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14 Dec 2014 14:58 #116 by oestek
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The frame rail before modifications.



The frame rail is notched and narrowed, and a heavy plate is formed and welded in place to add increased strength. 



The new DSE deep tub is clamped into position and fitted to the car. 





The lower portion of the tub is punched with holes for plug-welding, and then the whole tub is welded in place. 





Looks like the 335-wide rubber will squeeze right in!

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14 Dec 2014 14:58 #117 by oestek
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Another shot of the new deep tubs installed.



Next, Eric begins the install of the Detroit Speed Quadralink rear suspension pockets. These provide the location points for the upper control arms. 



Bottom view.  Just needs the perimeter welded up in this pic. 



The rear suspension also requires the install of the supplied rear crossmember as shown. 



This bracket provides the mounting point for the transverse track bar which helps locate the rear axle side-to-side. 




We will be using a Moser Engineering 9 inch rear axle assembly, with 31 spline axles and 3.89:1 gears.



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14 Dec 2014 14:58 #118 by oestek
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Next, we begin measuring to install the Detroit Speed subframe connectors. These connectors run through the body structure to provide additional rigidity to the body shell. They require the removal of the seat brace, and then you cut a channel through the floor, weld in the subframe connectors, and then reattach the seat brace. 









We are leaving the blunt and disconnected until we finish the car, and then we will weld them to the Detroit Speed subframe.



We chose some Speedhut gauges for the ZR9, and they custom screened ZR9 Camaro on the faces. This car will live outside of the United States, note the Metric scale gauges. These gauges will all be cleanly mounted in a Detroit Speed steel dash face.







They feature a built-in shift light and tach memory, and the speedometer is GPS enabled.    Speedhut can make these in a variety of custom colors and face designs.





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14 Dec 2014 14:59 #119 by oestek
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Cooling a car of this power level is a challenge, especially with a supercharger and air conditioning.   We fabricated some mounting bracket for the intercooler heat exchanger to mount behind the radiator, sandwiching the Vintage Air condenser coil and the Griffen radiator.







The Quartermaster dual disc clutch will be used to transfer the power from the engine through the Tremec T56 Magnum transmission.





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14 Dec 2014 14:59 #120 by oestek
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Next, the engine and transmission or test fitted to the car to determine transmission tunnel modifications. The transmission required enlarging the tunnel in the floor for clearance.











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14 Dec 2014 14:59 #121 by oestek
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nside the car, speaker holes were cut in the doors, and the wiring was tested in the dashboard. A bracket was made to mount the Mast M 120 ECM behind the glove box.



Fesler LED panels were installed in stock taillight housings for a brighter appearance.



An American Auto Wire Classic Update harness was used to wire the car. The Classic Update harness is longer than a stock harness and has additional circuits allowing the installer to locate components in non-stock locations. This can help clean up the under hood area, especially where space is at a premium.







A Detroit Speed electric RS headlight conversion kit was installed. 

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