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Does anyone make a drop spindle for a C2?
Chris,

Not sure if you need drop spindles, if you go with VBP a-arms they are adjustable in hieght. They will get you lower then you would ever need on the street and probably on the track. I went with the c3 spindles, steering knuckles, and hubs. They are stronger then the c2 and will bolt on with no mods as long as you have all 3.

Just as a note the rear spindle hubs on a c3 are stronger also and are interchangable with the c2's

Did you get any more pics of the beast this weekend?

I will be sending you a pm tonight.

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Chris,

Not sure if you need drop spindles, if you go with VBP a-arms they are adjustable in hieght. They will get you lower then you would ever need on the street and probably on the track. I went with the c3 spindles, steering knuckles, and hubs. They are stronger then the c2 and will bolt on with no mods as long as you have all 3.

Just as a note the rear spindle hubs on a c3 are stronger also and are interchangable with the c2's

Did you get any more pics of the beast this weekend?

I will be sending you a pm tonight.

Chuck
While I didn't ask the question, thanks Chuck for the info. Always good to know. Glenn:thumbsup:
 

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While I didn't ask the question, thanks Chuck for the info. Always good to know. Glenn:thumbsup:
Glenn,

I can't believe the work you have put into that car. WOW Did you do the fiberglass work yourself?

You must have stock in Fruit-o-loom and if you don't you should. LOL

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FOL stock

Glenn,

I can't believe the work you have put into that car. WOW Did you do the fiberglass work yourself?

You must have stock in Fruit-o-loom and if you don't you should. LOL

Chuck
Chuck, yes, I did the design, engineering and all of the fiberglass work here at my home's two car garage attached to our house (much to the misery of my wife & next door neighbor). I have done parts of the painting over the years, such as the airbrush work, fade paint jobs, stripes etc over the years but this time I did the paint/sand/buffing all myself this last time. As you get older and watch/help enough experts over the years, you get brave enough to bet $6,000 of your own money that you are good enough to do it yourself. (cost of materials).:crazy: I got lucky and it came out acceptable, so I now have the pride in saying, "I did the paint myself".
I wish I knew how to weld, but alas, I never got brave enough to do that, considering how important it is that your frame and susspension doesn't fall apart at speeds nearing 180 (right Patrick?). (More FOL stock!) I was smart enought to have a well established race car builder construct the chassis using my design ideas. Of course all the interior stiching was also farmed out to experts, though this last time I did design and build the interior seats, dash, console etc as well as drew the logo layout for the head rests.
I got as close as I could to doing it all myself. Don't misunderstand, without the help of a lot of my fellow Vette friends over the years, this project would NEVER have been completed...ever!
Now I'm approacthing 63 years of age and painting the Vette this last year convinced me it would be my last time. I just don't have the 'expertise and physical ability' in me anymore to do it again, so this is it!
But I thank you for the atta boy. It means a great deal knowing it wasn't 'cubic money' that got it built. Glenn :buhbye:
Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack someone elses thread.
 

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Hijack or not good story and great car:thumbsup:
To get you back on track, I have searched high and low and do not see any drop spindles for a c2 vette. Maybe because there is suspensions out there that are adjustable.

1. VBP monoleaf spring setup

2. steeriods arms with coilovers

3. total adjust a-arms with coilovers

Those are the only choices I know of that are a bolt on unless you do a conversion on your frame.

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Vette Brakes Company is in the development phase and will have a drop spindle out in a few months. I have decided to go with Vansteel's upper and lower tubular A arms with QA1 shocks. I ordered Tom's differental 1480 kit and rearend with 3:73 today. I ordered it with 1350 yoke so I will have to change out the Tremec 5 speed drive shaft. The tunnel will have to be enlarged to fit the u joints and drive shaft but I have changed everything else why not the tunnel. It will never end! :nuts:
 

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Vette Brakes Company is in the development phase and will have a drop spindle out in a few months. I have decided to go with Vansteel's upper and lower tubular A arms with QA1 shocks. I ordered Tom's differental 1480 kit and rearend with 3:73 today. I ordered it with 1350 yoke so I will have to change out the Tremec 5 speed drive shaft. The tunnel will have to be enlarged to fit the u joints and drive shaft but I have changed everything else why not the tunnel. It will never end! :nuts:
So did Tom's have the new billet housings out yet?

I'm still hopeful that I will still sell the front suspension and frame.

Why not go with a tube chassis, c5 front suspension, and fab 9 rear? It would be about the same price buying it all new? Just curious on your thoughts.


Either way it will run good.

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I think that will be easy to answer.
A tube chassis would be great and a fab 9 / Ford 9 would be strong, but a straight axle corvette? I put a years worth of weekends and a ton of work with a lot of pride in what I have now. I want to be a part of this build not just pay for it. I’m a strong believer in the harder you work of something the more it means to you. :thumbsup:
 

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I think that will be easy to answer.
A tube chassis would be great and a fab 9 / Ford 9 would be strong, but a straight axle corvette? I put a years worth of weekends and a ton of work with a lot of pride in what I have now. I want to be a part of this build not just pay for it. I’m a strong believer in the harder you work of something the more it means to you. :thumbsup:
Boy, can I ever agree:agree: with your last statement!
Keep the BST (that's blood, sweat & tissue) going into um! Glenn
 

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I think that will be easy to answer.
A tube chassis would be great and a fab 9 / Ford 9 would be strong, but a straight axle corvette? I put a years worth of weekends and a ton of work with a lot of pride in what I have now. I want to be a part of this build not just pay for it. I’m a strong believer in the harder you work of something the more it means to you. :thumbsup:
Chris,

Trust me, I agree with the sweat equity, but buying a tube chassis, c5 front suspension, and adding a Fab 9 would not be any less work. You still have the same work as going with a VBP frontend and Tom's Rearend. You have the same assemble & detailing but probably less money and better strength.

I did not intend to belittle your past work, it just seemed that you were going the extra mile by going with VBP & Tom's rearend so your were replacing your past work already. The motor you have tends to be gear more towards prostreet and drag racing, hence the straight axle. The straight axle will also handle very well . A good example is the Cobra, a vehicle that gives most vette owners a run for their money and is a straight axle car.

If I was to do mine over that is the direction I would have went and everything you have done is what I have already done. Seems like we think alike. I was just trying to save you a step and a lot of money.

Did you go with the billet housing? Are they available yet?

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Chris,
Don't know if you read a recent article in Hot Rod (or Popular Hot Rodding), but it was about the beginning of the Camero and they said the engineers looked at a Vette IRS for the early Cameros but found from Pensky and Donahue that they lost almost nothing by using a solid rear vs the IRS on the trac times. Just a thought.
Also, year ago Pepe Estrada (now Tom's Rear Ends) use to modify a Vette centersection with Ford 9" gears inside for extra strength along with special 'bullet proof' half shafts and U joints. I use to run one many years ago and NEVER could blow it, but finally gave in to the 9" thing, as you know.
JM02 Glenn:cheers:
 
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