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#1233252 - Mon Sep 04 2017 01:20 AM rought ride 1946 Chevy PU.  
geneb46  Offline
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When I built my 1946 Chevy half ton I used 4 feet of a 1995 Chevy S-10 frame for the front. Thinking a better ride and disk brakes. I used a 79 Camaro rear axle with new springs and shocks. And coil over shocks in the front . I change the shocks in the back. Still rides like a hay wagon. How to get a better ride...Thanks

#1233279 - Mon Sep 04 2017 02:58 AM Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46]  
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as someone whose daily driver is currently an S10, I'm not at all surprised - a 1/2T is rough to start, putting a 1/4T front end on it can't improve things


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#1233752 - Wed Sep 06 2017 11:38 PM Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46]  
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if you want a good ride, get a beemer, old trucks are suppose to ride rough


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#1233757 - Wed Sep 06 2017 11:56 PM Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46]  
DennisM  Offline
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Maybe the engine weight is overpowering your coil overs? That's 650 pounds or so.


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#1233828 - Thu Sep 07 2017 05:37 PM Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46]  
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HI GeneB46

My daily driver is a 1998 Chevy S10...4 cylinder 5 speed under the hood...from a ride rides great for a little truck...turns great and stops great compare it my wifes Chevy HHR...not so good..but compare it to my last mostly stock 1953 Chevy rides like a Cadillac...


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