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thought I would create a spot for all the 37 & 38 (+or-) chevy (and other GM products) cars/trucks owners (and former/future owners)
to get together and share info, ask questions, post pics, etc.

I know off and on there are is lot of these cars and info on here

I have done some searches here and dont remember seeing anything like this, for these cars
(if there is and I missed it, maybe one of the mods. can drag it out and merge the threads)

Here's a link to my journal and a couple pics of my car to get things started :thumbup:


hope to hear from some others, Matt
 

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some links I have used

here are a couple of links for suspension/chassis
there are lots more out there, more to come later
feel free to add your own :thumbup:

http://www.fatmanfab.com/mustang2.php Fatman MII
http://www.fatmanfab.com/37_40chevy.php Fatman chassis
http://www.heidts.com/mustang_ii_complete_package.html Heidts MII
http://www.heidts.com/heidts_superide_ii_complete_package.html Heidts Superide II
http://www.heidts.com/rear_axle_leaf_spring_kits.html Heidts Rear Axle Leaf Spring Kit
http://www.totalcostinvolved.com/pdf/TCI_pg25-26.pdf Total Cost Involved Suspensions & Misc.
http://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/14575/Chevrolet__COMPLETE_CHASSIS_3739_CAR.html Chevs of the 40s chassis
http://artmorrison.com/frames.php Art Morrison Enterprises Frames
 

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I don't build my own any more... but here is a customer's '37 humpback that I did 10-15 years ago, that you might find interesting.

We stepped over the line on paint, so I gave him my advise not to expect a 100% approval.

He promptly went to a large event, and won the paint award. ....What do I know? :-(

It had hidden palm fronds, and tiger stripe textures, done with lace.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I can't tell you how many hours. It's been too many years, and too many jobs ago.

I always loved the '37 coupes. Great styling! No matter what direction you go on yours, you are almost guaranteed a beautiful car!
 

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TucsonJay said:
I always loved the '37 coupes. Great styling! No matter what direction you go on yours, you are almost guaranteed a beautiful car!
well, mine will have the, "lets just slap this thing together for now" look :mwink:

but some day, I hope to make it something nice :thumbup:
 

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couple sheetmetal links

here are some sheet metal, and body parts links, that I have used

http://www.directsheetmetal.com/pages/chevy.html Direct Sheetmetal Firewall and Front Floor
http://www.emsautomotive.com/chevy37_39.htm EMS sheetmetal patch panels, floors, firewall, etc.
http://www.superiorglassworks.com/1937/View-all-products.html Superior Glass Works misc. body pieces (fenders, running boards)

rubber parts and pieces etc.
http://www.emsautomotive.com/rubberchevy193738.htm EMS rubber parts
 

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37 chevy seat bases

Hi, I am presently building a 37 Chevy 4 door rod. Stock body, Chassis Engineering full suspention with mustang 2 front end. 350 crate motor and 700r4 trans. Need some advise on the best way to fabricate the seat riser for bucket seats as the floor is lower on the outside than on the center of the car. Any ideas from past experience. Also looking for wind ****************************** Thanks

Moved this post into 37-38 Chevy thread....poncho62 (moderator)
 

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razskub said:
Hi, I am presently building a 37 Chevy 4 door rod. Stock body, Chassis Engineering full suspention with mustang 2 front end. 350 crate motor and 700r4 trans. Need some advise on the best way to fabricate the seat riser for bucket seats as the floor is lower on the outside than on the center of the car. Any ideas from past experience. Also looking for ***************** Thanks

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how much of a difference in the floor is there?
a pic would help
is the floor all stock?

only thing off the top of my head for the other stuff is http://www.chevsofthe40s.com/
 

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Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply and movingthe question to a better forum. As for how much the floor drops off i havn't checked it yet. I will need to fabricat some type of stand for the outside mount. I don't think it should be bore thtn about 2 inches. I han't found a supplier that has anything for this problem.
 

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razskub said:
Thanks for the reply and movingthe question to a better forum. As for how much the floor drops off i havn't checked it yet. I will need to fabricat some type of stand for the outside mount. I don't think it should be bore thtn about 2 inches. I han't found a supplier that has anything for this problem.
I didnt think that it dropped too much, thats why I asked
you could just use a small spacer under the outside mounts
would still like to have some pics of the car :thumbup:
good luck :D
 

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I will have to check what the drop is. I have pictures of the car befor I started and the progress up till now. Will post it as I get time. Right now I am thrshing to get it ready to send it out for paint. I am working on adding an extion to the lower part of the dash for the AC grills and controls. Fill existing holes and cutting in the radio and such. Thanks
 

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razskub said:
I did check the floor drop for the seats and you were right the floor only drops about 1/2". I will be able to make some type of spacer. Thansk for the come back
I would probably make some spacers out of a chunk of aluminum
put one under each foot/mount :)
 
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