Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - starting to get some things together
View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 04:10 PM
LATECH's Avatar
LATECH LATECH is offline
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: Motor - vator
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,217
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 203
Thanked 258 Times in 240 Posts
Great. Showcars are nice , but its more fun to drive them.
I think some of the guys "clip" there older trucks...meaning they put a front suspension under it froma newer truck or car.It makes a better performing steering/handling and braking pakage.
Like use stuff from a late model crown vic for instance, good handling big disc brakes etc.
If you look at the different front end designs you will pick up on one that "just looks right"
Frame width is important and a stong place to make a splice in the right location all facotrs.
Lots of guys use old jaguar parts but to me that sucks. Use something american, jags are heavy, clunky and old school.
Weld a crown vic with a 4.6 up under there....
All kidding aside thou....The chevy s 10 frame is a good width from what I gather, maybe an explorer front would be close too. One with the mounts for a v-8
The 96-97 explorers has a 5.0 multiport with gt 40 heads from the factory, makes a nice powerplant.
For gods sake dont put a chvy in it.
__________________
Fact is stranger than Fiction
Reply With Quote