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Calling all 55-59 Chevy pickup owners...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Buzznut, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
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    Hey guys, I'm trying to get a measurement from each of you running the stock front frame on leaf springs. What I need is a measurement from the ground to the underside / bottom of the front-most frame rail (where the front bumper brackets mount to the frame). Along with this measurement I need front tire size, and whether or not you have the front sheet metal group on or off. If you don't have an engine installed, include that info also.

    While I'm at it, I wanted to invite any of you who aren't already members, to join the 55-59 Chevy / GMC pickup group. I'll be updating it with links to other members build threads and some new parts and tech info soon, but feel free to post anything pickup related that you like.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/group.php?groupid=360

    Also wanted to give you an idea of my build...the last couple of pages explain why I'm asking for this measurement, and there's a photo showing my trucks current stance.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=732640

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. 50styleline
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 366

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    Hope this helps. 171/2" to the ground from the bottom of the frame at the very front with no bumper mounted. Tires are 225/75/15. Truck is a rolling chassis with no motor, glass or anything else(about as weightless as they get).
     
  3. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
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    Thanks. Anyone with a complete assebled truck, or one without the front group?
     
  4. Camaro Mike
    Joined: May 12, 2006
    Posts: 376

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    FWIW - 55 Cameo w/235 and all sheetmetal - 12 3/4", P215 65R15
     

  5. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,960

    harleycontracter
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    I'll measure tomorrow
     
  6. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
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    Thanks
     
  7. apache matt
    Joined: Feb 8, 2011
    Posts: 55

    apache matt
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    i will measure all mine this weekend
     
  8. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349

    Buzznut
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    Anyone else who has a 55-59 Chevy pickup...I would really appreciate that measurement.
     
  9. Catdaddyo
    Joined: Mar 9, 2005
    Posts: 136

    Catdaddyo
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    Sorry just took off the tires and wheels last weekend.
     

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