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Old 01-01-2012, 08:15 AM
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Hi, I'm from Australia and I thought I'd share my F100 project with you. The F100 is a RHD 1976 model. As you'll see from my pic's this wont be a standard F100 rebuild.

As I brought it.

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Stripping the F100.

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I'll only use the chassis rails and the Cab and doors for the project all other parts to be new or fabricated.

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Cleaning up the chassis rails.

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This is the drivetrain for the F100, 2004 ZO6 Corvette.

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Test fitting the Corvette cradle, frame will be notched, should end up this 5 inches from the bottom of the frame rails to the ground.

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Lengthed torque tube, to suite the SWB F100.

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:22 AM
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Hmm. Interesting.
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I'm personally not really into the corvette's but I like your thought process though
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:20 AM
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I'm not a 'vette guy either, but I love Aussie custom work, very unique. Please post pix as often as possible.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:24 AM
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Wow!, That's going to be an interesting project, be sure to keep us updated on your progress.
Just out of curiosity, was the 'vette RH drive too?
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Interesting project, be sure to keep us updated on your progress.
Just out of curiosity, was the 'vette RH drive too?
It appears to be a left hand drive. I only say this because the shifter seems to be leaning slightly to the left. Or, it could just be in 2nd gear. lol
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Using Pfadt coilovers.


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Using a Holden Caprice / Pontiac G8 RHD steering rack modified to replace the LHD Corvette rack.

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It appears to be a left hand drive. I only say this because the shifter seems to be leaning slightly to the left. Or, it could just be in 2nd gear. lol

I picked the rolling chassis up from Pick a part in Ohio, Gus and the guys did a great job packing it and sending it down under, it was LHD, there are custom billet RHD C5/C6 racks in Australia but the price is worth more than what I paid for the F100

The main aim for the F100 is to shed around 400 to 500 lbs from its weight.
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Fantastic

Very different, keep us posted with pictures and the build progress .
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I'm subscribing! This is awesome! I not a huge fan of chevy by any means, but I do like the Corvette!
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I am looking at building a performance F100 that will handle, brake and go when needed. I doing this on a budget so the Corvette drivetrain was the package I felt would suite my needs best. I know there's the Ford / Chevy stuff that people dont like seeing things mixed, but to me its about building a quick truck with what I have avaliable..........

Mods planned.

Custom rear chassis 6 x 4inch mandral bent rails (trying to keep the profile of the f100 original chassis.)

Recessed firewall and trans tunnel mods.

Custom crossmembers

Corvette C6 ZO6 brakes,

ZR1 or Rushforth 20x12 20x10 rims

Toyo 345/25/20 275/30/20 tyres

Isis power, rewire kit with touch screen.

Vintage air Gen IV aircon.


These are some F100's with ride height that im chasing.

Not this low but I love the stance.
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This is about right.
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Love it. Just looking at that brand x motor and chassis..that's just art. Beautiful.
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sweet. i love the idea.
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Awesome, would never attempt it but glad you are. Should be pretty sweet.
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This should be one heck of a build
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