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Yesterday 06:02 PM
spacytracy
1938 Chevrolet coupe wheels

American Racing Salt Flat Special. 16x8 rear and 16x7 fronts. I think I used 4" backsets
03-04-2015 07:17 PM
matts37chev what size wheels is everyone running?
i dont like the old school 15x8 and 14x6 wheels on my 38
i found some nice 18s on craigslist, but i think they might be a little too big
02-16-2015 09:53 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Pull the body off the coupe and start building it. You'll want the MII front suspension with coil-overs along with r&p steering, unless you are thinking straight axle gaser style.. The rear axle conversion kit, crossmember and v8 conversion mounts. Once it's done, swap the '38 drivetrain and body on.

As for a big block in the coupe, I'm starting to back away from them in these tight engine compartments. I'm all for the torque of a big block but when you can easily get 425 hp/450 torque from a 383 or 500hp from an LSx combination, why fight the fit and extra weight.. An all aluminum LS, especially, would handle much better than throwing a big block around in corners.

If I was going to do a big block in my '38, it would be a 348/409 with 3 deuces. I saw one last summer and it is soooo cool and old school.. It is definitely different than all the sbc powered cars.
i already have both the heits superide II frontend, and the 496 for the 37
if i was to do it all over again, i would probably go LS on the engine.
02-16-2015 08:33 AM
Trophyman Love the 348-409 "dump truck" engines. I agree, LSx is the only way to go now. Take a, basically, stock LS, make some minor improvements, get a good tune on it and you've got about as much power and fun as you can stand. Not to mention you can tune it to get 25 MPG to boot.
02-16-2015 08:27 AM
Too Many Projects
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I keep wondering how much work it would be to put my stock frame, from 37 coupe under my 38 sedan?
Then I could put the Art Morrison stuff under the 37.

I feel like they would be better suited to the other car.
With the 38 sedan being a small block cruiser, and the 37 going to be a big block thrasher.

It will probably never happen, but I can't help but think about it.
Pull the body off the coupe and start building it. You'll want the MII front suspension with coil-overs along with r&p steering, unless you are thinking straight axle gaser style.. The rear axle conversion kit, crossmember and v8 conversion mounts. Once it's done, swap the '38 drivetrain and body on.

As for a big block in the coupe, I'm starting to back away from them in these tight engine compartments. I'm all for the torque of a big block but when you can easily get 425 hp/450 torque from a 383 or 500hp from an LSx combination, why fight the fit and extra weight.. An all aluminum LS, especially, would handle much better than throwing a big block around in corners.

If I was going to do a big block in my '38, it would be a 348/409 with 3 deuces. I saw one last summer and it is soooo cool and old school.. It is definitely different than all the sbc powered cars.
02-16-2015 07:49 AM
matts37chev I keep wondering how much work it would be to put my stock frame, from 37 coupe under my 38 sedan?
Then I could put the Art Morrison stuff under the 37.

I feel like they would be better suited to the other car.
With the 38 sedan being a small block cruiser, and the 37 going to be a big block thrasher.

It will probably never happen, but I can't help but think about it.
02-13-2015 05:41 PM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yeah, it's paradise weather but too expensive. I would get bored in short order too being trapped on a tiny island. As a retired OTR driver, I'm used to getting in a truck and driving 600 miles in a day and never see the same road. I could drive around Hawaii twice in that mileage...

We did manage to put 738 miles on the rental car though...
Well, I hope U got the unlimited millage option

HI is a nice place to unwind for a few days. A week is really too long for me as well. I start to get antsy and start looking for something to take apart. Hope U yall had a great time and made some memories.
02-13-2015 05:04 PM
Too Many Projects
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I saw the pics you posted. BEAUTIFUL!! We've (wife and I) been to most of the islands, got a friend that has a house on Lanai. Not sure if I want to live there, but it sure is nice to visit. Thanks for the pics!!
Yeah, it's paradise weather but too expensive. I would get bored in short order too being trapped on a tiny island. As a retired OTR driver, I'm used to getting in a truck and driving 600 miles in a day and never see the same road. I could drive around Hawaii twice in that mileage...

We did manage to put 738 miles on the rental car though...
02-13-2015 10:20 AM
Trophyman
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Waiting for warm weather up here to get mine out of storage...

We were on Hawaii for 10 days and it was really tough to come home to 21 friggin degrees again...
I saw the pics you posted. BEAUTIFUL!! We've (wife and I) been to most of the islands, got a friend that has a house on Lanai. Not sure if I want to live there, but it sure is nice to visit. Thanks for the pics!!
02-11-2015 05:03 PM
Too Many Projects Waiting for warm weather up here to get mine out of storage...

We were on Hawaii for 10 days and it was really tough to come home to 21 friggin degrees again...
02-11-2015 05:26 AM
Trophyman
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i just like this pic.
so i thought i would share


Yeah Baby----I like that picture too! Great shot Matt.
02-10-2015 08:33 PM
matts37chev i just like this pic.
so i thought i would share


01-02-2015 10:58 PM
matts37chev welcome to the thread Pappa Wolf.
that was a damn lot of pics, i got through a lot of them, but had to leave.
you have some work there
looks good
01-02-2015 10:57 AM
Too Many Projects
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Dont know if I fixed it, but have link for my thread on the HAMB, if you want.
You got 'er going the right way now, all the way from the beginning. Quite the project you tackled...
01-02-2015 10:37 AM
Trophyman You say you've been working on this for 3 years? Nice work on the chassis. Looks COLD there! ALL THE TIME
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