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Username Post: aftermarket frame        (Topic#363216)
56chevytimes2 
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11-09-20 03:13 PM - Post#2807368    

I am planning my new project . I have picked up a 56 sedan delivery. I have most of the hard to get parts, but the frame is butchered someone tried to make a 4x4 out of it, so I am going after market . The plan is LS engine 500 or so horse, 6 speed automatic, coil overs, big brakes. Modern muscle under the body ( pro touring kind of) What frame have you used , pro and cons?

Kurt

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GreatNorthWoods 
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11-11-20 04:36 AM - Post#2807453    
    In response to 56chevytimes2

I don't have any experience with aftermarket frames under 55-57 Chevys but it makes sense in your case. The only aftermarket frame I ever used was under a 1929 Ford Sedan years ago. I had to make modifications to the body to get it to work. Plan on having to do that for sure as nothing will be a perfect fit. Do you have a specific one in mind? I've heard Art Morrison makes a very good 55-57 chassis with coil overs on all four corners but you will have to pony up about $15K for it.

Vern

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56chevytimes2 
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11-11-20 05:33 AM - Post#2807458    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

There are a few different shops , Art Morrison, roadster shop, Schwartz Performance, Scott’s Hotrods, Fatman Fab. was wondering if anybody had experience with them like fitment or customer service issues that type of thing. I have heard a lot of good about Art Morrison frames.

Kurt

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toms57 
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Loc: Caney, Ks, USA
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11-11-20 06:25 PM - Post#2807530    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I am currently doing a C-4 Corvette suspension upgrade by R R Frames in Montana. A lot more affordable than Morrison and some of the others. I bought the modified Tri Five frame and doing all of the assembly work myself. Talk to Rick at RR Frames before you commit and decide for yourself. He also will do it for you if you would rather. It depends on what your budget will stand and how much you want to do yourself.

Toms57



 
56chevytimes2 
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11-12-20 02:55 AM - Post#2807561    
    In response to toms57

I was not originaly thinking of the c4 conversion type but I will check them out Thanks

Kurt

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WagonCrazy 
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11-13-20 05:52 AM - Post#2807637    
    In response to 56chevytimes2

I got my C4 modified frame from Laszlo at Classic Edge Designs in Colorado. Sourced all the bolt on C4 components locally, and assembled it in my garage.

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toms57 
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11-14-20 05:55 PM - Post#2807730    
    In response to WagonCrazy

Laszlo does a nice job also. Very similar
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Toms57



 
cbernhardt 
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11-20-20 04:38 AM - Post#2808137    
    In response to 56chevytimes2

If you are thinking about a C4 conversion frame, try this: https://www.corvettecorrection.com/
I used one of his frames under a '59 Corvette, and the workmanship is outstanding.




Edited by cbernhardt on 11-20-20 04:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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