2/38 This month our freshly powdercoated frame finally gets treated to first-rate front suspension components, disc brakes, and power steering. Most enthusiasts will agree that updating a vehicle's front end (suspension, brakes and steering) is the most direct way to give an old car more.
But we should remind you that coil springs can be dangerous, so it's always wise to use extra caution (and a quality spring compressor) when installing them.
In other words, it s an easy way to change from manual to power steering. In fact, many enthusiasts prefer 605 steering over factory 55-57 Chevy power steering.
Remember, our chassis started out as a completely bare frame, so we didn't have stock A-arms to work with. And while we could have found some used A-arms to rebuild, powdercoat, and install, our goal with this series is to avoid using OEM parts (just.
Quality classic reproduction and performance Chevy parts exclusively for Chevrolets and Tri-Five Bel Air, 210, 150 and Nomad.
The full 3-inch drop that these parts provide will not only give our chassis (and car) a cool stance (especially combined with McGaughy's lowered leaf springs out back but should also help our handling situation a little by lowering the vehicle's center of gravity.
Our quest for better handling began with a 605 power steering box from Mike McGaughy's Classic Chevy. Anyone familiar with Tri-fives knows that the 605 conversion, which uses a steering box designed for '78-and-newer GM G-body cars, is one of the most common '55-57 Chevy.
Not shown here, but included with the Heidt's package, are the bearings, seals, nuts, hoses, and other brake hardware. While the spindles, springs and brakes were great, we needed control arms to hold everything together.
4/38 Heidt's also supplied us with 2-inch dropped spindles, 1-inch dropped coil springs, and a disc brake kit. We had RTS powdercoat the spindles, caliper brackets (not shown and springs to match the frame.
So we turned to our friends at D P Classic Chevy (who deal in both new and used parts) to come up with these components. Then we called up Danchuk Manufacturing to order new tie rod ends (both inner and outer) and urethane boots.
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