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  1. Torkwrench
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    50 Chevy pickup worked well in my 34 Master, as well. If you decide to go with a newer steering box, check out a 55 - 59 Chevy / GMC pickup box. One of these fit pretty well in my 34, too. In addition a 58 - 60 Impala steering wheel bolted right on to the pickup steering column.
     
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  2. jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

  3. These were taken the same day...I'll check but I don't think I've got "finished" photos. It's spectacular. Bobchaleks32coupeinterior.jpg bobchaleks32couperear.jpg
     
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  4. Lono
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    Interesting! What did you use for front springs? What did you use for spindles and brakes?
     
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  5. Torkwrench
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    scan0011.jpg L. Caddy V8 1.jpg 4.jpg

    I used the 50 pickup springs, because my 34 Master originally had the Knee Action independent front suspension. If it would have had 34 Chevy parallel leafs, I would have used them. Since a 50 pickup used Huck brakes, I am using 51 - 54 pickup spindles, and brakes. My rear brakes are 57 Chevy passenger car. The master cylinder will be either a 57 Chevy car or pickup.

    Since you don't have Knee Action, your stock front springs should work fine. I did have a problem with the pickup springs. I couldn't mount them far enough forward to center the axel in the wheel opening, so the spring center bolt will have to be moved forward.

    I used a set of 53 Chevy front hubs and drums to change over to a 5 lug bolt pattern.

    The first pic shows the original Knee Action. The second is the pickup axel. The third is how it currently looks.

    Here's a link to axels and measurements.
    http://www.droppedaxles.com/CHEVY_AXLES.html
     
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  6. Lono
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    What about your steerings components- Chev truck as well?
     
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  7. Torkwrench
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    Yes, 1957 Chevy pickup. The 57 - 59 Chevy / GMC steering column is slightly shorter than a 55 - 56 pickup. A pair of U-joints did have to be added to the column to get clearance with the headers, engine and master cylinder, though. This is with a 331 Caddy V8. Might have more room with a 265 / 283 Chevy.

    The frame was notched for clearance, too. This, and the U-joints are slightly visible in the second photo....Just below the center and rear header tube.
     
  8. porknbeaner
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    Ford flathead 6 mang. :D
     
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  9. I see im not the only one using late 50's chevy truck steering boxes
    but the 61 impala wheel looks better than the earlier one's :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Lono
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    Very pretty.
    So what did you use for spindles, brakes- steering linkage Etc. This is my first shot ( and last) at a wood body Chev, I really want to do it up right; old school and clean undersides. What the outside will look like, its hard to imagine yet. I cant see a chop anywhere in its future, I dig the looks now.

    I will go 283 2 speed. I'm going to purchase one from a hot rod buddies widow; a way to keep him cruising with me in times to come. Here's Marty (left) and me a few years back.
     

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  11. logride
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    I used spindles off a 50 chevy pick up. Bent the steering arms down a bit, used dropped tierod ends. The drag link is from the pickup and was the correct length.

    I used a disc brake kit from speedway.
     
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