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1939-1940 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck Chassis

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Our Price: $9,950.00

Product Code: 1940TCRC
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Description
 
In 1939 the Chevrolet pickups were re-styled and for the first time their appearance broke away from the lines of the passenger cars. In comparison to the '38 trucks they also added wheelbase (now up to 113.5") and interior space. The '40 model year had a few minor, visual changes but otherwise shared its looks and specifications with the prior year model. Some consider the 1939 and 1940 models to be the best looking Chevy trucks of this ear. As such, they are popular with restorers and hot-rodders alike. Since these trucks lived most of their lives doing hard work, their chassis can show considerable wear after all these years and are not up to the demands of a modern enthusiast.

Fortunately, we offer a safe, strong, and good looking chassis built to Chevy’s original specs that will accept original and aftermarket sheetmetal. 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. 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, our base chassis is equipped with custom, lowered, parallel leaf springs to provide a superior ride quality for these trucks, especially if you intend to put a few road-trip supplies or swap-meet finds in the back. When combined with the IFS with dropped spindles, the truck will have a nice hot rod rake and stance. A triangulated or parallel 4-bar with coil-overs or air-bag/shockwaves is also a popular 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
TCI Mustang II Independent front suspension, including:
  • Tubular A-arms
  • Hubs, 2” dropped spindles, and 11” disc brakes
  • Coil springs and shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • 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 - $125
    • Coil-over shocks - $525
    • Wilwood calipers to match rear brakes - $400
  • Heidts Superide II IFS - $1000
    • Includes coil-overs and Wilwood calipers standard
    • Additional Superide IFS Options:
      • Polished stainless steel a-arms & ball joint caps - $1000
      • Power rack and pinion steering - $250
      • Sway Bar, installed - $300
  • Kugel Komponents IFS - $1000
    • Includes 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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