Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update

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Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop)
Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update

When it comes to making a decision on what rear end to use in your Tri-5, there really is no substitute for the Ford 9” from the 9 Inch Factory. Yes, there are a lot of them out there, but the 9 Inch Factory is by far the best quality and fit on the market– plus it’s made in the USA.

(Part # 21-238-PC) Ordered with a 3.73 gear, 31 spline, in black powder coating. We are staging the location for this monster to be mounted to the chassis.

We are installing the 2” drop lowering springs (Part # 21-144).

Line up the center tabs of the springs to the mounting perches of the differential.

This chassis is equipped with Eckler’s Rear Spring Pocket Kit (Part # 21-131). (For installation see this link: http://www.classicchevy.com/assets/pdf/classicchevy/21-131.pdf

Mount the front of the springs to the frame and use new U-bolts (Part # 21-33) to mount the springs to the differential.

Be sure to install new shock mounts as well. (Part # 21-74 & 21-75)

 Now mount the rear of the springs to the new shackles and bushings from the spring pocket kit.

We chose to use KYB performance shocks (Part # 21-57). Mount these to the custom shock bar (Part # 21-228) and to the shock mounts. Install your brake lines (Included with the differential from the 9 Inch Factory.)

Since the rear differential and rear suspension are in place, we are one step closer to a rolling chassis!

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop)
Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update
Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update

Comments

  1. Philip Brocato says:

    The new spring mounting is different from what is available the company. Is it home made and if so what are the spec.?

  2. Mike Marsden says:

    I have new 2in. drop spindles part number 57-10675, what are the proper caliper brackets for the 11 in. rotors and willwood 4 piston brakes. Spindles are RideTech which appear to be discontinued

    • Colin Date says:

      Here is what I heard back from our tech dept:
      If he is using Wilwood 4 piston calipers and 11” rotor he will need to get Wilwoods caliper bracket.
      I believe their part number is 249-11492/92.
      We only carry the caliper bracket that uses the GM A body style calipers.
      We decided not to sell the Ridetech spindles because they require so many other components depending on what you are using.

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