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Hot Rods C1 corvette gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by les dearborn, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. les dearborn
    Joined: Aug 15, 2021
    Posts: 4

    les dearborn

    Hello,
    I want to build a c1 corvette gasser. I have A 61 Does any body build chassis for the street? Does anybody modify existing chassis? Does anybody make a bolt in straight axle set up? Does anybody have a chassis for sale? Does anybody have a c1 gasser for sale?
    { other than ebay} Thank you
     
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,266

    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Your in Dearborn????? Where at?????.....
     
  3. les dearborn
    Joined: Aug 15, 2021
    Posts: 4

    les dearborn

    Name not location
     
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  4. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    oldolds
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    Want the front up in the air the easy way? Unbolt the front suspension from the frame. Insert some spacers between the frame and suspension. It was done to quite a few.
     

  5. les dearborn
    Joined: Aug 15, 2021
    Posts: 4

    les dearborn

    Thank you ,I did that already worked ok but want a straight axle.
     
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  6. elgringo71
    Joined: Oct 2, 2010
    Posts: 3,260

    elgringo71
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    Show us some pictures of your Corvette to see what you are working with.
    BCCHOPIT here on the HAMB makes some great axles. Here is his website.
    https://waccustoms.com/
     
  7. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 689

    Bob Lowry

    Here is my '61 and my '40 Chevy that I did that on...worked like a charm...

    bobs vette 4 (2).jpg pumpkin (2).jpg
     
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  8. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    @jimdillon recently sold a Corvette gasser built by Larry Teter. It has a tube axle and full frame. I was lucky enough to see it just before it sold. If I were to build one I would do it much like that one. I do not have the time to take on that project for myself or anyone else or I would offer to build it.

    Here are some pic from the eBay ad: s-l1600 (6).jpg s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg s-l1600 (4).jpg s-l1600 (5).jpg s-l1600 (6).jpg
     
  9. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    I don't recall ever seeing a chopped C1 before...that's the coolest Vette I've ever seen:cool:
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,129

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    Les solid axle gassers were very different. Many different ways to go. Depending on the era you are shooting for affects your decision. Jason’s (elgringo) choice on the straight axle is the best IMO if you want the straight axle. A Pontiac rear was a common choice for the rear. I may be able to help you in that regards but my shop is shut dow for awhile due to recent back surgery. Lots of things to consider and sometimes it is easiest to choose a particular car and try to replicate it. Not all had moon tanks up front and really none had whitewalls. The stance is important due to the era you choose. Since you want a straight axle the front will have some height. Traction aid due to this height may not be based totally in science but the look is cool. A very high front with a low back may not be all that correct either. There are thousands of pics on the internet. Choose a couple you like. Some are more street freaks than gasser so choose your look wisely. Good luck and load a couple of examples you are shooting for. Gasser can be an over used word these days when they are not really gassers.

    Also Vettes ran in gas from 1968 thru 1981 and many different looks. Prior to 68 they ran in modified sports which was similar to gas. If you decide on an era I can send you a copy of the NHRA rulebook so you avoid some of the problems others may make.
     
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  11. les dearborn
    Joined: Aug 15, 2021
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    les dearborn

    Thank you I ve seen, Ill bet every gasser corvette picture on the net. I have had several c1 corvettes but.. no gassers or experience driving on them on the street .so while I want a look I also want some thing streetable so im looking for input
     
  12. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
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    Les. The whole discussion of Corvette gassers can conjure up some pretty lively arguments. To be streetable it may be wise to stay away from big inch small and big blocks. They can make so much power that they are not really streetable. We know you are leaning towards a straight axle but why not throw up a picture or two of what you would like to build? I would venture to say you will get enough input to make your head spin. Some responses will probably point you in the right direction. For one thing it would surely set a fire under this thread for sure.
     
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