56 Chevy van rear suspension/axle
Have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Forgot your username?


Likes Likes: †0
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    I'm a newbie !
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    12
    Images
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Davegt is offline

    56 Chevy van rear suspension/axle

    Iím just getting started on my 56 Chevy van project, the previous owner has removed the rear axle, cut out the rear chassis and lifted it 7 inches so it can be dropped on the floor whe parked. This means a massive lump in the floor inside the van which I donít want, Iím after a flat useable load area.
    Looking at options?
    Axle and leaf springs? Probably easiest?
    Axle and link bars but then would need towers for the coil overs to fit into
    Jag type rear end
    Other subframe style rear end?
    Open to suggestions?
    Cheers

  2. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Official RnS Addict
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    nowhere
    Posts
    6,606
    Images
    2299
    Post Thanks / Like
    nobody is offline
    You will need simular sort of clearance for jag and a live axle.

    On the jag you need a crossmember above the diff.

    On a live axle you dont but you need the clearance for the diff to move up.you can do the axle coil over mounts low so the tops dont sit into the bed area.

    If youre still hoing to run a low truck,just make a new floor slightly higher up

    You could also use any independant rear end out of say a merc,bmw,lexus
    Rod/custom/drag build profiles:
    Mini | Pop | Porker | Trike | Morris 8

    | 48 chevy coupe | ford f100 | tube chassis,d pop

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Where you live, Town\City\County etc.

Please enter your full name
This field cannot be edited once it has been completed other than via contacting the site admin. Please make sure the information is correct first time.

Log-in

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. 56 @ 56
      By crestaracer in forum Tri Chevys, Spirit Of the Fifties and the Tuck Up Squad boys
      Replies: 20
      Last Post: 02-10-2011, 16:04
    2. 56 chevy pickup axle
      By stang bang in forum Tech Discussion
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 14-01-2011, 19:12
    3. 56 Chevy rear bumpers
      By 56chevynut in forum Stuff - FOR SALE
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 10-03-2010, 13:48
    4. Rear bumper for 56 Chevy PU
      By Paul Y in forum Stuff - WANTED
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 19-10-2009, 09:18
    5. How to remove 56 chevy PU rear springs??
      By Paul Y in forum Tech Discussion
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 23-08-2009, 22:23

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may post new threads
    • You may post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts