ZR1 high wing to low conversion - Machine shop request - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > C7 Corvette > C7 ZR1 Discussion
Reload this Page >

ZR1 high wing to low conversion - Machine shop request

Notices
C7 ZR1 Discussion General ZR1 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Suspension Setup for Street or Track

ZR1 high wing to low conversion - Machine shop request

Old 06-30-2018, 10:27 AM
  #1  
intensifi
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2016
Location: California
Posts: 179
Thanked 50 Times in 36 Posts
Default ZR1 high wing to low conversion - Machine shop request

Hello,

Does anyone have have access to design and fabrication facilities to make a mounting bracket that would convert the high wing to a low wing height?

I looked at the piece Chevrolet uses for the low wing. Unfortunately it would not work with the high wings adjustable lower mount point.

This would only be for street and freeway speeds.

Asking for a friend.

**** UPDATE 9/30/18 ****

Just installed lowering brackets from Weapon X. Thank you Ben! This is awesome. The powder coat option was worth the wait!

The clearance with the convertible top cover hatch is fine. Im not sure if we got lucky or if Ben allowed for this.

With the top up, you really cant see the wing. With the top down, the wing is not in the way. The Chevrolet high wing car cover fits nicely. I would say it fits better than with the wing in the high position.

For those of you installing, this is a two person job. Also cover the rear side panels adjacent to the trunk with a blanket or similar as you will be pivoting the wing to position it correctly. No point in having the wing sides coming into contact with the paint.

Ben I have an idea for an additional option: Bolts that match the color of the bracket.























Last edited by intensifi; 09-30-2018 at 03:39 PM. Reason: Lowering brackets installed!
intensifi is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to intensifi For This Useful Post:
[email protected] (09-30-2018)
Old 06-30-2018, 08:48 PM
  #2  
JMB
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Posts: 1,580
Thanked 95 Times in 62 Posts
Default

Haas he tried to order a pair? May need to give the VIN for a car that has them since GM doesn't want people swapping them. They have to stock them in the event of a rear collision, etc for people that own the Low Wing set-up just like they have to for people who own the High Wing set-up!
JMB is online now  
Old 07-01-2018, 12:40 AM
  #3  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

God save us from innovators

Last edited by Steven Bell; 07-02-2018 at 12:07 AM.
oldfoggy is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 04:30 PM
  #4  
[email protected]
Supporting Vendor
 
Ben@WeaponX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: Cin City
Posts: 4,645
Thanked 382 Times in 269 Posts
St. Jude Donor '14
Default

Originally Posted by intensifi View Post
Hello,

Does anyone have have access to design and fabrication facilities to make a mounting bracket that would convert the high wing to a low wing height?

I looked at the piece Chevrolet uses for the low wing. Unfortunately it would not work with the high wings adjustable lower mount point.

This would only be for street and freeway speeds.

Asking for a friend.
we have the CAD files and are already working on a few things, so PM me 😉
Ben@WeaponX is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to [email protected] For This Useful Post:
intensifi (07-02-2018)
Old 07-01-2018, 09:50 PM
  #5  
LawrenceFromTorrance
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2004
Location: Oakhurst Ca
Posts: 1,004
Thanked 55 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JMB View Post
Haas he tried to order a pair? May need to give the VIN for a car that has them since GM doesn't want people swapping them. They have to stock them in the event of a rear collision, etc for people that own the Low Wing set-up just like they have to for people who own the High Wing set-up!
I think he wants the big wing but lower. Have you realized that if you lower the big wing it will block your rear view?
LawrenceFromTorrance is online now  
Old 07-01-2018, 09:54 PM
  #6  
Mcrider
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Mcrider's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Posts: 4,060
Thanked 453 Times in 219 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by oldfoggy View Post
God save us from innovators
I just came from the Good Guys Heartland Nationals Car show this weekend.

GOD BLESS the innovators!



Mcrider is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mcrider For This Useful Post:
[email protected] (09-30-2018), intensifi (07-02-2018), onebadcad (08-09-2018)
Old 07-02-2018, 02:52 AM
  #7  
intensifi
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2016
Location: California
Posts: 179
Thanked 50 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by LawrenceFromTorrance View Post
I think he wants the big wing but lower. Have you realized that if you lower the big wing it will block your rear view?
same as the low wing other than the bigger side winglets.
intensifi is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 03:07 AM
  #8  
Glenn Quagmire
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Glenn Quagmire's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 1,967
Thanked 242 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Im definitely interested in the conversion!
Glenn Quagmire is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 11:43 AM
  #9  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default I want it, Ive made worse mistakes!!!

Originally Posted by intensifi View Post


same as the low wing other than the bigger side winglets.
some time you just have to try
oldfoggy is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 12:02 PM
  #10  
Jeff V.
CF Senior Member
 
Jeff V.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2017
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 1,617
Thanked 643 Times in 396 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by intensifi View Post


same as the low wing other than the bigger side winglets.
No...


