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Old 09-26-2019, 01:26 PM
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Aftermarket chassis or not?

Started tearing into my 67 LeMans convertible project. Headed in a sorta pro-touring vein; Body will remain mostly stock, custom interior, 500-hp LS6/LQ9, T56, insert axle here (maybe a 9" if the one I have isn't too narrow)

The vehicle itself has 276k on it, and the frame has had a rust repair done. It's mostly a wet noodle, so something needs to be done. At bare minimum I'm thinking brakes and a refreshed/upgraded suspension, but there is also the option of big-dollar aftermarket stuff.

I don't think I need to go full-on Schwartz chassis since I've never needed 1G cornering, and since this is also going to be something I want to actually drive whenever I want, I don't want unobtainium/expensive parts. For instance, I would rather have some LS1-era F-body discs up front and off-the-shelf brake parts out back on an 8.8 or 9" so I'm not ordering Brembo or Wilwood every time I need to do maintenance. This will be a driver, not a HPDE or trailer queen. (Ok, maybe some HPDE stuff) I want to be able to drive cross country with it, not hide it in a garage.

Do I get an aftermarket frame, or try to stiffen up a stock frame?
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