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    Hot Rod Hunt with C4 chassis builder Rick Moore

    Rick Moore is the builder of the chassis I'm going to try and make work on my 55. He's on the move.

    https://www.facebook.com/hotrodhunt.tv/?pnref=story

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    I like their patina wagon. It shows testament that flat face style wheels even 5 spokes like they have are better served than traditional old school style wheels because of the effects of the deeper back spacing to fit them on wider track widths like the new C4 setup has.

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    On the early C4 suspension the difference from a typical tri5 front disc brake setup on a stock suspension is only 3/8" (10mm) more backspacing/offset. It's only 7/8" (22mm) on a late C4 suspension. That's not all that significant especially considering the handling performance gains, R&P steering, great low-cost big 12" brakes, and weight reduction. In fact, the early C4 front suspension is about the same or slightly narrower than a stock tri5 suspension with '70 Chevelle rotors that some like to use.

    I guess I have a hard time calling these "flat faced" wheels:



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    CN you already posted pictures in the other thread of what a cast old school wheel looks like with a deep offset necessary to fit the newer C4 spacing. Do you like the look? When I say flat face I am referring to a machined billet wheel or 2 piece forged wheels they all have flat faces compared to a cheaper old school cast wheel. That is all I mean by flat face. It also means way more of this $$$$$$.

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    If a guy wants old-school deep looking wheels then by all means don't use a stock-width C4 suspension (or Chevelle rotors). That's what I tell my potential customers. And if you can't afford nice wheels that fit right, then you probably shouldn't be going with a C4 setup in the first place.

    I happen to like the look of wheels that aren't as deep. Newer cars have a lot of positive offset on their wheels, and I like a more modern look. If nostalgia is your thing then go with a narrowed solid rear axle and a stock front suspension with zero or negative offset.

    Pretty sure the wheels on that patina wagon are billet and I personally think they look pretty darn good on it. Again, I don't feel that a 10mm change in frontspacing is that big of a deal. On the late C4 suspension it's a little more obvious because the offset needs to be even more by around 12mm (~1/2").

    Here's billet 17" wheels on a late front and early C4 rear. The front tires are 245s and the rears are 275s. I think they look great.

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    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

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    I don't disagree the 55 wagon above and the 57 mad look great IMO also.

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    I love the shiny blue one.
    So click here for the sizegenetics.

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    Where are the fuses on a 55 chevy?Where in the world is the fuse box on a 55 Chevy Bel Air 150/210?I've looked under the dash and under the hood and darn if I seen them.

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    Welcome to the site....you should introduce yourself

    There were only fuses on a few accessories, and in the headlight switch. If it has a fuse panel, it's just a tiny little one under the dash plenum. Most circuits were not even fused. Are you having a problem?
    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

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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