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Old 02-24-2008, 04:13 PM
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1st series '55 Chevy pickup

I'd like to hear from someone that has modified their truck's frame to allow for power steering and disc brakes. What's involved in getting the required parts and doing what is needed for this project?

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We use camaro clips. Some people use nova, some mustang II, other volarie (sp). Depends on how much you want to spend really. We spend around $400-$600 by the time we use poly bushings, same blast it, primer it, paint it. New tie rods, centerlink, so on. The stuff adds up quick.
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I just put a 70's Nova front frame clip,On a 58 Chevy truck,I have some pics in my album. The nova is 1-1/2'' narrower,than the camaro.
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You mention "clips", I'm sorry but I'm unfamiliar with the term.
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It is the frame out of a camaro or Nova. This is a Nova clip.
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Would an auto dismantler be the best place to locate these clips? Would I have to purchase the used frame and cut it myself? Sorry, I'm new at this.
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I just read your intro. Since you are keeping the 235 hydro, you "could" just add P/S and a power brake booster to the stock drum brakes.

I've run power drums on my 63 suburban and hauled lots of weight. It's all a matter of your driving needs and skill level when it comes to doing a frame clip, or keeping it basic.

Either way will work.
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And to answer your question on where & how...

That clip pic; if you notice the back tails and see holes there. The camaro & nova have a "sub frame"; not a full length frame, so you unbolt that subframe and bring it home. Then you need to cut the front off of your full frame and splice them together.

Yes a wrecking yard is the easy way to get one. Maybe more money that scrounging the papers and swaps for one.
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