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Old 03-06-2003, 04:28 PM
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Does anyone have instructions on mounting a volare front end onto a 56 chevy truck? Do i have to notch the frame on top for the A arms? Can it just bolt on? It looks like if i use a piece of angle the front could mount to the outside of the frame and the back to the bottom of the frame. Is this a bad idea? What about the motor mounts, the steering box looks like its right in the way.
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I did that swap in my 59. The width is correct with a standard offset wheel. As for the installation, it's a little lengthy but basically... SUPER IMPORTANT:
center punch your axle centerline on the top frame rail.
Get the k-member centerline and move it forward 1 1/4"! If you don't it'll look like the wheel isn't centered in the wheelwell.
Brace your frame rails up before you cut the cross member out.
Line up axle centerlines. Get your k-member under the frame where it's going to go and scribe the frame with calipers following the contours of the k-member. If you want it down low notch the frame right up to the top frame rail... that's what I did (pictured). After it's in measure everything 1000 times before you weld it up. Box the frame, put gussets to the upper a arm towers, spend the time detailing the edges of the installation and it'll look like a factory unit. I'm going to do another one of those soon Can't get enough! You can email me at powerman@shaw.ca for other questions if you want, I have some pictures of the various stages of the install. I don't use this message board much.
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Old 03-08-2003, 07:08 AM
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Thats the first time I've ever heard of that swap...oh yeah, SWEET ride Magster.
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