27 point cage, 454 etc etc won first time out at summernats......sold it for way less than I should, 15 years later its in QLD with only 16k kms on the clock and probably worth 100K, one car I will always regret selling.
 

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Ha, first off re posting pics:

I find it easier to open a seperate tab for the gallery, open the photo you wish to post....right click on the image for the properties....copy the image location ie. //http bla bla bla.

when your in the reply to thread page, there is an icon top right of the text box thatlooks like a mountain and a sun, it will say insert image when the mouse is over it.
click on this icon and paste the copied image location ie.//http bla bla bla.

its that simple.
try posting your front view of the car, you'll be able to scroll down for my instructions that way!





as for the wheels, i wouldn't have picked it...the flares are subtle too.
i'm wanting to get some wide rubber under mine but don't want to mess with paint I spent so much time on by flaring the guards. the arches look a little "hungry" at the moment.


If you had the HQ now you probably would't want to sell it anyway:thumbsup:


good luck with the 6 link ...let us know how you go, take some pics when you install!
 

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was just looking at my dads xa gt coupe last week. boy what a shame we dont have crystal balls. It has been sitting half stipped out in the open for the last 20 years!! in Laverton WA australia with the windows up,no cover at all.freezing to 47*c every year! SAD to see it falling apart. A cop offered him 30k last year and he knocked it back saying he was going to get it going,YEAH RIGHT!! He is getting close to 75 and back drinking to much so you cant tell him anything:thud:
 

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Dragvette is definitely still in business. Steve Yates...the guy behind Dragvette is of the older generation and like some not a fan too much of computers or emails. I have bought 2 kits from him...both are top quality made product and do as they say. Becareful about the 6 link though at it will limit suspension travel due to the upper heim joint hitting the frame rail. You have a fellow Aussy guy down there with my old red 69 vette that has the complete 6 link setup installed and he likes it a lot. I know Australia is a HUGE country, but maybe if you happen to be close you can stop by to check it personally out.

Give Dragvette a call...at times he does not answer the phone as he is building the kits or out there racing but he has always returned my calls. Not sure about $$$ to call back Australia but a sale is a sale.
 

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Hello all,
Have been reading various articles and thought I should join and be a part of it. I am in Australia where there are numerous vettes that have been imported over many years.
I have been trying to contact a company called Dragvette that manufacture a six link rear end kit but have not received any response. Does anyone know if they are still trading or not?
Can someone recommend another supplier of a six link kit similar to the Dragvette kit to suit a 76 c3 ?
Adam
Dragvette is closer to me than you. So I went to their contact page and submitted request for a reply on that page. Upon submission, a "front page error" on their page popped up.
I'll also try their email addy.
Let's see if they answer me, as I'm interested in their products too. I couldn't find a phone #, or I would've called as it would be much cheaper for me to do than you!

And I agree with post above stating if they don't care enough to communicate, they don't our $$$!;)

Is your Vette right hand driver cockpit? If so, post some pic's. I've never seen that config in a vette.
Thanx-
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Can't find the phone number on their website???

Its on the front page just below the picture drawing and also on their contacts page link. That is at least 2 places. here it is for your convience.


CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-422-0943 or 1-260-492-7396
 
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