That’ll be awesome
It's a 66 Chevelle SS396 I've had since I was 18 (1988). Lemonwood yellow with a black vinyl top. It was last plated in 1993, when I crushed both heels and ankles. Got married in 2002. Put it up on jackstands, intending to restore it, but then had kids and it kinda went untouched until late 2021.Thats a smokin deal right there and love the vintage look. Can you elaborate a little more on this car you are building?
Could you just raise the OEM suspension to get the look. What are your plans for the car? Race? Street? A straight axle is not known for good handling. I'm not trying to change your mind but that picture from 1988 is beautiful. Does 8t have a straight axle there?They have a 4inch dropped version that is a lot less severe. I may go that route. I may do spring spacers if I can do it without screwing up the steering geometry.
My first choice is definitely seeing if I can raise the OEM suspension enough to get a semi gasser look without screwing up the geometry. The 1988 picture is when I first got it with stock suspension. I always liked the gasser look, so I put some cheap spacers in the springs to raise it some, but I wanted to raise it a little more. I'm not sure if I can do that and still have the wheels in correct alignment. The car will be primarily street, but I definitely wanna take it down the track from time to time.Could you just raise the OEM suspension to get the look. What are your plans for the car? Race? Street? A straight axle is not known for good handling. I'm not trying to change your mind but that picture from 1988 is beautiful. Does 8t have a straight axle there?
Thanks man! Hopefully it will be great looking again after it's done, whenever that is....Leadhead
Great looking car. The black rear panel really pops with the black vinyl top. Your new wheels should accent the car well.
Thanks!Thanks for posting and good luck with your project. I love the 66, they make killer hot rods.