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Old 07-21-2016, 10:17 PM
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Default Upgrading Frame & Suspension

Working with a 70 Chevelle I want to tear out the frame and suspension and replace with either of these:

Art Morrison
https://www.artmorrison.com/chevelle.php

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Schwartzperformance
http://www.schwartzperformance.com/1...is-full-frame/

Admittedly neither are cheap options, but, this thing will handle like its on rails.

Has anyone here done anything like this?

Thanks for your input

Perry
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:47 PM
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Your right not cheap. Always wanted to do that. I have always like the Art Morrison set up.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:04 PM
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There was a guy on the internet who had all kinds of issues with the Swartz on his 64 Chevelle.. I can't find the photos but it was a mess.. Maybe he ordered the wrong frame, I don't know for sure..
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:30 PM
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My humble opinion... keep the stock frame and buy a suspension setup from either Hotchkis or DSE. Then box the frame, either with a premade kit or do your own.

A good friend of mine has the Hotchkis kit on his 72' C10 with a home boxed frame. It really handles well - you almost forget that it's a pickup truck. He also added 13" Baer brakes and the appropriate rolling stock.
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:30 PM
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After my post, I did a whole bunch more research and will not be going that way. I am however taking the advice of this forum by boxing the frame and adding more strength through the middle of th frame by using a kit from HPI Customs.

Thanks for the input everyone.

Now I do have a couple other questions.

First photo: There's brackets on the ends of the frame. I'm pretty sure they're for the bumpers?

Second photo: What is the plastic skirt for

Third photo: what's the small bracket on the corner of the frame for

Thanks again for all your help

Perry
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:36 AM
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First pic...bumper brackets
Third pic...bracket for the shift indicator linkage from the column to trans
cant help with second...my 70 did not have that on it
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:51 AM
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You might want to look into a #1942 frame for a el Camino/station wagon.. They are massive.. You would have to trim the rear rails though..

When I bought my 69 el Camino I noticed how much better it handled and felt compared to the other GM A body's I've driven. When I put it up on a lift I saw why..

I have about $2500 into the SC&C stage 3 front end, Lee box with Spohn rear spherical control arms and it handles and rides well..

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