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Old 09-22-2018, 12:53 AM
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I remember years ago someone was making such a frame as in the title. I did a quick Google search but all I can find are the restomod type frames being built. Are the originals no longer being built?
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:23 AM
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Wow! I see so many products on their website for much less than the competing suppliers. Do they manufacture what they sell? I guess maybe we found the source for many different parts.

HERMN59. Have you installed their frame or is this a current project? Wondering about the square and plumb of their frame. Gives me another choice.

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Norm bought the GM stamping dies for C1 and C2s frames. He was an ex GM manufacturing engineer. I think he built the weld fixtures. Facinating tour when I picked up my Ď66 frame. Amazing to see massive 60 year old huge billet steel dies. When he gets low on stamped parts he schedules access to GM presses he told me. Except for body shim adjustments all else bolted together. As good as it gets.
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Mine is still in project phase, but all looks well so far. I purchased on recommendation of a few Forum members, csherman being one of them. Lotsa got the full nickel tour, and some awesome dipping (if I remember correctly) for protection on his way home. From what Iíve heard and experienced so far, I think they have the best original frame available.
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Norm bought the GM stamping dies for C1 and C2s frames. He was an ex GM manufacturing engineer. I think he built the weld fixtures. Facinating tour when I picked up my Ď66 frame. Amazing to see massive 60 year old huge billet steel dies. When he gets low on stamped parts he schedules access to GM presses he told me. Except for body shim adjustments all else bolted together. As good as it gets.
A slight correction: His name is Neal Porter and a character but once you get to know him, a good guy.
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it would be cool if
he could make one with a removable X crossmember
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A slight correction: His name is Neal Porter and a character but once you get to know him, a good guy.
Thx. Yes a character. Apparently heís been a fixture in the corvette community for a long time. If youíre able to pick up your frame itís cool.
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Originally Posted by Hermn59 View Post
Mine is still in project phase, but all looks well so far. I purchased on recommendation of a few Forum members, csherman being one of them. Lotsa got the full nickel tour, and some awesome dipping (if I remember correctly) for protection on his way home. From what Iíve heard and experienced so far, I think they have the best original frame available.
Here's the article I wrote on Neil's operation about ten years ago - he's only a few miles from me. He makes the ONLY original C1-2-3 frame available.
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I have two Vette Products C1 frames here - and have installed a third
High quality and nice people to deal with
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