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12-02-2006, 03:03 PM
Here are some photos of the engine/transmission being located in the stainless Avanti frame.

Headers selected for clearance to the frame as well as the suspension.


I'ts not an optical illusion, the engine is placed towards the passenger side.
You can see on the drivers side a side pipe being positioned for placement under the rocker panel.


The aluminum heads should lighten the front end by another 50#.

12-02-2006, 03:55 PM
Enviable workmanship![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

12-02-2006, 04:26 PM
Looks better everytime I see it! Can't wait to see it when it's finished!!!:)


12-02-2006, 04:31 PM
No LS2???

Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

John Kirchhoff
12-02-2006, 06:33 PM
I can see there's a lot of similarity between the way grobb284 and I do things. However, if I were building the Avanti frame, I'd make use of the 6" steel I beams I've had lying out behind the barn for several years and that piece of double wall 4" square tubing I'd had in the shed for oh, 20 years or so. Of course it's laid on the floor that long because I'm not strong enough to lift it, nor was I strong enough to 20 years ago. For the driveshaft hump I'd split that piece of galvanized culvert somewhere out there in the horseweeds and the rear axle from that old Case combine would make a dandy front end. And grobb284, if you think you need that I beam for a little extra rigidity, let me know. I'd consider it a privilege to help you out!

12-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Here are some recent pictures of our stainless frame construction, showing some of the supports and brackets.

This is the front lower shock mount in the C4 Corvette lower a-arm. It uses the existing holes for mounting, no holes to drill. This is only tacked together for size and placement verification.


This is the rear lower shock mount of the C4 rear knuckle. The shock mount is the hex stock at the bottom. It is a stainless steel adapter that will allow a heim jointed coil over shock to be mounted, again with no holes to drill.


These are the rear tear drop mounts of stainless steel for the front of the Viper differential.