Hello all,

I have recently sold my 69 Camaro RS Convertible and have gone in a completely different direction.  I am in the process of purchasing a 1956 Chevy Panel Truck.  The truck is STOCK!!  But it's not going to stay that way.  I need to find out if any of you know of a reputable local (Central Florida) shop that can take the stock frame and upgrade it to more of a pro-street look (disc brake conversion, IFS, lowering etc.). I don't know if this would be more economically feasible compared to buying one already made up.   All of my other cars have been pretty much original, but this time I want to do a 180 and go for the street rod look.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.


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Comment by Cristobal Estrada on March 31, 2014 at 11:32am

I know  personally Howards Hot Rods of Winter Garden has put several LS Corvette Drive train,one in a Mazda Miata and a 57 Chevy

Comment by Bob Barker on March 31, 2014 at 9:44am

Thanks for the info.  I'm just in the planning stages now so all information is good.  I'm thinking about putting a complete Corvette drive train in it, but not sure.  I don't have a lot of knowledge about chassis upgrading and I definitely don't have the space or equipment necessary to do it myself so I think I will be out sourcing that part of my upcoming project.

Comment by Cristobal Estrada on March 31, 2014 at 9:31am

Bob if you are up to it  and want to do it yourself there are upgrade kits available for these cars now while keeping the chassis original unless you go with a Art Morrison frame, Speedway Motors sells a 55-57 chevy  2" drop spindles and disc brake kit ,Unisteer has a Tri 5  Bolt -on Power Rack &Pinion kit , other places to look would be Chassis Engineering,Fatman Fabrication, Total Cost Involed,Hotchkis Perfomance,Heidts Hot Rod Shop,I also believe we have a few MCN members that have shops one that comes to mind is in Longwood,Fl


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