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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 09, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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DSE weld in frame connectors

Greetings to all!
I would like to see some ground clearance side shot pictures of the DSE weld in frame connectors welded or bolted to the front subframe on 1st gen Camaro's after they have been installed and the car is back on the ground.

Anybody got any they can post here???

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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

What you see under the car just in front of the rear tire is the muffler case; the DSE SFC is higher still.



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in this case the lowest thing you can see is the u-bolts for the leaf springs and the muffler case.

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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

In my opinion the DSE connectors are the best fitting, tucked up under the body, structrual ones out there. Be warned thou you have to cut up the floorpan a little, but well worth it.
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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

Mike what type suspension are you running ?Tire /rim size ?The stance your car has is perfect .

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Mike what type suspension are you running ?Tire /rim size ?The stance your car has is perfect .
Tires are easy - those are stock C5 wheels - 18x9.5 rear with 275-35-18 tires; 17x8.5 front with 245-45-17 tires

Suspension is a little more complicated because it's not a kit. The rear springs are "Carl Casanova" spec Flex-a-Form composite leaf springs (about a 225 lb./in. rate) with the eyelets flipped over to drop the rear end. The front is AFCO spring adjusters with AFCO 650 lb./in. 9.5" coil springs. Adustable Koni's all around, Gulstrand mod up front, stock control arms with delrin bushings and solid body bushings.

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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

Mike,
Nice ride there

Well, I was unable to find any close up pics and the installation instructions that come with the DSE don't help either.
So, here is what I ended up with.
Boy, I sure hope I did it correctly. I would have thought they would have been parallel to the subframe before the taper.



What do you think?

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Man looks great...

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Mike,
Nice ride there

Well, I was unable to find any close up pics and the installation instructions that come with the DSE don't help either.
So, here is what I ended up with.
Boy, I sure hope I did it correctly. I would have thought they would have been parallel to the subframe before the taper.

What do you think?
Those look fine, probably about the same as on my project '68 (not the one above) or higher.

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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

They are a really nice piece and tuck up tighter than the exhaust and subframe for that matter.
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Re: DSE weld in frame connectors

On mine they are about 1/4" below the floor pan. easy to install and i am more than happy with them.
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They are a really nice piece and tuck up tighter than the exhaust and subframe for that matter.
That car is gorgeous How much cutting did you have to do? I was thinking about going with the hotchkis cause i hear they tuck up real nice but these things look awesome!
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