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    Redesigned dash panel for SL-C

    Redesigned dash panel for SL-C for those wishing run larger digital displays, electronics, etc. or for wishing to use traditional round gauges e.g. GT40 style layout.
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    What happened to the Superlite cars Apex?

    Engine access is via rear clam. Nose is hinged at front to gain access to fuel cell and cooling.
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    What happened to the Superlite cars Apex?

    Ours is nearing completion.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    I have been told that the LS Corvette pan will work along with the Corvette 'bat wing' pans. These are the same pans that work with the SL-C's. so no cutting required.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    I stand corrected. I thought he did the renderings and the clay. I know the 'design' was yours.
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    Front sway bar?

    We mounted the front sway bar through the front section. Bolt on design that utilizes .250" plate inside the front bulkhead for added support. The design uses the splined bar from Fran with special arms and adjustable end links.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    For those who have been following our Apex build and wonder what the final vision will look like once completed, we present the rendering provided to us by none other than Florin Blebea, the designer and the individual who did the original clay of the Apex for RCR.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    As with any new build there have been some issues. The oil pan that comes on the LS3 from GM hits the crossmember on the cradle hard as seen in the picture below. Even switching over to the GM Performance 'Muscle Car' oil pan does not eliminate the issue (GM PN 19212593) and will still require...
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    here is a close up of the notch that will need to be made to clear the coil over assembly.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    The first set up for the engine and transaxle went well up until a point. The drop out cradle will require a lift to ease in servicing the unit out of the vehicle, similar to a Porcshe Boxster.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    The new G96 adapter plate from RCR is a great looking piece. It hasd the rear mounting pads (ears) to attach to the frame made into the unit. It utilizes the stock GM or high torque starters.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    Installation of the Kennedy Engineering clutch assembly is straight foward and comes at a price-expensive. High quality components, includes all hardware and a clutch alignment tool. We are using the LS480 backed with a G96 transaxle that was sourced from Fran Hall at RCR. Our engine came with...
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    This shows the position of the wheel and tire within the original wheel well of the Eclipse. We are using stock C5 wheels for the initial build process. Note the position of the rear tire in relationship to the original Eclipse body lines,
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    The bulkhead us made from three pieces of .050 in thick aluminum. The initial pattern was made using hardboard fro making the original patterns. Clecos were used to hold everything in position during fabrication.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    The brakes that are being utilized are stock C5 Corvette assemblies with new components. These should work extremely well on a car that weighs much less than what they were originally designed for. Caliper color is yellow.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    Front aluminum inner panels are attached to the body and front frame section using 1/8 inch rivets and sealer. The steering rack has yet to be positioned and will require some trimming of the aluminum side panels. The steering rack will require thew fabrication of another cross brace for...
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    Here is a picture showing the rear frame assembly with the engine cradle removed. The body/frame assembly must be supported under the rear bulkhead. Rear frame assembly must be supported at the rear once engine and transaxle are installed even if one is using a lift or it will tip over backward...
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    One more picture of the rear suspension.
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    I have included a few pictures of the rear suspension, Shown are the required spacers, shims and brackets for the mounting of the rear control arms and shocks. Note that the upper control arm bracket that is part of the frame weldment must be clearanced on the corner closest to the shock for the...
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    Martin Superlite APEX

    Another picture of the front suspension.
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