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madmike3434

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2019, 01:39:14 PM »
if you have a large enough sway bar 15/16 ---1" your not going to get any body roll into the quarter panels wheel wells.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2019, 04:00:24 PM »
Well here it is with the rims on.  Outside to outside of the rims is 68 inches and I THINK that there is 70" fender to fender.  Would really like to narrow 1 inch on each side to ensure room for tire bulge and the fender skirts.  Still have to build the dog bones and then it's just wait for cold weather to take the car down for the install.  As much as I've tried to think of everything I'm sure there will be snags during the install. 

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2019, 04:58:59 PM »
Had a bright idea last night compliments of Canadian Mist!  Why not get the tires that I want and mount them on the rims and put them on the car as it sits now (with the 8.8)?  Measure the hub to hub on the 8.8 and the 'Vette,  add the difference to the tires once mounted and see if they fit.  Actually seeing the fit is much better than "in theory they should fit".

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2019, 10:08:44 PM »
Lol   I got a kick out of your post.  :D  Dad use to tell me " Slow down...your way over thinking this"  ;D

Friend of mine years ago did as you are in rear end install, only with a C3 set up. ('70 Chevy short bed) I would check on it ever couple days when I was in town. Really hurt my brain looking at all the angles and degrees he had skeched down for all the mount points.

When I was trying to figure out how to do my '34,  I had to remember what the 'ol man had said. Got the tape out and realized ... hell the C3 Vette rear frame would just fit as is. Bobbed it off complete and welded it on.   No brain explosion at all! ;D

Great job your doing on yours, sure looks good. Way above my pay grade!

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2019, 07:57:40 PM »
Talk about crash and burn!  Did anyone notice my last post about putting the new tires on the Camaro rims and mounting them on the 8.8 axle?  I got all the way to the car and was about to lift the tire onto the studs when it hit me...Ford axle, GM rim, ain't going to fit.  Well, it went downhill from there.  Nice to have all the parts in one place and was able to do some accurate measuring.  Tires outside to outside mounted on the C4 mockup is 69 inches.  Inside fender to fender is 70 inches.  In my mind this is to close which means narrowing the half shafts 1" on each side.  Getting the mock up on the floor, leveling it and measuring frame to ground I think I'm about (at least) two inches to high.  To lower the car I can move the pumpkin up to the floorboard which is 5.5 inches.  This will require major mods to the frame rails.  I'm going out in the garage now, drink a few brews and wait for a flash of brilliance.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2019, 01:09:38 PM »
I'm sorry 39delux. It's easy for me to say but, back to the drawing board. By the looks of your work there is no question that you'll figure it out, that's for sure.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2019, 03:12:39 PM »
Sometimes a few brews and staring at it for an hour or two will help ;)
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Re: Rear end
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2019, 04:04:38 PM »
whatever that bracketry on the outside of the frame is behind tire, gotta go some where else, otherwise first lean of frame and tires are toast.

You need a sway bar in the 7/8 --1" thickness to stop any body roll.  SCHROEDER makes custom splined sway bars in a width you specify.

I have a .900 thickness on my 35 chevy coupe with jag with tires 1/2" away from frame, per side with no problems.

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