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Old 07-07-2019, 09:26 AM
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I really enjoy following a build like yours as it's a bit of a throw back and not based on all the latest high tech high end trends. Your car will still be a '66 Corvette, a really fast '66 Corvette that handles well and most of all very satisfying to drive. Good luck going forward and please keep the updates and pictures coming.
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You will discover in time, that a good '' driving school " will teach you how to be fast on the track or street. McCloud CA is close to THUNDERHILL RACEWAY PARK.

Thunderhill Raceway Park is a motorsports complex located 7 miles West of Willows, California, United States, in the Sacramento Valley. It is the venue for the longest automobile race in the United States, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, held annually during the first weekend in December. GOOGLE it up, it is a fantastic race facility. You will find many great ''lessons learned'' at this facility

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Now that the body is off its time to blow this thing apart

Not quite sure want I was going to do at first I had already bought somethings and had done things.


Had duntov motors rebuild the rear gear 336 new possi offset trailing arms adjustable strut rods. And so on
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I was told by Alan at duntov motors to down load the chevy power book and start there.

Let the welding begin. I started doing some of the stitch welding on the frame which wasn't much prettier than the factory ones. Then I thought what am I doing my buddy is the crew chief for the number one pro 4 truck in the nation. this kid can weld like no other. And his shop is with in walking distance from my house. So of to TRADS






Some of the welds in the last pic are mine there the ugly ones
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:52 PM
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Not only finish welding the frame but also gusseting




Ain't that pretty
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Looks great, Reno, keep the pics coming!

Are you going to use stock or aftermarket control arms?
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:48 PM
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Yes, Pretty describes it very well Reno, it also looks like you found a really solid frame to start with. Everything is looking great. That is the first 65-66 hood I have seen modified.
I wish I could weld like that.
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:56 PM
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Looking really good Reno. Did you use 13 or 31 spline outers on the trailing arms?

edit: 17 or 31

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Old 07-07-2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Factoid View Post
Looks great, Reno, keep the pics coming!

Are you going to use stock or aftermarket control arms?
I will be using the Global West Del-A-Lum bushings with offset upper shafts in my stock control arms. I will also be replacing the bushings that came in offset trailing arms with johnny joints
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by elwood13 View Post
Looking really good Reno. Did you use 13 or 31 spline outers on the trailing arms?

edit: 17 or 31
I will be using duntov motors 4130 rear spindles not sure of the spline I would imagine 31
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I was told this buy a very good source this helps eliminate frontal twist


Cut the front crossmember length ways and weld in a 1/4" chrome molly plate
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:49 PM
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Very impressive. Awesome work!
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Excellent workmanship.

It reminds me of my many hours cutting and welding gussets and suspension components with speed holes massaged in a dimple die press on off-road race buggies and trucks (thirty years ago), but with better looking results.

With all the chassis and body work, will you integrate a certified cage into the build?
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Excellent workmanship.

It reminds me of my many hours cutting and welding gussets and suspension components with speed holes massaged in a dimple die press on off-road race buggies and trucks (thirty years ago), but with better looking results.

With all the chassis and body work, will you integrate a certified cage into the build?
We could have dimple died the gussets but my time with Trad is about over. All of the chassis posts were in real time he has to get the Pro 4 ready for the race in Reno NV at the end of the month. I'm trying to finish the car before winter hits. Yes on the cage

He only has 2 weeks and this thing needs to be done. I will also post on it if you guys are interested?
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Oh ya for you guys that can weld but just so so this is what a mig is supposed to sound like
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Whoops when I said real time I was slightly wrong he started the chassis work on Friday
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I got the last set of BBC headers to come out of Stahl with 4" side pipes. So when we decided to do a removable crossmember yesterday Trad thought it would look cleaner to lose the exhaust holes.

First you have to start by locating the trans mounting holes

Then you can cut the exhaust holes out. Anyone want them?

Drill tap and weld nuts on the inside

Now and I mean right now time to put the tabs back on its that simple
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Well the kid started on the removable Xmember at 7 this morning and I added in a couple other things and he was done by noon


I forgot to tell him the exhaust cover didn't need back on



Done and home
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That guy is a welding machine.
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