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1955 1956 1957 chevy gasser frontends

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nitrohonkey, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Anybody have some pictures of 55-7 chevy gassers with stock frame horns and a 1941-1st series 55 chevy pickup I-beam front axle?
     
  2. houseofhotrods
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    I have a '57 with a '57 pickup front axle, not what you asked for, but close!! Can send pics if you want. :)
     
  3. Mac_55
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    im same as above . I went with the 57 truck axle because the leaves are perfectly parralell and almost match up perfectly with the stock frame . The earlier truck axles have tapered leaves that come closer towards the front . To me it just looked like they would sit to far inboard on the stock frame to be safe.

    i can get some closer pics if you like





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  4. Mac_55
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    id like to see some pictures.

    I still ogtta get my steering lined out "ie ,,, a correct steering arm"

    as you can tell fromt he pics my drag link is at a big angle , no motor right now and just hooked that up to roll around on , ive got a 6 inch bendable from borgeson mullins but it wont drop far enough off the stock box so i gotta do something else.
     

  5. jonzcustomshop
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    kiwi kev did a real nice tech piece on a 55 gasser front end, you will have to search his user name, and then look at the threads he started to find it.
    shakeypuddin55 did a thread also.
     
  6. Fifty5C-Gas
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    Mine has stock front frame horns with a early 60's econoline axle.
     
  7. My 55 project is supposed to arrive later today. I will share pictures and progress with y'all. Thanks for all of the input fellow HAMBers!!!
     
  8. Mac_55
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    get them pics up man , Were waiting !!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
  9. hot rod harv
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    could send me somr pic of your front end close up if you can thanks harv
     
  10. 55chieftain
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  11. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    I've installed 3 straight axles in 55-57 Chevy's I owned and always used a '55-'59 Chevy truck axle. They're almost a bolt in with the spring width matching the tri-5 Chevy rails so well!
     
  12. jimz56
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
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    from minnesota

    I used 57 truck axle on my 57 and made a steering arm. Used the original p/s pitman arm and ordered a center link from speedway at 39". the steering arm I made mounts on the pass. side top.
     
  13. mrrich
    Joined: Jul 22, 2008
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    from seattle

    55 with an early Chev homemade straight axle. Drum brakes, single master cylinder. We made the front end for a film in like 2 days. After we were done a friend asked if he could follow me in it to Los Angeles from Seattle.
     

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  14. flynstone
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    how about using the truck frame, firewall forward, this is a 55 gmc
     

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  15. Preacher
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    Good wisdom... I might have to try that out.
     
  16. cs39ford
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg My 56 with truck axle. But square tube frame stub. Done in the 1960s
     
  17. cs39ford
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    I didn’t build it. They look like the original truck springs. It was built in the 1960s. So I would say Original. Since there were not a lot of options then
     

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