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Old 05-27-2008, 11:33 AM
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105.5 on the passengers side 104.75 for the drivers side. hmm there off. I measured center to center axle. not sure if my axles sitting on the chassis right. The pins are in the pads i know this. its a 98 sonom truck rearend
two inch seems i can work with that, think its a 107" wheelbased chassis.

should i look for the right one.?
Is this axle sitting on the original springs? That could be your problem. Your rear axle could be in the wrong place in relation to the frame.

How far do your rear frame horns stick out. Are they similar to these on this 32 from the carnut site?


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Old 05-27-2008, 03:58 PM
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That a ood thing you brought up. The spings i scavenged from the chevy front end that i found in my neighbors back yard looks to be may bey from a truck.
The spings are 53" long and the axle click in to them halfway.

Maybe the original axle clicked in at my toward the rear which could mean that i have the right chassis.

I have been having a hell of a time searching for help from other 32 chevy owners. I joined the vcca but not much help.. I think it might be that they despise hotroding



I move the front fenders to where i think theyshould sit and removed the running boards. and i found that the running boards would fit if i had a chassis 2 inch longer.
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There should be some original holes in the top of the frame for the front fenders??? If no bolt holes line up, then the frame is wrong.

Another thing that looks wrong in this pic, is that the front r/b bracket is too close to the front of the r/b. JMO
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about the r/b if the chassis was stretch two inchs in a section of the chassi befor the r/b front bracket would the distance then be acceptable.

I can't tell where exactly where the fender lines up, these so many holes on the fender from the prvious owner who had is on a 1980 chevy chassis.

i can't even find where the front fender support bracket bolt to. don't even think that brackets original


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To me ... this photo indicates that the rear end is in the wrong position ...



The rear wheel/tire combination should sit in the center of the wheel well ... like this.



The front LOOKS to be in the correct position ... at least to me.
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This is how my 31 2dr. glass fenders sit and u can see the fender bkt .is bolted to the side of the frame ,not on top. You have the wrong fender bkts. 31-32 are the same. The factory screwed up and the rear wheels are 1-1/2 " to far forward. That said your rear wheels look ok. You can relocate them reward by drilling new holes in the axle pads
Also a dodge dart rear should be a good fit and is a bolt out / bolt in. Or to get it lower move your front perches from the bottom of the frame to the inside and and higher up on the frame
Could it be that u have the wrong fender and it is to long.
Keep hammering away on the VCCA site . Not all those guys are prejudgiced(sp). Just don't mention that u are rodding it up. U need help mwith the body!
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Thanks Bob been meaning to get a hold of you. My College email crashed and i lost all my email.
What do you mean when you say. The factory screwed up and the rear wheels are 1-1/2 " to far forward.

im stil not sure i have the right chevy chassis.
Do you know if the axle was center on the rear leaf spring originally?
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This is what i found out ---> from Jack

The easiest way to identify a 1932 chassis from a 1931 is that
the 32 has an extra crossmember in the centre which is VERY "VEE Shaped" It is used to mount the rear of the gearbox to, as 1932 was the first year with a rear gearbox mount.

this is a 32 chassis i dug up on the net , not to visible

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