Jeff V. is online now  
Old 07-02-2018, 12:54 PM
  #11  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Great pictures thanks

i do realize that they are very different but would like to see

visibility Tys is limited either way.

Thanks for for your interest and input
oldfoggy is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 12:55 PM
  #12  
intensifi
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2016
Location: California
Posts: 179
Thanked 50 Times in 36 Posts
Default

I stand corrected!

thank you.

That said from the point of view of the driver looking back or in the rear view mirror, I believe they would look pretty much the same other than the winglets.
intensifi is offline  
Old 07-04-2018, 08:22 PM
  #13  
[email protected]
Supporting Vendor
 
Ben@WeaponX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: Cin City
Posts: 4,645
Thanked 382 Times in 269 Posts
St. Jude Donor '14
Default

Got all of your requests. We have them drawn up, 3D printing to test fit on mine for pics, and then will have them water jet and powder coated unless any of you want them raw. I'll have a link on the site by next week.
__________________

Special FORUM MEMBER PRICING from CORVETTE'S #1 FORGED WHEEL DEALER!!

FORGELINE * HRE * PUR * ANRKY * 360Forged * ADV1 * Weld * CCW & more

Check out our Performance Parts & Packages too!

www.WEAPONXmotorsports.com


2019 ZR1 - [email protected] MPH (1st & ONLY in the 9s!)
2020 C8 order #6
2017 Camaro ZL1 A10 - Compound Boost 1200 WHP


Ben@WeaponX is offline  
Old 07-04-2018, 09:20 PM
  #14  
dmaxx3500
CF Senior Member
 
dmaxx3500's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Location: chicago
Posts: 23,436
Thanked 398 Times in 312 Posts
Default

it would be cool to use 1 mount and elec or hyd move them up/down
dmaxx3500 is online now  
Old 07-04-2018, 09:43 PM
  #15  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Im a buyer, please let me know

thanks for your Attention to detail. Im assuming you the solved the upper mount issue and that theyll be pitched correctly. Im ready when you are Im in California and bill me the way you want to. Thanks again for your effort

Last edited by oldfoggy; 07-04-2018 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Stupid mistake
oldfoggy is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to oldfoggy For This Useful Post:
[email protected] (07-05-2018)
Old 07-05-2018, 08:39 PM
  #16  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Innovation ZR1 brackrt

i realize that you have probably already done what you are going to do .

my my late thought was for you to design your bracket to connect to the existing bracket on the high wing. It seems that it would be the perfect and simplest way to go!

that way all youd have to is detach the high wing ( with its bracket attached ) install your new brackets and reattach the high wing.

Possibly you could also design the top of your bracket to allow a small amount of pitch adjustment. Is this too crazy, or possible?

It just seems less intrusive to take the tall wing off at the existing bracket connection than to have to remove the existing bracket from the wing.

Youre smart engineers, this is probably what you planned I hope so, simple is always best.

This is way all you do is 4 bolts (bracket to wing bracket), then swap the lower (bracket to car) 8 screws. Easy steady!

please let me know .
Cliff
[email protected]
650 668-2666
oldfoggy is offline  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:16 PM
  #17  
[email protected]
Supporting Vendor
 
Ben@WeaponX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: Cin City
Posts: 4,645
Thanked 382 Times in 269 Posts
St. Jude Donor '14
Default

We're working on this already and will have some info up soon
__________________

Special FORUM MEMBER PRICING from CORVETTE'S #1 FORGED WHEEL DEALER!!

FORGELINE * HRE * PUR * ANRKY * 360Forged * ADV1 * Weld * CCW & more

Check out our Performance Parts & Packages too!

www.WEAPONXmotorsports.com


2019 ZR1 - [email protected] MPH (1st & ONLY in the 9s!)
2020 C8 order #6
2017 Camaro ZL1 A10 - Compound Boost 1200 WHP


Ben@WeaponX is offline  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:23 PM
  #18  
johnglenntwo
CF Senior Member
 
johnglenntwo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2010
Location: Beaverton OR
Posts: 7,095
Thanked 141 Times in 125 Posts
Default Yeah, but still Batmobile style! ;)

Better to save that big boy for the track and simply throw on a $600 fiberglass piece for around town. It's not really going to work anyway right?

Last edited by johnglenntwo; 07-07-2018 at 05:54 AM.
johnglenntwo is online now  
Old 07-05-2018, 10:52 PM
  #19  
oldfoggy
CF Senior Member
 
oldfoggy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2015
Location: Half Moon Bay Caifornia
Posts: 460
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Aclaim

thanks for acknowledging my stuff.
Cant wait to see the new brackets

thanks
oldfoggy is offline  
Old 07-05-2018, 11:00 PM
  #20  
johnglenntwo
CF Senior Member
 
johnglenntwo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2010
Location: Beaverton OR
Posts: 7,095
Thanked 141 Times in 125 Posts
Default

http://www.hitechcc.com/product/c619.html


johnglenntwo is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: ZR1 high wing to low conversion - Machine shop request


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: