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CHOPPED 1972 CHEVELLE ! 4 INCH VERTICAL DROPPED TOP!   

Index:
In the Beginning ~1997
Chassis Build ~2018
               Frame:
            Front:
                     Suspension:
                     Brakes:
                     Brake lines:
                     Steering:
               Rear:
                     Differential:
                     Suspension:
                     Brakes:
                     Brake Lines:
                     Pinion Mounted Parking Brake:
               Finished Rolling Chassis:
Turbo LSX Install:
             
Chassis Build ~2018

 

This is the car at the start of the chassis project

This is what I did to upgrade and replace the chassis on this car for pro-touring use, not drag racing. Note that simultaneously, I am converting from the original 350 Small Block with th350 trans and stock open 10 bolt rear to a new 5.3 LS with a turbo, th400 trans and 308 12 bolt posi drive train with 4 wheel disc brakes. This is the start ride height. I will end up with a lower stance when it is completed as well. The current frame is completely stock. I do have a nice aluminum drum brake set up on the rear and factory front discs. I had already boxed the front and real lower control arms and added an aluminum drive shaft. This chassis ran really nice but I wanted the boxed frame with the chopped roof and the amount of power this thing will have.

 

These are some of the torque values I used during this build:

 

Torque settings for front components: “in this build”  all in lb-ft

Lower ball joint castle nut                                          83

Upper ball joint castle nut                                          61

Caliper bracket 12mm bolts                                      60

Front upper spindle bolt 5/8”                                   120

Front spindle 2 lower ˝” bolts                                 120

Lug nuts                                                                    80

Idler arm to frame                                                     35

Front upper ball joint mounting screws                       10

Motor mount to frame                                               35

Pitman arm, big nut                                                  180

Steering box to frame                                                64

Tie Rod inner and outer nuts                                      35

Center link to Pitman and idler nuts                            35

Banjo bolts                                                                30

Control arm bolts                                                       80

Rag joint bolt to steering box                                      32

Rear pinion rotational resistance 9 to 10 inch pounds

Pinion nut                                                                 250

Rear caliper bolts front 12mmx1.75 x 25mm long        65

Rear caliper bolts rear 12mm x 1.75 x 40mm long       65

Rear bracket to diff (3) 3/8”                                        50

 

 

 

        

     

         

 

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