C5/C6 Chassis Build for my C2 Resto Mod About to begin!!!
I just received word that my chassis build will begin in July 2012 so I am getting excited and anxious as well. I continue to slowly take the 1964 Roadster apart so that I can lift the body off the old frame and get it soda blasted before the new frame from Street Shop arrives.
In the meantime, here are the specifications for the C5/C6 chassis I am having built by Street Shop (I plan to post pictures of the chassis build as soon as I get some photographs from the shop):
Street Shop C6 Based Chassis for 63-67 Corvette, Powder coated Semi-Gloss Black C6 C2 Chassis
M50 Series Dana Rear, 3.55:1 Ratio
Billet Web for M50 Series Rear using C5/6 Suspension
1997-2004 Corvette Rear Suspension Cradle, Used, Modified for Street Shop C5/6 Chassis
80-93 Mustang Rack & Pinion Steering, Power Assisted
Outer Tie Rod End, Moog
Custom 1" Front Sway Bar Kit for Street Shop C5/6 based Chassis
Street Shop Custom 7/8" rear Sway bar kit for C5/6 Based Chassis
Custom Rear Axle Shafts for Street Shop
C5/6 based Chassis Using M50 Differential, 14.5 bar
Complete Custom Brake Line Kit
1963-1982 Corvette with Street Shop Chassis - Kit includes (6) Prebent SS Lines, (4) StopFlex SS Hoses with washers and Horse Shoe Clips, (1) Disc-Disc Prop. Valve and (2) Brake Tees
LS Return-Style Fuel Filter
C2/C3 3/8" Stainless Steel Fuel Line for Single line EFI LS Engine Applications
5/16" Fuel Injection Return Hose, Female 5/16" GM Push-Lock One end only, 60"
Street Shop Pro Fit Kit for 63-82 Corvette, Kit Includes: Custom Modified C3 Corvette TKO 600, ProShift3 Shifter Mechanism, OE spec Shifter Handle, Bolt-in C3 Style Cross Member bracket, Polyurethane Isolator, Seamless DOM Driveshaft, TKO Slip Yoke, Solid U-Joints, Corvette to TKO Full Length Speedometer cable, Calibrated Speedo gear,
HD Pilot Bearing, 5 speed name plate, Weatherseal Reverse Light Wiring, Grade 8 Hardware, Instructions/Warranty
11" Titanium/Aluminum Bellhousing for LS
LS Clutch/Flywheel kit, New GM
Grade 8 Pressure Plate Bolt, set of 6
Billet Aluminum Bracket for mechanical clutch linkage for LS Engines in C2 Chassis
Clutch Linkage Kit for C2 chassis
1963-67 corvette Level II Hydraulic brake Assist Sysytem w/ PS line set, 6 degree mount, Early/long GM MC Pushrod
Wilwood Tandem Master Cylinder, 1.13" bore, polished
The C5/C6 chassis/frame I ordered from Street Shop for my 1964 Roadster has started construction and I will be following its assembly to completion (rolling chassis). As you can see from the pictures below, the frame rails have arrived.
When frame rails arrive they are put in a bin to allow the excess oil drain out. While they drain, Street Shop is working on the small parts. Cross members are cut prepped for welding and then degreased. All small parts are machined, cleaned, assembled in a jig and welded up.
NASCAR Winston Weekly Racing Series Track Championship Crew Member (Dirt Track)
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Track Championship Crew Member (Pavement)
NASCAR Whelen All American Weekly Series Track Championship Crew Member (Pavement)
NASCAR Whelen All American Weekly Series California State Championship Crew Member (Pavement)
In order to better document my build, Street Shop Inc. is being kind enough to provide me with photos of my chassis build. Therefore, the jig exists but it is at Street Shop.
I hope to travel up to their shop before they complete the project for me but in the meantime - I will settle for the project updated photos from them.
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While Street Shop Inc. is busy assembling my C5/C6 chassis, I need to take the 1964 Corvette Roadster apart in order to get the body off the original frame. The Roadster is a driver with a small block 350 - so to me, it is a good candidate for the RestoMod.
At my pace, the new chassis will be ready before I am !!
Here are some pictures of the 64 -
My C5/C6 STREET SHOP INC frame for the 1964 Corvette Roadster is laid out to show the individual pieces that will make up the frame. The pieces will of course be placed on a jig and welded. See later pictures below.
Parts are cut, cleaned and prepped for welding. All parts are prepped for 100% welding.
Front cross member is finished, ready to install into jig and clamped down.
Frame rails are placed on jig to be cut to length, after cutting to length, end caps are welded to close up the rail.
The following pictures highlight the STREET SHOP chassis weld preparation to perform 100% welding. You can also see the welds up close and personal. After the main rails are welded, it is unclamped and allowed to cool so it will return to its relaxed state.
I spent a little time in the garage over the weekend removing the steering column, dash, glove box, and carpets. This car has been played with before as I witnessed spliced wires and adapted nuts/bolts to hold it together. It does not matter though as it all gets replaced with new hardware. It is a wonder this car ran at all!!!