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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2018, 10:18:11 AM »
why?

That looks 3-4" too low to be static?


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2018, 10:29:30 AM »
could be perspective or what wheel offset does to geometry but I was thinking it lacks clearance for front steering angle?
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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2018, 11:19:33 AM »
you do realize the wheels are just sitting there.?.   This is a Concept Pic used for visual aesthetics.

I'm a ways off from suspension design...


could be perspective or what wheel offset does to geometry but I was thinking it lacks clearance for front steering angle?

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 10:17:51 PM »
Keeping the UPS guys busy.   Parts are piling up.


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2018, 02:02:33 PM »
That looks 3-4" too low to be static?


For reference the following truck is at 5.5" rockers off the ground at ride height.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGFSh7Vq7QA

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2018, 06:18:02 PM »
v belts and low riders really dont tickle me.  i like a good farm truck stance ready for work.  nice looking shell.  crocked wipers would drive me nuts. 

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 08:43:51 AM »
I dig it.

The old truck I picked up sits pretty low as well, and I haven't had any issues so far with it.. (other than the wife hitting her door on the curb......twice.......)

Here's a couple of pics.



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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2018, 04:36:04 PM »
v belts and low riders really dont tickle me.  i like a good farm truck stance ready for work.  nice looking shell.  crocked wipers would drive me nuts.

im on the other end of the spectrum.  I like the hammered stance.       I dont care for the flat bed look.

to each his own.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2018, 04:38:33 PM »
that looks like a fun ride


I dig it.

The old truck I picked up sits pretty low as well, and I haven't had any issues so far with it.. (other than the wife hitting her door on the curb......twice.......)



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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2018, 07:34:57 AM »
Thanks.. It could use a little less gear. probably address that over the winter they make a 3.23 gear set now for the old banjo rear axle which should get me to 65 ish MPH which should be plenty.

I've got over 700 miles on it since August when I brought it home.

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 06:27:17 PM »
kicked off the build this weekend.

stared by repurposing the buggy frame jig, the adjustable feet allows me to level the frame






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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 06:32:27 PM »
the factory cab mounts on the original frame were in great shape, so i ground off the rivet heads and air hammered them out.

got them positioned and tacked into place on the new frame

next made up some rubber pucks and got the cab in place.


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 06:42:59 PM »
the front suspension will be a Mustang II IFS type with Airbags.   this should give the truck good car like handling and the Airbags will allow for adjustable ride height. 



LOTS of math and measurement to get to this point.   check and recheck and and then check again.


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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2018, 01:52:45 PM »
did you built that sub frame or?

this is the kinda build i always thought about for the Jeepster I have...  I just don't like math and checking math
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1958 Chevy Apache
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »
front crossmember is part of a DIY kit     kits come in different track widths, the rest is installer preference