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I have begun bodywork on my 1966 roadster shell so I'm going to need a frame soon to be able to finish that work properly. This vette will be a daily driver. As I see it I have two options:

1- Get a 1965-67 frame and then purchase the Vette Brake Products front and rear upgraded suspension kit and also add Steeroids' power steering kit. I would need to get a suitable rear end and trailing arms. This option does not let me increase the width of the tires in the front.

2- Purchase an aftermarket frame that does NOT require me to cut the body to fit it, one that would take stock C4 components, including steering and brakes and that could allow me to increase the tire width. More rubber on the road would be nice but is not absolutely necessary, BTW.

Car Creations is out due to price ($10K!:surprised ), so I'm looking at Jamison’s C2 tube frame:



Runs about $5400 just for the frame. Southeast frames looked sweet until I found out you have to cut up the luggage compartment to make room for the rear coilover springs.

Do you folks know of any other aftermarket frame makers (stock setup only, no GS) that may offer other alternatives?
 

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I've been pondering the same project, and I'd certainly go option 2 to get the C4 parts wrapped around me (and under me)... including the LT4 and ZF6....

I am unaware of any other aftermarket frame makers. But, will look for some past threads on this subject.
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Yep, option #2 is my front runner. I'm looking at a Keisler 5 speed tranny and a RamJet 350 fuel-injected crate engine to slap on the frame to match C4 components.
 

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Islander said:
Yep, opton #2 is my front runner. I'm looking at a Keilser 5 speed and a RamJet 350 fuel-injected crate engine to slap on the frame to match C4 components.
It's a great plan. You get the vintage car, with the reliability of a C4. Plus, C4 parts are easily had, and are much cheaper than finding OEM or repro C2 suspension pieces.

Any pictures of your car in progress?
 

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Isn't a C-3 frame close ? A couple of body mount brackets to move ? Is the original frame beyond repair ? I'd fix it, frame sections are availible.

Bob :buhbye:
 

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Bob, C3 frames are not an option in my book. A frame was not included in the price of my car - by design. I will purchase a true-blue C2 frame before I go to a C3.
 
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