Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering> Need input on 49 Chevy Truck build
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Need input on 49 Chevy Truck build Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-24-2012 11:58 AM
FortyNine Thanks Jet,

I had been considering going that route and as of last week am now the owner of a salvage C4 corvette. I am now wondering if it is better to cut the front and rear subs and link with a custom frame or build a new frame altogether. If I go the subframe route, I would prob just leave the track width the same but obviously need a narrowed midsection.

Has anyone narrowed or seen a narrowed C4 chassis?
02-11-2012 08:46 AM
jetnow1 Not my cup of tea but I would say what you want would be best done by making your own frame- s-10 is common for vehicles that have stock body
setup. You could use vette suspension and brakes, move the body to where
you would get the weight distribution you want, have a much stiffer frame
and probably spent no more than a cobbled together s-10 frame. Good luck with your vehicle. Jim
02-10-2012 11:33 AM
FortyNine
Need input on 49 Chevy Truck build

Long time lurker here and have a new project for input:

49 Chevy truck cab

Concept:

* Quick/good handling chassis suitable for licensed street use as well as occasional autocross events. Think C6 killer in a 49.
* Open wheel vehicle. Rat roddish style cab - chopped, patina but solid/straight with good workmanship. Minimal hood/grill and bed will also be minimal - sides and tailgate but with open floor. Chassis/interior/engine detailed.
* Strong but tractable/reliable engine - 300hp SBC. Engine located as far rearward as possible and still practical.
* Approx. 100-105" WB. Maintain weight about 2500lb.
* As close to 50/50 weight distribution as possible.
* Reasonable budget.

Current plans.
* IFS with solid rear and adjustable coilovers front and rear. Power steering.
* Boxed S10 Frame (?)
* SBC - carb'd/mild cam/headers/head work.
* Trans - undecided if prepped auto or manual. (?)
* Rear diff - have access to a gen4 firebird 3.42/posi/discs (?)
* Tilt column (already have)
* Corvette C6 wheels - 18x8.5/19x10 (already have)
* Recaro style seats/4 points (already have and from a foreign mfr'r not to be named).
* Fuel cell
* Battery (rear located)
* Radiator - rear located. (?)


Thoughts/questions that come to mind:

Is there another chassis I should be looking at besides the S10? The S10 is a pretty common swap on the Chevy AD body and reports are some decent handling vehicles can be made but I am not committed yet. With the positive offset vette wheels, I am pretty sure I am going to have to run spacers to keep the tires off the frame which I don't like. If I go with a wider rearend such as the WS6, I think I will be ok w/o spacers but the front will still need attention. Is there a more suitable chassis I should be considering or other options?

Is there a better/other rear diff you would recommend? Anything I do will required some custom fab for coilover mounts/locating/etc. which I am fine with doing.

Other thoughts/input? THANKS!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.