Alex Taylor’s 1955 Chevrolet Project: Rear Suspension And Wheelie Bars For The 6 Second Ride


Alex Taylor’s 1955 Chevrolet Project: Rear Suspension And Wheelie Bars For The 6 Second Ride

The project is still moving right along, but there isn’t much time before it is supposed to hit the road! Last episode the rear housing was cut, welded, and worked into one big stout beast and now it is time to connect it to the chassis. The rear suspension is a major piece of the pie in a car like this and with all the laser cut bracketry welded to the axle housing, it is now time to do the same on the chassis side and connect the two. We’re talking big brackets, with doublers, and big tubing for the upper and lower bars in the 4-link. Of course there is more to the rear suspension on a big tire car like this and the wheelie bars are part of that whole system.

Wheelie bars aren’t just for keeping the car from picking the front wheels up too high, but rather to keep the rear suspension planted correctly. There is a lot going on for a car like this. And since it is a street car that means it needs to have some extra measures taken so it will go down the road correctly. Look at all the work going into fitting these wheelie bars in the body as well. This is artistry and I dig it.

If you have been watching, stay tuned as there will be plenty more build episodes coming over the next few weeks. This thing is supposed to be racing in May! If you haven’t been watching until now, use the link below to watch whatever you’ve missed.

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