C1 Front Clip (end) replacement

  
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C1 Front Clip (end) replacement

 
cinzi608 cinzi608
I watched Corvette Summer | Posts: 4 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/04/12
10:01 AM

I have a 1958 (C1) Vette that I need to replace the front end the problem is I can't find any info on how to do it, if anyone can supply this info or point me in the right direction it would be appreciated  

waynep71222 waynep71222
Duntov Incarnate | Posts: 241 | Joined: 04/12
Posted: 10/04/12
10:19 AM

when you say.. you want to replace the front suspension...

does this mean.. that you want to rebuild or replace it with new parts..

or change it out for a completely different front suspension style..

if you have moderately deep wallet..  i seem to recall that you can get a complete frame with C4 suspension on it that slips right under your body... so you don't have to modify the existing frame..   this should allow you to store all the parts.. so you can always put it back to stock..

it kinda like installing guide pins on both ends of your slot car...  

cinzi608 cinzi608
I watched Corvette Summer | Posts: 4 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/04/12
10:40 AM

Maybe I didn't make myself clear what I ment by front end was the complete fiberglass front end, from the windshield to the headlights  

waynep71222 waynep71222
Duntov Incarnate | Posts: 241 | Joined: 04/12
Posted: 10/04/12
10:47 PM

DOH....   was i wrong on that one..

there seem to be more C1 articles over at the other corvette web site on this server.. corvette fever dot com..

but the giant archive has been trimmed down...  i looked and could not find all the articles i seem to recall. but i don't work for the magazines..

i spent an hour looking around and did not see any on replacing the front body clip.. but i could be wrong..

the web staff might be moving them over here into the Vette archives...  

cinzi608 cinzi608
I watched Corvette Summer | Posts: 4 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/05/12
09:51 AM

Thanx waynep71222 but i'm still looking and still in need