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It uses front and rear coil overs, and 4 wheel disc brakes (Willwood) they are shipped seperately for safety reasons. They will paint or CHROME the unit, but I am gonna powder coat it after the test fit.....Street Rod Garage Ask for Chris Sutton.
 

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You could just leave the adapters in place and have a ridgid chassis like the harley guys do. That thing is trick, I bet it's going to handle like it's on rails. How wide of a rear tire can you put on there?
I checked out the site, real nice. Why'd you pick coilovers over air ride, they were both the same price, just picking your brain as you did all the homework already.
 

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I don't care for the complexity of air-ride tooooomany moving parts. The car should handle very well. I did not tub nor narrow the chassis/rear as it adversly effects handling/ride (probably should have a little). As of now, I am thinking: REARS= 275/47zr18 on 10" rims FRONTS 235/50zr18 on 8" rims. I would like to go a little taller on the rears, maybe say 265/50zr18.....still thinking....I like the bigger rims, but don't like the low sidewalls.
 

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Feel free to come up to NY and help with the build! You'll just love the weather....45* and windy today.:willy:
 

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Feel free to come up to NY and help with the build! You'll just love the weather....45* and windy today.:willy:
78 and humid here, was running the AC on the way home, lol.. Hope you have a heated shop! Supposed to be in the 30s at night Friday, then warm back up!
Cool build, looks like fun.
 

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I put a nice heater in the shop so we (me and the car) will be comfortable during the winter assembly. I am definately jonesing to get the engine,tranny and exhaust set up !!!!!!!
 

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I'm happy with the job he did too, Eric. And it's not even MY frame!! Very nice welding/workmanship. Your project is coming along nicely! Looking at it now, I guess a straight axle is out of the question...... ;)
 

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I remember in one of my very old (about 1982) High Performance Pontiac magazines, there was an article about a triple white, 4 speed '67 GTO convertible. The car was called "The Axle" and it had a chromed straight axle under the front end. The guy lived in New York, and raced the car from new. I think he was the original owner. IF I recall, the car ran low 12's or high 11's consistantly, with a '66 tripower on the 400 engine. even back then, I couldn't believe it!!! I think it even had "The Axle" in big gold letters on the doors!! It was waaaay up there. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
 
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