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carsandstuff 01-13-2011 12:03 PM

1939 Master 85
Hello, Well I finally found the 39 chevy of my dreams. A barn find that needs alot of attention. First off any suggestions on front suspension. I keep hearing mustang II. Is this the actual front suspension from the car fabricated to fit. Why Mustang II? Any other ideas? Also rear end , what works the best? I am planning on sticking a 406 that i have been looking for a home for. Do I need to beef up the frame at all?
Any ideas I would love to hear.

PS. I am not looking to build a 100,000.00 Rod. Just a nice cruiser.

matts37chev 01-13-2011 12:07 PM

welcome :welcome:
we love pics

eloc431962 01-13-2011 03:12 PM

Welcome to the site.


spanky36 01-13-2011 08:33 PM

Welcome, I have a 39 Master 85 also. I would suggest a Chassis Engineering front suspension kit and their rearend kit for a Ford Granada rearend. I was completely satisfied with them. Spanky

poncho62 01-14-2011 05:45 AM

welcome...Best to post questions in the forums that they are related to......

carsandstuff 01-14-2011 06:40 AM

Thanks for the info, Where do I find this kit and rear end? Do you have a website address?

spanky36 01-14-2011 09:17 PM

The website is I got the rearend at a junk yard for $75. Spanky

carsandstuff 01-23-2011 11:47 AM

1939 chevy steering
I have yanked the Original motor out of the 39. Any advise on steering? I am planning on leaving in the original straight axel. Do you use the original steering set up or replace? wondering if it will interfere with the small block I am putting in.

spanky36 01-23-2011 09:41 PM

I would recommend getting rid of the original steering and solid axle. Also replace the column with a later one. I would recommend you go to some local car shows this spring and look at some street rods, ask questions of the owners and take pictures. There are so many things to consider like what exhaust manifolds you use that steering must clear extra.

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