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grobb284
10-12-2006, 03:38 PM
Here are some progress pictures of the Viper differential assembled with Corvette style rear suspension in the Avanti stainless steel chassis. The half shafts, tie rods, and camber bars are fabricated new. The half shafts are aluminum, the tie rods aluminum with stainless heims, and the camber bars stainless tubing with stainless heims.

We should be assembling the rear knuckles and spindles shortly. Trusting that it should work out to a 58 inch wheel mounting face width. B)

http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/02/004/7F/77/9C/CC/yf9f26nLfHAZuFbFOZ-DKFbf3FYVpNT60280.jpg

http://shutter12.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/03/00A/67/3E/29/08/mVIXb2vAD8nI9wc9GRz8wa7yajfnX4dE0280.jpg

John Kirchhoff
10-12-2006, 03:48 PM
Beautiful work!!!! I don't know how practical it is, but any REAL man would admit it's an absolute work of art!

Dick Steinkamp
10-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Jewelry [:p] !!



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

grobb284
10-20-2006, 03:12 PM
The independent rear assembly has progressed farther. Here are a few more pictures of the assembly, now with the forged aluminum rear knuckles, calipers, and rotors installed.


http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/03/005/6F/58/DD/40/KEBkObQZ-lsDTrSF9JoYyNkvE-H7IYNR0280.jpg


http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/01/005/3F/FF/47/DB/2DyWVDzM7uP5BfUlyLTzBs-yMC-LMkzT0280.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
10-21-2006, 11:45 AM
I just envisioned grobb284's next update with a sbca96 type "signiture". I don't think I've got the bandwidth for that :D.

Keep the posts coming [8D]

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

John Kirchhoff
10-21-2006, 04:31 PM
Surely you're not going to put that thing UNDER a car where no one can see it, are you??? If so, that's a crime against humanity!

mtdoraford
10-22-2006, 12:11 PM
What a set-up..........this would be great in any hotrod. What kind of cost are we looking at? Thanks for any info.

sbca96
10-22-2006, 06:08 PM
No Dick, at MY wages his "sig" will end up dwarfing mine if he chose
to make one. I couldnt afford ONE of those spindles, let alone being
polished. Considering how well the 4th Gen Camaro handles, and now
the new Mustang, a properly setup solid rear axle is perfectly fine.
I have plans for mine, but it will never look that pretty. But then
until my power steering blew up, I was driving mine. Last I read he
was still looking for an Avanti body.

Did that one I sent you info on work out Grobb284?

Its neat to watch though. When you have a bottomless bank account, or
a high credit limit, you can do anything you want.;)

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

Dick Steinkamp
10-22-2006, 07:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

When you have a bottomless bank account, or
a high credit limit, you can do anything you want.;)



and/or tons of talent :)


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

sbca96
10-22-2006, 10:07 PM
Thanks Dick! Good point, it did take a lot of talent to do my Cobra
brake setup on such a VERY limited budget. Thanks for the compliment!
I must say that was a pleasant surprise![:I]

Tom