48 chevy business coupe build

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  • October 30, 2008 12:10 AM - 2016 Views
    Pretty straight forward build here.... SOLID 48 Chevy business coupe - updated suspension and drivetrain, built to DRIVE, and drive ALOT. Simple, basic, no frills ....what ....so....ever
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  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 12:15 AM
    Lets face it... Must II under of a fat fendered ride like this is the only way to go... eliminate the worn out kingpin setup from 48. This is a Jim Weimer kit that we offer.


    Not pictured now, but later, just a simple Chassis Engineering parallel rear leaf spring setup. Had to do my own shock setup, as I did not want to alter the floor to use the CE one...
     
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  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 12:22 AM
    Plan is to eliminate the original K-member, to make way for the 350/700r4 combo, and replace it with a SIMPLE tube crossmember / x member.... first was a drop out trans mount crossmember. All this will be installed, tacked in under car while body is on, and final welded when body is pulled, pics of that will be taken then.
     
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  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 12:29 AM
    couple more...
     
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  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 12:37 AM
    as it sits now... wheel and tire side need some tweeking...
     
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  • Red's Place Custom n Restoration Info Website - charlotte, North Carolina
    October 30, 2008 07:56 AM
    looking good now all you gotta do is chop it about 3 inchs and paint it red. Had one years ago wish i still did they do make nice rides. Now I hope more people that visit this site post more car builds and tech articles . RED
     
  • Red's Place Custom n Restoration Info Website - charlotte, North Carolina
    October 30, 2008 07:58 AM
    did you fix the door bottoms on the 32 and do you have any photos of how you did that would be a good post
     
  • REBORN55 Rides Info - de soto, Illinois
    October 30, 2008 09:07 AM
    REBORN55
    Just curious why would you have to modify the floor for the CE install. I have had it on a coupe and just installed the kit on my ragtop with sway bar and no floor modification. Nice build---keep us posted
     
  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 09:39 AM
    The rear shock mount on the Chassis Engineering kit will interfere with the spare tie well, pretty substantially, They state that you have to "modify" the floor to use it. The floors in this car are perfect and the customer wants to retain the stock spare tire location, so I simply made my own setup, and will post that later. I think it may be a problem specific to the business coupe???
     
  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 09:45 AM
    Red, that 32 is a VERY detailed build, all pre 1955 parts and I have it all documented. Someday when I get a spare hour or two I will post it all here.


    I did do the doors, the outer skins are available, but I fabricated the inners.... if you have seen a 3w door you know where I am coming from. The repairs are fit with a butt joint, and TIG welded for a smooth undetectable seem. That is the ONLY rust in that car. Customer is considering having me put in a Walden Speed Shop skin from the belt line down, so that the seem from the inside would be hidden in the belt line and behind the inner door panel, as this car will be debuted I think without an interior and he doesnt want any indication that the door has been repaired. I LOVE WORKING ON THAT 32 PROJECT, NO HOLDS BARRED!
     
  • REBORN55 Rides Info - de soto, Illinois
    October 30, 2008 09:47 AM
    REBORN55
    OK--I knew the sedan had a spare tire well but didn't know for sure the business coupe did. Thanks
     
  • Billnthemale Rides Info - chesterfield, Missouri
    October 30, 2008 09:49 AM
    Billnthemale
    I love this kinda stuff!
     
  • JAWS Rides Info - lahaina, Hawaii
    October 30, 2008 12:22 PM
    JAWS
    Must be those two that have the tire well, my coupe does not.
     
  • brian41chevy Rides Info - new lenox, Illinois
    October 30, 2008 02:09 PM
    brian41chevy
    I never saw a coupe with a spare tire well, learn something new everyday.
     
  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    October 30, 2008 04:26 PM
    Yea, I am thinking its a business coupe thing...
     
  • chopit Info - glendale, Arizona
    October 31, 2008 06:53 AM
    i have a chop top 48 chevy with 74 frt 81 oids rear 6 inch chop pic if you like
     
  • JAWS Rides Info - lahaina, Hawaii
    October 31, 2008 11:00 AM
    JAWS
    I would love to see some pics of that chopped 48!
     
  • chopit Info - glendale, Arizona
    October 31, 2008 04:18 PM
    It's quite obvious that my wife is typing. Bot 4 months ago from Ohio and we are in the process of refurbishing it. Over 100 mods including a '74 Nova front clip - '80 Olds backhalf - shaved - nosed - decked -channelled 2" - '46 grill - 350/350 - custom interior and the car was built in 1985. Hope you enjoy the pix. Give a couple of months and I will give you an update. Jim
     
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  • vendettaautofab Info - baroda, Michigan
    February 05, 2009 09:59 PM
    Few more pics... more to come soon of the chassis, I have had the body off a couple times, will be soon again.
     
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