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#103135 - 02/22/04 05:52 PM '63 Z06
bursty Offline
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Registered: 06/13/03
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hey all, just wanted bounce an idea off you guys and see what kind of reaction it get. I was thinking it would be really awesome to make a project, of taking a 63 split window, and making it into a complete modern hotrod, with all brand new Z06 components. I chose 63 of couse because that was the year of the original Z06. I just thought that would be an awesome project.....just wanted some opinions.....
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#103136 - 02/22/04 09:00 PM Re: '63 Z06
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I've seen a few modernized midyears. All of them looked pretty cool. The only real downside is the cost of such a project. Don't expect any kind of financial return on it.

BTW, when you say all brand new Z06 components, what exactly are you referring to?

Vette Brakes used to sell a fiberglass leaf spring suspension setup for the chassis that worked really well.
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#103137 - 02/23/04 01:27 AM Re: '63 Z06
bursty Offline
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i was just thinking like the complete powertrain from a 02-03 Z06....engine, tranny, suspension, etc....
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#103138 - 02/24/04 01:53 PM Re: '63 Z06
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Are you going to include the torque tube setup or relocate the tranny to the back of the engine on the 63?
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#103139 - 02/24/04 11:04 PM Re: '63 Z06
bursty Offline
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Loc: STL
again, just rough ideas here.....but i was thinking that it would be a complete 03 Z06, with ONLY a 63 body and interior....EVERYTHING else is 03 Z06. obviously there would be tons of fabricating, trying to get everything to match up, but im just asking everyones opinion of the idea itself
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#103140 - 02/27/04 12:34 PM Re: '63 Z06
leadfoot Offline
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great idea but a split window. I wouldn't
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