|07-14-2005 06:54 AM|
i like this look
with whatever comb u pick
just make it have good street behavior
|07-14-2005 05:13 AM|
Here's a link to alot of pics of 42-48''s.. '42-'48 Pics. Maybe you can find a look you like out of the selection there,, I found the look I'm working towards on there, hopefully mine will end up looking something like this, just a different color and a few other changes,,,
4 Door '41
|06-28-2005 06:55 PM|
Go traditional. Six cylinder, a little custom work on the body, and you have a great looking chevy. Thats what im doing to my 48 chevy fleetline. I have a 250 six with a 3 speed trany, s10 rear end, power disk brakes, 59 cad taillights, shaved bumpers, all chrome removed and smoothed out. These cars can be made to really stand out. I do agree with the visor. These can be found, as i got mine for free from a farmer. Post some pics when you get started, as we would like to see it.
|06-28-2005 06:31 PM|
|SMF Speed&Custom||Yup sure have. Got one in my Chevy crew cab dually. It's a HUGE heavy truck and has a huge motor which equals TONS OF GAS. About 90 bucks to fill it up every other day. Pulls our 24 foot boat and huge trailors so I'm happy.|
|06-28-2005 05:35 AM|
In this day of high gas prices.....
have you ever fed a big block? Even in a rod they SUCK up the gas....I have a built 460/TCI C6 in my Torino GT and it really moves but can't pass a gas station without stopping in for a couple of drops of High Octain....LOL
Rat Rods Rule!
|06-23-2005 04:38 PM|
Alright well I hear that the air bags will be ok even if I have a ton of power going to the wheels. Also yeah the 454 block will be more money but the parts to build it seem to be much cheaper than the 500. For wheels if I don't go with steelies and whitewalls then I will get 17" all around and a little bit lower profile but not much... Probably something like 60-70 series tires and as wide in the rear as I can go etc. About the Fat Man Fab, I think their prices are kind of high. Also a friend of mine went there to get a front end done on a 32 he has and they said it would cost something like 3 grand to build a jig for him to do it, etc. Rack and Pinion would be nice because I am going to have to do something about steering to make this thing fit. Any other suggestions on the steering for a cheaper but good way to do it to fit in a small spot and still have power steering. I wasn't going to go with power steering but with such a heavy car I will do it now. I am going to just use this front end I have on the car as well even though some people are saying it's too wide but I will do something with the fenders if that's the case.
Thanks again guys and keep em comming!
|06-22-2005 08:03 PM|
454 is going to be cheaper than the 500. As far as the suspension have you checked out Fat Man fabrications, they offer rack & pinion steering disc brakes and air ride at a reasonable price. Look at Wheel Vintiques for rims & tire ideas.
I would have voted on the poll but I prefer modern traditional - comfortable ride, drop spindles & blocks, big rims 17" or 18" with sport truck tires (larger profile), and overdrive.
Good luck with it
|06-22-2005 05:14 PM|
|06-21-2005 09:34 PM|
|SMF Speed&Custom||Well guys here is an update on my decision. I think it's either a 454 or a Caddy 500 motor. I am trying to see which I can build cheaper. Only question I have now is... will air bags hold such a heavy car with a huge heavy big block in it? I am really liking the air bag idea now since I have never had them before and it would be nice to raise it up some of a few of the crappy streets that are on the way to my house from a lot of places (really bad roads in some area's with huge pot holes).|
|06-18-2005 06:31 PM|
I'd make a rod a blend of both, a EFI Buick nailhead/Olds Rocket v8, something other than "another black old hotrod with a 350". Nothing against 350s, they're an all around great engine but different is cool.
|06-18-2005 09:28 AM|
|4 Jaw Chick||
My humble opinion?
you need to combine the two looks to get a really unique project that will be yours and your alone.
|06-16-2005 05:20 PM|
|SMF Speed&Custom||I will skip the visor part. That is just another part in my way and more money taken outta the bank account for me. I am looking into the Cadillac 500 engine right now to see if I can build one for cheaper than a 454 chevy motor. I am hoping I can get heaps of power outta the 500.|
|06-16-2005 01:46 PM|
I like them stock looking...
but a built 350sbc and air and power seats is great on the road!!!
Rat Rods Rule!
|06-16-2005 06:17 AM|
|redsdad||If you are serious about the visor, check ebay. I know I have to wade through plenty of them while I am looking for parts for my 41. Personal preference, a visor is not on my list.|
|06-15-2005 09:54 PM|
Thanks again guys. Anyways my car is in pieces... Frame sitting in a trailor covered up, and body outside covered up and fenders and doors, hoods, extra hood and dashes, etc are under the crawlspace of the house.
www.my48chevy.com go there and go to computer generated pics and they have a plain black one, etc. If anyone can do some sweet photoshopping then that would be GREAT!
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