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Old 01-19-2009, 01:06 AM   #101
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

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Note: I don't actually know if this is actually one of PBs welds, but I highly doubt it.

There might have been a day, back when I was first learning how to weld, when I layed down a bead that looked like that!

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:40 AM   #102
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

Nice! What do you have there..? at least a few dollars worth of dimes
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:23 AM   #103
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

so ... since this thread got dug up, where's this project at now? completed?
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #104
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so ... since this thread got dug up, where's this project at now? completed?
Nope, still a ways to go before it's finished. We're hoping there will be enough time and money to keep it going. Things have tightened up for a lot of people.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #105
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Good thing I got better! Here's what a few hours of welding experience can do!
'A few,' eh? Looks amazing. My welds look like that too... and then I wake up, grind them off and try again
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:24 PM   #106
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Wow...Incredible job Nathan
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #107
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

So Nate what are your thoughts on doing a C4 rear with "out-board" mounted bags for a lower floor in say a Blazer or a Burb? Also would it handle the weight if a Burb guy was to go this route?

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:13 PM   #108
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So Nate what are your thoughts on doing a C4 rear with "out-board" mounted bags for a lower floor in say a Blazer or a Burb? Also would it handle the weight if a Burb guy was to go this route?
I don't know about the weight capability, but I would expect to see an "under floor" style back-half coming down the pipeline shortly...

"Under floor" means under the rails, i.e; no Shockwave canti- and shortly is entirely up to Nate's schedule
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I don't know about the weight capability, but I would expect to see an "under floor" style back-half coming down the pipeline shortly...

"Under floor" means under the rails, i.e; no Shockwave canti- and shortly is entirely up to Nate's schedule
So... should I just build two then Kevin?
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

Any updated pics? I have the same rear end in my 67 right now.
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This is nice!
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #113
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very very nice build. youve got some serious skill there nate!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #114
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Re: Back-half, Corvette C4 in 69

This project has been on hold for quite some time due to the economic down turn. Good news is that the customer has saved some dough to get rolling on it again. We just need to find some way to make the week 3 days longer so I can squeeze it back in!
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #115
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I somehow missed this thread. I dont know how.. That backhalf looks great.
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Hey Nate, is this Marios truck????
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It is... he came by this morning. Looks like it will be moving forward again in the next couple months!
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Any more on this???
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Any more on this???
There will be shortly. Nate is building mine as we speak.
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There might have been a day, back when I was first learning how to weld, when I layed down a bead that looked like that!

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I am glad there is hope for me because that is what my welds look like. lol ... granted I have a 110 volt stick welder with about 2 hrs using it but I am planning on buying a miller soon. (-: I looked at the pic and my first reaction was atleast I am not the only one that sucks at welding.
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I am glad there is hope for me because that is what my welds look like. lol ... granted I have a 110 volt stick welder with about 2 hrs using it but I am planning on buying a miller soon. (-: I looked at the pic and my first reaction was atleast I am not the only one that sucks at welding.
A good machine and lots of practice is what it takes! I purchased my first welder 9 years ago. It was a Miller 210, and we still use it every day for production wedling. My dad showed me the ropes, and then it was practice, practice, practice from there. I figured out a few things along the way (miles and miles of wire burnt). With enough practice you can get really good.

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It is... he came by this morning. Looks like it will be moving forward again in the next couple months!
I am just glad this thread is still alive! My 16 year old son got a '72 Cheyenne LB as a gift.....and one of the first things he thought of was to put a C4 IRS in the rear. Hello!!!!!!!!!! At first I was stunned......but then my ears perked up like a......well you know.
And here it is - you are doing it! I have a ton of questions - more on the tech side that I know you're too busy for - but maybe someday you can come back and address them.
First tho - thank you for being one of the few to reach out and make new stuff happen. Some visualize - others start cutting knowing they can make a positive result from it.
Early in the thread you said it would be easier for you to cut the frame than to make brackets work with the existing frame. I'd love to know what told that story? Prefit? How did you know?
I doubt yours is like most others who'd not take on the C4 IRS conversion with the cantilever bags. In our case - we just want to use the mono leaf with the shocks (basically leave the C4 rearend stock) so the questions come up about whether there is a need for C notching and the need for 4 link extensions in order for it to function properly?
Im just wondering - considering that the rear of this truck is already down 5 inches (coil springs) whether it would be necessary to C notch or not?
Do you find the midpoint of the suspension travel (under truck weight) for determining the IRS mount bracket height? What determines the ideal mount points for the stock 4 link rods? Like - where do they WANT to be? Lots more questions but dont want to wear out my welcome. Stuff like the rearend ratio in these rearends are way highway!!!!! What is the work around to that?
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Nate, I see you are revamping this back half. Updates? Price?
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Any updates? I wanna see more!
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #125
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quick question nate, if i was to buy your c4 drop member and your c4 back half would it lay frame when installed? on a k5 frame
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