Looks like the bottom of the bird cage at the front body mounts might have plated over at some time . The best I can tell from photos 1 , 2 & 7 the vertical section of plate doesn`t sit flush against A post and the top edge in photo 1 looks like a freshly cut edge to me but could be wrong . If they have been plated over to reinforce where the body mounting bolts pass through the bushes it begs the question whats the rest of the chassis like in that area . The rubber bushes thenselves look ok so might have been replaced bult the bolts and washers look old which is odd beacuse I thought new mounts came as a complete kit with rubbers , bolts and washers .Hi,
Any C3 gurus available to pass comment on a few pics I’ve been sent of the birdcage/underside of a C3 I’m interested in?
I’m planning to inspect the car shortly but just wondered what you guys think.
Thanks in advance.
I stand corrected then , just thought they didn`t look quite right . Mine hasn`t got plates standing slightly proud . I descaled that box section area on mine and painted with copious amounts of rust protection paint .Those body mounts are as it left the factory. They’ve not been plated, I’d take a photo of mine but it’s dark and cold!
Id just re-route or insulate the trans pipes. As long as the guild is a nice colour and doesn’t smell burnt it’ll be fine. I doubt that’ll cause the box to overheat but every little helps.
Shouldn't imagine there would be too many Vettes (or any other UK based American cars from this period) with smog gear still intact and useable. It has never been a legal requirement on cars in UK from that time so most people would have junked-it.I cannot remember but what year did the C3s get smog system like CATs
as I do not see them on this C3 ?
Shouldn't imagine there would be too many Vettes (or any other UK based American cars from this period) with smog gear still intact and useable. It has never been a legal requirement on cars in UK from that time so most people would have junked-it.