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    Hello all, I'm Mark and have a small shop in the Detroit area. I have recently taken on a build project that has been through 3 other shops over a 3 year period prior to coming through my door. It is a 55 Belair sitting on a Paul Newman C4 chassis. (sort of) After getting in to this a ways it turns out the old girl is just a beautiful "Poser". On the surface the car looks to be about 80% done. The interior is completely redone, and the body and paint work is all done, but mechanically, electrically, fuel, steering, nothing is completed, most of it was never started. Almost everything on this build I can handle with no issues, however...... The body shop(s) assembled the chassis and installed the body however, the chassis is incomplete, missing parts and some of it is not assembled properly.

    I am in need of instructions and/or a parts list for this chassis, or any information I can find. The Newman website is now completely offline and I have been unable to even locate some sort of archive site with the information but so far nothing. Through my search I keep coming back to this Forum and it appears that some of you have already built these chassis already so I am reaching out for assistance.

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Pictures of the things you need help with would be good.
    Brian

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    Let me know if I can help. I've built several C4 chassis over the years in my shop and I have a lot of posts here on my own C4 Nomad build. Welcome to the site.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

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    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
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    Probably 8 years ago now, I toured Newman's shop (on the central coast of CA- Atascadero if I remember), and somehow either took these pics or got them from someone online. They may help you???

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    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/59%20Apached%20Fleetside%20Big%20Window%20Shortbed[/URL]

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    hi and welcome. good to have you here.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

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    Welcome to the site

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    You've come to the right place, Mark! Laszlo and others here have experience with C4 chassis and running gear conversions for these cars. Good luck with your project.

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