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1955 Chev Pick up

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    May 2008
1955 Chev Pick up
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:07 AM
I am about to build the AMT 55 chev pu and I am goin to use the aluma coupe wheels and tires.
Any suggestions on mini tubbing to accomodate the tire width?
I also want it to sit on the ground?
Should I narrow the frame and stay with the leaf spring set up or go four link?
Thanks Doug R
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    December 2003
  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:44 AM
that depends on your skill level and how "high tech" you want it to look. its way simpler to narrow the frame and use leaf springs. also, i agree with putting it on the ground. i`ve heard some use 35MM film containers to make wheel tubs. sounds like a cool project. good luck.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22, 2004 2:29 PM
yea the film containers work well, and i also agree with the ground level stance!!!!
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 23, 2004 8:06 PM
i have been using the 35mm flim containers on all my pro street projects, they work great. someday i'll get around posting some of my projects.
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:21 PM
Heres one that I used a AMT NASCAR front clip (GM), grafted to the 55 frame and used the NASCAR motor. Also reworked the lip over the windsheld to give it an overhang.


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