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'53 Chevy Bel Air 4dr......Subframes???

I am in the process of buying a '53 Chevy Bel Air & I want to know what subframes are interchangeable. For example; Novas, malibu's, etc.

Thanks for any help that you can give me on this topic.

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You are going to have to take some measurements to find out for sure. I used a 76 Nova clip in my 51 F1 Ford pickup.
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Is there a source I can use to find the actual measurements?
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There are many good sources of information at the top of the suspension section in this forum. Might want to peruse them. Here is another
http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Subframe.htm
that might help.

Don't believe anything will be "interchangeable" as fabrication will be needed for installation of a subframe.
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I want to know what subframes are interchangeable.
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your car come w/a full frame & IF you do sub-frame it you'll have to measure, cut & weld one in. WHY not just rebuild & upgrade what you have. You can add all those goodies to your stock front suspension not matter what it is. Ya want Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Dropped Spindles & stuff like that, well they make them to fit your front suspension plus its the same as an early Vette. OR get a real bolt in front suspension for your car.....joe


i would get a magazine & look through it for vendors along w/doing a search on here for them

http://www.carsinc.com/chevy/1953_19...art_category/5 <~~ brakes & suspension
http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/howto/1603/

and here's a link w/lots more vendors http://www.interiorsbyshannon.com/links.htm
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