Im getting to the point on my chevelle where theres a possibility of me starting a new little project on the side. I want to do a cheap rat rod build using a few parts I have and could probably get for cheap but I have a few questions. First of all I have a chevy 10 bolt rear end from a 66 chevelle I want to use. Im worried that the bolt pattern will limit my choice of wheels and I wont be able to match front ford with the chevy rear? Should I just find somebody who wants to trade me for a ford rear end? I also have a powerglide tranny from a chevelle that would be cool to use. Im still looking for a kool engine to use. I have a straight 6 just sitting out side but Im looking along the lines of a 4 banger now. Something with a good power to weight ratio. I heard it has been popular to use a pontiac 4 these days. Now that I explained some of the parts I need help with things like frame and suspension. I like the idea of the suspension hanging past the frame. I think its called suicide suspension and I need to find a place to learn more about it. Also I dont understand the rear suspension to well either hopefully the pic will explain it to you better. As for the frame Im sure I can build it once I enderstand the suspension. If there is any books or sites you recomend that would be great also. I would like to build this for around 2500 and I think it is possible with all the little parts I laying around the shop I can use. If anybody knows the average price for used suspension like this that would help alot when it comes time for me to work up the money. If this is in the wrong section I am sorry. As you can tell I have little experience with hotrods. Thanks for any help you can give.
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