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Old 01-14-2003, 11:41 PM
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this project is going along smooth. I'm using a mr roadster spring behind axle w/ a suicide perch and 52 chevy spindles. Using a 55 chevy rear w/ coils and shocks in the rear. Gonna channel the body over the frame.How much is too much channeling on this? Has anyone got a similar car? I wanna be able to see over the stovebolt. May cut the oilpan to max clearence, locate the mounts mid or bottom of the frame, and use a different p/u/, HVHP oil pump, and aux oil tank. Also, the front end is extended 4" for clearance. Worried about balance/ steering problems. All advice welcome.

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channeling actually wont change your wiew over the engine as the floor of the car stays aon top of the frame, its only the exterior of the body that is mooved downwarsd in relation to the framerails, personally i wouldnt channel more that 3 inches, or you will have NO room in the roadster. so cutting your oilpan will accopmlish nothing, if you were to do a kickup in both ends, trackroadster style your engine would also come closer to the ground. but if i were you i would mock everything up on blocks in the garage, and do the channeling, the frameheight and engine-mounts to suit your taste
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Just remember you should be able to sit in your car, not on it! Too many T-bucket builders and novices don't fit any car they're building to themselves (seat placement, pedal arrangement, steering, etc.) thus usually causing 2 things:
1. them to be uncomfortable (totally avoidable)
2. them to look stupid (perhaps not so avoidable)
Use your common sense, take pictures, do mockups, ask your friends opinions(then disregard them, it is your car after all).
Most important, be safe.....a car has to steer and stop to keep you and yours alive and well!
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