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Old 12-14-2019, 03:31 PM   #201
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Actually that picture helps a lot thanks. I have two vertical holes as well on the left side that looks like I can fill.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:44 AM   #202
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

My Latest Video is now up covering off all the bits Ive been attacking.

Basically I have strated to bolt the front end back together now. I have a small alignment issue on the front panel to the door location on the RHS which I am sure I will sort before too long.

I mounted my early xmas present to myself, a massive 14"x5" K&N air filter .... Now thats what I call an engine bay ... time for the napkins fellas.

Today I decided to re-route the LS steam vent piping today from the engine to the radiator as I wasn't happy with placement before. Well worth the cost of some new -4 and -6 fittings. (see pics below)
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:53 AM   #203
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

So I have been busy over the last few days and buttoned up the front end hopefully for the last time.

I made this QUICK VIDEO showing my plans for the front bumper mod and for the 2nd engine start up of my modified LS1 engine (and I dont even have a mafless tune yet).

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Old 12-31-2019, 12:52 AM   #204
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

well I've been at it again over the last couple of days. no video updates but I do have a couple of pics.

basically I redid my kick panels without the speakers and covered them in a black vinyl. I used some black screws to the inside panel and even made some brackets for the courtesy lamps to mount up out of sight. I also mounted the a/c vents for the final time.... super happy with the end result.

I finished the steering column and bolted it all in place. for the last video it was just sitting there. with that done I was able to finally join the column to the steering rack with my 2 piece intermediate shaft. I still need to figure out how/where to mount the rose joint for the lower support but my certifiers not back for another week. still looks awesome as well
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:25 PM   #205
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

I had a question about your steering joints. I'm to the point of ordering couplers for mine. Was planning on going with Flamming river stainless 17mm DD on the rack and 1"ddx3/4 DD for my Ididit column. I noticed you went with a splined middle joint. Did you go splined for adjustability? Also what manufacture did you go with. I only saw flaming river list DD or splined on both ends. I wish I could use the original vette setup as it still looks brand new but I'm running out of time and can't mock it up until I get the rack back(two weeks), firewall finished, engine sorted and re-installed
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:39 PM   #206
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

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I went splines centers to ensure we could get accurate clocking top to bottom (plus that's what they had anyways). Unfortunately I dont know the manufacturer. Being we are in New Zealand they probably come from China or Tailand. They are stainless and good for 38 degree angles. I couldn't tell you more than that though.

good luck with your install.

p.s I've just got my 2x custom p/steer tubes back and installed and have designed the L bracket to hold the rosejoint to the chassis on the lower section. almost complete now


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Old 01-07-2020, 09:56 PM   #207
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

ok, good to know. I may have to wait till I have my rack in. Currently looking at around $600 in joints and shafts.$550 for my power rack, $560 for my column and drop and looking like another $4-500 on my wheel. Who knew steering would cost so much but its all useless unless you have all the pieces.
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Old Today, 04:04 AM   #208
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Re: 1958 SWB C4 Fleetside - NZ Build

Just a couple of pics to show the steering intermediate finally fitted.

Didn't take much really, just a piece of 3mm galv plate, extend the 90 degree bend (with use f a hammer and vice) , then I drilled a couple of holes in the plate and the bracket for the C4 Corvette Suspension chassis boxing and presto ..... the steering column is complete

The top bearing is a bit graunchy so I might pull it apart and replace it (are all late model chevy car/truck columns the same (bearings held in a piece of plastic)

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Pic 2 - looking up
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