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04-25-2015 02:00 PM
spacytracy
sub frame

Take a look at my project journal. I documented just about every step of the sub frame swap. The only two negatives are 1: rear steer setup with the gen 1 sub frame, and 2: front drum brakes. I bought my 1981 Firebird sub frame with mostly good parts for 150.00. I would look around first to see what you can find.
04-25-2015 07:44 AM
chevy55lover Anyone know if i can use a 67 firebird front suspension and crossmember on my 55 2nd series truck? hope thats not a dumb question as i'm just getting into the hobby with my young sons. Any suggestions would be amazing!

Thanks,
04-23-2015 06:49 PM
spacytracy
posting pictures

Why do I never see photos in photo alblums?
04-23-2015 04:42 PM
ogre they do handle a lot better with new underpinnings
truk has sway bars front and rear with minimal body roll when cornering
nothing like stock suspension
like driving a big go cart

as for posting pics in threads; it should be the same as posting in a journal
use the [img] [/img] tags or use the yellow picture icon that does it automatically for you
i use photobucket to host my pics, easier to post in a couple of forums
04-23-2015 09:21 AM
spacytracy
1957 Chevrolet Truck new stance

Ogre, I can cut and weld but still have problems with the computer. Not sure how to post pictures anywhere but my project journal. The truck drives great. Feels like driving a 1981 Firebird/Camaro now.
04-22-2015 11:55 AM
ogre you are welcome to post pics in this thread too
nice stance, how does it drive?

04-21-2015 03:41 PM
spacytracy
1957 Chevrolet Truck/ Firebird sub frame

Couldn't stand to leave that old picture of the truck getting altitude sickness. Here is the new stance.
04-21-2015 02:15 PM
spacytracy
1957 Chevrolet Truck/ Firebird sub frame

Finally got my 57 Chevrolet 3100 Truck sub frame addition done and back on the road. Hurray!
01-29-2015 12:54 PM
spacytracy
1957 Chevrolet 3100 Firebird sub frame

Motor and transmission are back in! Just 6 dozen more things to finish up. Power brake assembly will be here tomorrow I hope.
01-26-2015 03:20 PM
spacytracy I am hoping that you are wrong. Looks like yours is a mustang 2 front end. What transmission did you use for your build? I am just going off of what others have done in the past with Camaro sub frames. Anyway, thinking that a lower center of gravity is better? As for the speedy comments, I'm down to one car between my wife and I so speed is critical.
01-26-2015 12:49 PM
ogre your pontiac to chevy adapters may mount the motor too low in the truck
since your obviously a skilled fabricator and speedy
you might want to do something like this

01-26-2015 08:36 AM
OLNOLAN
Looking good Tracy

Dang that was a quick turnaround. 11 days and its going back together. You should change your handle to "Speedy Gonzales" LOL
01-25-2015 08:08 PM
spacytracy
1957 Chevrolet 3100 Truck Firebird sub frame graft

Making some good headway on the Firebird sub frame graft. Everything is welded in and painted. Just waiting for the Pontiac to Chevy motor mounts to come from Summit. Lots more to do, but should be much nicer to drive. I've posted everything with pictures on my project journal.
01-19-2015 11:47 AM
DOUBLEDICK awsome
01-17-2015 07:26 PM
spacytracy
Day 3 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Truck Camaro Sub Frame Surgery

Been making some pretty good headway on this Firebird sub frame graft. If you have any interest I've been posting my step by step progress with pictures on my project journal. Might make it a little easier for the next guy.
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