Miami Active Power Build

#42
Hey Gerorge, I love it, it’s coming along nicely. I like your aluminum plate in the front, great idea! Haha.

I assume that the rear sway bar came with the car. Any idea what kind it is? I wonder if Chris had it made or it’s an off the shelf product?
 
#43
Joel thank you. Steve the front bottom panel I stole from your build. The sway bar is from a Corvette front C5 Z06. I cut off 9 inches for a perfect fit and used the original mounts.
 
#44
Interesting. It looks great and fits perfectly. What did you have to do, crush the ends? And I know you took my idea, I was being sarcastic which is why I said haha ... I love it!
 
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#46
Thank you for the compliments. For the sway bar all you need to do is cut 9 inches (angle cuts) from the middle and then weld together using a steel sleeve for strength. Don’t need to do anything to the ends.
 
#47
Thank you for the compliments. For the sway bar all you need to do is cut 9 inches (angle cuts) from the middle and then weld together using a steel sleeve for strength. Don’t need to do anything to the ends.
Ohhh, great idea! Do you remember the sleeve size? I have an extra C5 sway bar.
 
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#48
I was not able to find a steel pipe to properly fit the 30mm size sway bar so I cut a 6 inch long, one inch diameter steel pipe down the middle and sandwiched it. I then welded together filling in the gaps. Measure your sway bar because the C5 sway bars came in different diameters depending on the model. Hope this helps and believe me it is very strong.
 
#51
George,
The suspension looks great! Are you running 17" wheels required with the Corvette suspension, or did you opt for the modified suspension and using 15" wheels. Any info on the wheels would be appreciated.
Rob
 
#54
Used some of the ideas discussed in the forum and just completed adding strength to the rear shell and solving the exhaust heat issue. I fiberglassed 1x2 wooden strips and placed sticky shield as you can see from the picture. I then used aluminum sheets and created what I believe will work great.
 

Dr. Bob Woods

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#56
George, your heat shielding looks great. Glad you could do it before paint. Give some consideration to the vertical walls that are close to the headers too. I guess you saw my solution.

Bob Woods
Tornado GT40 in Texas
 
#57
Doc your Idea certainly helped me and thank you for your postings and helpful suggestions. Have you or anyone else use some type of foam to fill the void in a fiberglass spider that will not distort or separate the panels??? I’m looking for something that will provide a more solid foundation. Thanks
 
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