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  1937-1938 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck Chassis

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Our Price: $9,750.00

Product Code: 1938TCRC
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Description
 
The 1937 and 1938 Chevy pickups are the last of the generation of Chevy pickup that was designed in concert with the passenger cars of the same years. The popularity of this style has made them well accepted with hot rodders and car enthusiasts. Like most old trucks, their chassis can show considerable wear after all these years. We offer a safe, strong, and good looking chassis built to Chevy’s original specs that will accept original and aftermarket body parts. Suitable for a restoration or a radical hot rod. Each chassis is built to exact, stock dimensions and your original steel body and bed will fit without issue. Pictured below is the original truck we used for all the measurements and patterns, as well as photos of the chassis fixture built just for this frame. Our recommended front suspension is a Heidts or TCI Mustang II IFS. A traditional axle front end, Kugel Komponents IFS or Heidts Superide IFS is also available. In the rear, we recommend parallel leaf springs which we feel provide superior ride quality for these heavy trucks, especially if you intend to put a few rod-run supplies in the back. We use a custom made spring pack which lowers the rear of the car and provides a nice hot-rod rake when combined with the IFS. To further lower the rear another 2”, we can mount these springs inboard of the frame, rather than under. A triangulated or parallel 4-bar is also an option.

The following describes our 'standard' Complete Rolling Package that can be used as a starting point for planning your custom build.  Each chassis is built to your specs and we can typically accommodate special requests or build features - just ask!
Features
  • COMPLETE ROLLING CHASSIS

    Perimeter Frame
    • 10 gauge steel frame rails, fully boxed
    • motor mounts and removable transmission drop-out installed (to your spec)
    • tubular X-member or K-member center section
    Mustang II Independent front suspension, including:
    • Tubular A-arms
    • Hubs, 2” dropped spindles, and 11” disc brakes
    • Coil springs and shocks
    • rack and pinion steering
    Complete rear suspension, including
    • New Ford 9" housing (no 3rd member)
    • New Dutchman axles
    • Wilwood 12” disc brakes with integral emergency brake
    • Leaf springs and shocks

    Power Brake Package, including:
    • Dual power booster/master cylinder, mounting bracket, and brake pedal

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

    Front Suspension options:
    • Mustang II Options:
      • Power Steering - $100
      • Sway Bar, installed - $250
      • Coil-over shocks - $400
      • Polished Stainless Steel Control Arms - $850
      • Wilwood calipers to match rear brakes - $400
    • Heidts Superide II IFS - $1000
      • Inlcudes coil-overs and Wilwood calipers standard
      • Additional Superide IFS Options:
        • Polished stainless steel a-arms & ball joint caps - $740
        • Power rack and pinion steering - $100
        • Sway Bar, installed - $300
    • Kugel Komponents IFS - $1200
      • Inlcudes coil-overs, sway bar, and Wilwood calipers standard
      • Additional Kugel IFS Options:
        • Tubular stainless steel a-arms - $300
        • CAST stainless steel a-arms - $400
        • Polish and Chrome Show option for either of the above, $650
        • Power rack and pinion steering - $250 ($350 for chrome)
    • Pete & Jakes Dropped-Axle Suspension - $1000
      • Additional axle options:
        • Chrome front shocks - $35
        • Chrome front tube axle - $250; Chrome Superbell I-beam axle - $350
        • Chromed Hairpins - $125
          • Front axle Chrome Package – everything chromed - $1000
          • Front axle Show Package Upgrade for axle front end - $1800
          • replaces chrome rods with stainless steel
          • replaces GM calipers with polished Wilwood units
          • stainless pitman arm
        • Unisteer Cross-Steer rack and pinion (replaces Vega box) - $100
    Rear Suspension Options
    • Triangulated 4-bar with QA1 or Alden coilovers - $225 (Polished stainless bars/chrome springs - $450)
    • Sway bar, torsion style, installed - $400
    • Kugel Komponents Independent Rear Suspension – starting at $3750
    Other Options
    • Steel brake lines installed with residual valves, brake light switch, and Earls braided lines to calipers - $525 ($850 in stainless)
    • New Ford 9” 3rd member, Posi/Tru-Trac - $1100
    • Chassis powder coat (includes rear axle and misc brackets) - $1000

    ** If there is an option you want but don't see listed, just ask!  If you have seen it at a car show or in a magazine, we can do it!


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