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Old 14th-February-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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62 Chevy II

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I'm new to the forum and just purchased a 1962 Chevy II 2-door with post about a month ago. It doesn't have an engine or tranny. I got it from an auto shop that was going to junk the car. The body is solid, the interior is shot and all the glass is good. It has been converted to the 5 lugs and a 10 bolt rear end has been installed. I want to convert stering box from manual to power and put disc brake up front. I have a 350ci and a powerglide tranny for it. I am looking for a driveshaft and interior parts.
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Old 15th-February-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the SNS forum. Looking forward to seeing you at the Nor~Cal events. Check out the SW section for cruises, BBQs & btw there is a donut run going on soon. Good luck on your parts search.

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Old 15th-February-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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Old 15th-February-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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Another first genner added to the mix, super!
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Old 15th-February-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Old 15th-February-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Another first genner added to the mix, super!
Welcome aboard!!! Another first gen POST car!!!
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Old 15th-February-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Old 19th-February-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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Old 19th-February-2012, 02:49 AM   #9
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Welcome!!

BUT we NEED some pics of this thing so we can be of further assistance...
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Old 19th-February-2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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63 ChevyII Convertible

Hi I am also fairly new to the forum, and have done similar front end work to my 63 convertible. I put in power rack & pinion and that was a great add.

Then I switched to power disk brakes, and then the problems started. Bottom line is the 62-65 front design isn't too good (weak) and adding disc brakes typically will push the wheels outward about 3/4" - 1" . May not seem like much but it is enough to stress the design so it will not hold an alignment. This is also magnified by any additional weight put on the system, in my case a 406 small block, 700R4, bigger radiator pwr steering pump etc, it all adds up. Pushing the wheels out also starts the fender wheel rub problem.

I am giving up on the stock design, and starting the project of converting to a Mustang II subframe conversion (Heidt's type). Supposedly this will solve all problems; bring the track width narrower and move the wheel rear slightly, thus centering the wheel in the fender. It is a kit so in the end I will have several extra parts: power rack& pinion, disc brakes, spindles, control arms, new ball joints, ... added to the mutitude of stuff I already have.

I wish I would have done the conversion to begin with! The $3K seemd like too much and I thought I could get what I wanted piecmeal. Now by the time I am done I will have spent $5K and have all these slightly used parts to sell, if anyone is interested.

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Old 19th-February-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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Glad to have You. This place has all the answers , All you have to do is ask
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