Our first idea was to put a mustang II front suspension under it.Being that this was before all the aftermarket kits were available,we actually torched the front suspension out of a MII donor car.After several days of staring at the frame,we figured it would be better to try a nova sub frame instead. The '38s front frame rails have a very high kick up in them and I could not figure out how to get the MII crossmember in were it needed to be. After finding a useable donor nova, we installed the new front clip in the '38 and were back on track again. The old monte carlo engine took a trip to Lingefelter Racing for a rebuild,and found its way back into its new home in the '38. The monte carlo rear end and trans made there way under the '38 also.The body got set back onto the frame.
Being that this was actually my first build ever,I made a number of mistakes/direction changes, etc. We first started with a well used '75 Monte Carlo. Pulled the running gear,column,electrical system and what ever else I thought I could use.
We tinkered with it for a while,ended up getting it running. Took it to a local cruise in,decided that it would be a lot more fun if it were updated.Adding a modern drive line,would make it more reliable.
Now that the '48 is down to working out a few more little bugs,I am getting back to work on my '38. But before I get back to it,I thought I would start off with some back ground/history of whats been done to it first.
I have had it since I was 15.It is my first car.It was mostly complete when we got it,and the folks said I could do what ever I wanted to it,not nescessarily the best thing to tell a 15 year old.