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Old 01-05-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Is there anyway to pull the body off the frame on a C4 similar to how it is done on the C3s?

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Is there anyway to pull the body off the frame on a C4 similar to how it is done on the C3s?

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it's not similar to a c3. the bodyshell/frame are somewhat of an integrated assembly. i don't think its possible to do a "true" body off restoration on a c4. the body shell/frame assembly would most likely be the basic component on a full c4 restoration.
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No.
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You can do it, but you'll need a sawzall
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Yea, but gluing all that resin dust back in is a headache..
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sweet weight reduction
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Would you have to run in modified class?
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First there was the corvette based nomad wagon. For a delivery vehicle that hauls we see the beginings of the Covette Camino.
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First there was the corvette based nomad wagon. For a delivery vehicle that hauls we see the beginings of the Covette Camino.
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