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1938-1939 Chevy Car Chassis
1938-1939 Chevy Car Chassis
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Our Price: $9,950.00

Product Code: 1939CRC
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Description
 
We are very familiar with this chassis as we build complete reproduction 1937 and 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet and Sedan Delivery bodies and chassis to match. We have also built many to go under original steel bodies. The 1938 and 1939 chassis are exactly same, and the 1937 chassis differs only in the taper of the chassis as it comes down from the rear-axle kick up. We produce both ('37-specific or ’38-’39 style) and original steel bodies will bolt up without any issue. For all years, the trunk floor of the Business Coupe model may require some modification to accommodate the rear shock crossmember. Unlike some other chassis on the market, we use 4-piece rails assembled in our fixtures to reproduce the exact curves and tapers of the original frame. Each frame includes the four original body mounts at the cowl and just forward of the rear wheels. We have also eliminated the lip found at the bottom of this original frame design which is not only cleaner looking, but adds some additional tire clearance in the rear..

We can build yours with a traditional axle front end, or make it handle like a modern sports car with independent front and/or rear suspension systems. For an independent front, the Heidt's Mustang II is a good choice for both value and high-performance but an upgrade to a Kugel Komponents or Heidts Superide II IFS is available for even more 'show and go'. In the rear, we spec this car chassis with a street-rod specific set of lowered leaf springs that compliment drop axle or drop spindle front ends. While we prefer the ride of the leaf springs on this heavier car (especially if it is a sedan), a triangulated 4-bar and/or air bags are optional upgrades.

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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