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Old 08-24-2005, 09:29 PM
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I need Chassis Advise

Hello everyone,

I am 17...dont click out... were not all worthless lol.
I am in the process of buying a frame for a 66 chevy shortbed i want to build(i own a longbed truck). It has already been subframed, it has power steering and brakes caprice classic suspension,all new disc brakes and 1 1/4" trans am sway-bar an extremely quick ratio corvette steering box. It comes with new shocks, a 350turbo tranny and a posi camaro rearend. Ill be paying $700 wat do u guys think?

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Old 08-24-2005, 09:37 PM
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Check the frame out good!!! there is more than $700.00 in parts. other than that it is a good deal.
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Lou is right about the parts. I would check the frame real close before using it though. Many frames have had subframes grafted to them incorrectly though. You want to make sire it is safe.. Check the welds real good. If you are not a real experienced welder, which is likely with your age, have one check it. Nothing against your age, but we are talking safety here. If the welds check out, then chach the measurements real good. You don't want to go thru the trouble of building a truck, just to find out that it "dog tracks" or doesn't sit right.

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Old 08-25-2005, 08:16 PM
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Hey guys, you guys are right im not a real experienced welder ive welded some. i own a welder and have been in Ag, i sucessfully built a minibike with an 11 horse Briggs motor, with a jack shaft n all im just curious if anyone has seen one bigger? ... Anyway back on subject I drove the truck that was previously sitting on this frame, a 58 chevy, it drove like a newer car....plus the man who built it is experience and i think very well trusted. also if im running a low horsepower small block, should i trade the 2.73 posi for a lower geared single trac?
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If I read right it has a Caprice IFS. This is too wide for your truck. The wheels will stick out past the fenders.

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Don, is there much difference in width from the 58 body style to my 66?, becuase the wheels didnt stick out of that truck when it was on that frame. Could he have narrowed the setup?
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If it worked on that 58 it shoudl work under your 66 and that is a great buy..

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Go to Chevy talk & ask the trk guys.....http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=
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