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Old 02-26-2011, 10:24 AM
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I just wanted to update this old thread incase some one else runs into the same problems.

After several talks with CPP, it was determined that their tubular trans crossmember was originally designed to be used with a C4 and they assumed it would work with a C6. To make it work with a C6, you have cut off the frame mounting brackets, flip them over and re-weld to make the trans clear the tunnel.

The universal 460 tubular engine crossmember works pretty well. I wasn't able to move the engine back enough for the crank pulley to sit behind the front crossmember so I had to raise the engine so the pulley sits above the crossmember and just barely clears. It looks like the engine crossmember is going to clear the axle easily as well.
 
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I have a 460 in one of my trucks and the PO (I assume the one who actually installed the 460) cut a notch in the crossmember to give clearance for the pulley...seems like it could be a better solution than raising the engine.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:04 AM
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Raising the engine was just a matter of mounting the crossmember at the top of the inside frame channel instead of the bottom. It doesn't take much to clear.
 
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Easy is good...it was the "just barely clears" part that caught my attention.
 
 
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