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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WV junkman, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. WV junkman
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    I am trying to get an accurate measurement from lower part of door jam to center of rear axle on a 1955 Chevy 2 door sedan. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. WV junkman
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  3. WV junkman
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    I need to get rear wheels located in the correct location.
     

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  4. WV junkman
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    Thought someone said once this is the most knowlegable forum on the web for tri five Chevys. This should be an easy question.
     
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  5. nutajunka
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    I'm guessing that your rear wheelwells have been altered? If they are going to remain the same you could just find the center of your wheel opening and drop a plumb bob to find center with the car at final ride height.
     
  6. WV junkman
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    Yes its altered a bit, but the quarter panel has also been cut. I'm trying to set the axle correctly so when I have new quarters installed it will be correct.
     
  7. roughneck424
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    You might get more helpers from the 55 guys if you had 55 Chevy in the title. I would help but no where near my car right now.
     
  8. Rich Rogers
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    From the "step" at the front of the 1/4 panel to wheel center is 39 inches.
     
  9. 40streetrod
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    how about just working off the wheelbase, which is 115 in instead of the door jam?
     
  10. WV junkman
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    Swapping the whole chassis. The wheelbase is correct just trying to position the body over it properly. The door jam I thought would be a good reference point.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012

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