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rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. #1233252
Mon Sep 04 2017 01:20 AM
Mon Sep 04 2017 01:20 AM
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geneb46  Offline OP
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Mich
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

Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46] #1233279
Mon Sep 04 2017 02:58 AM
Mon Sep 04 2017 02:58 AM
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Flxible  Offline
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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

Bill


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


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

Dennis


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Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46] #1233828
Thu Sep 07 2017 05:37 PM
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mikec4193  Offline
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HI GeneB46

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

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Re: rought ride 1946 Chevy PU. [Re: geneb46] #1247587
Wed Dec 20 2017 02:19 PM
Wed Dec 20 2017 02:19 PM
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Bill Rinaldi  Offline
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The problem, assuming the S-10 front end is square and angled properly, is most likely in your spring rate and/or the shock rate.. I run with a few guys who have AD trucks set up with S-10 frames. Their ride is comparable to stock S-10's. There are a few web sites that address S-10 swaps with a lot of information on what springs/shocks to use. The HAMB has a few articles and a good message board to post your rough ride questions on.


Bill Rinaldi

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