Hey everyone. My name is Brian and I am in the beginning stages of building a 1920’s-1930’s era speedster from a 1927 (actually 1926) Chevrolet sedan chassis that I obtained from a friend. I am an active member in the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America with my unrestored ‘26 Superior touring and I regularly tour with a ‘27 AA Capitol coupe. I have been wanting to build a period ‘special’ for a few years now and I thought that The H.A.M.B would be a great place to share my progress. The chassis originally had a sedan body and was purchased in the 1970’s as a parts car. Nothing was ever done with it and it sat in a yard in Kansas City, MO until it was pulled out in late September 2020. Before it was parked, it had been in an accident and the front axle was bent. Luckily, the seller had a replacement in his shed. After getting home, I quickly stripped the chassis bare and indexed the numerous parts that came with the car. The chassis is pretty decent considering that it’s lived most of its life outside sitting in the dirt. The rails are straight, the frame is square, but I do have rot in the front crossmember. I dropped the frame off at a sandblaster earlier today and I hope to have it back and in primer by tomorrow evening. I want to use a Chevy four cylinder with a ‘28 head to power the car and hopefully keep the factory 3-speed transmission. I know that the rear axles in these cars are less than ideal and are prone to breaking. Does anyone have any suggestions on a suitable replacement axle that can handle more abuse? Maybe a 1930-1931 or ‘32 Chevrolet axle? I would like to keep the mechanical brakes if I can. Any advice about this is would be incredibly helpful and appreciated, this axle needs a complete rebuild and I would rather spend time and money on something that will work better. Thank you for taking a look. Any advice, criticism or questions are welcome. I’ll post an update after I get the chassis back from the blaster.