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383 silverado
11-11-2008, 11:37 AM
porterbuilt

click on the pictures also click on Dropmember C4
http://porterbuiltstreetrods.com/products.php


also was looking into this but the porter kit seems to be the easiest to install

progressiveauto
http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/sweet.htm


and seattle street rods
http://www.seattlestreetrods.com/corvette_suspension.htm

i plan on going with the porter built front end kit on both of my 64 c10's

GreaseDog
11-11-2008, 12:54 PM
Porterbuilt = $$$ nice stuff though. IMHO, swapping to a 73+ front crossmember cut down, and properly setting up the rear suspension (dont 64s have the truck arm suspension?) you'll be able to get very good results out of it, at a significantly lower cost.

details on the chopped crossmember http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/chopcross.html (BTW, CaptKaos is Chris Lucas, of www.73-87chevytrucks.com)

Colin B
11-11-2008, 04:40 PM
I have the one from seattle street rods, real good guys to deal with.

383 silverado
11-11-2008, 04:48 PM
(dont 64s have the truck arm suspension?))

your right, but the c4 corvette has a different suspention geometry than the 1964 c10's do and the porter built c4 dropmember also uses rack and pinion steering from a vette:aniteef: .

GreaseDog
11-12-2008, 02:17 AM
your right, but the c4 corvette has a different suspention geometry than the 1964 c10's do and the porter built c4 dropmember also uses rack and pinion steering from a vete:aniteef: .
rack and pinion is an easy swap. regardless of what suspension you have under it, you've still got a TERRIBLE weight bias that comes with owning a truck. if you think bolting a Corvette suspension under the truck is going to make the truck handle like it is on rails, you're sadly mistaken. you're going to need a pretty severe engine setback, and extensive firewall clearancing for that.

383 silverado
11-12-2008, 06:59 PM
if you think bolting a Corvette suspension under the truck is going to make the truck handle like it is on rails, you're sadly mistaken. you're going to need a pretty severe engine setback, and extensive firewall clearancing for that.


ya i plan on going with a 6.5 inch fire wall set back from direct sheet metal.
and also going with a c4 corvette rear end seattle street rods makes a rear end kit for it ( 64 c10 )

seattle street rods c4 rear end kit
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/383silverado/chevykit.jpg

GreaseDog
11-12-2008, 10:52 PM
holy crap youre gonna have some jack tied up in that truck. :eek: you win the lottery?

383 silverado
11-13-2008, 09:15 AM
holy crap youre gonna have some jack tied up in that truck. :eek: you win the lottery?


no lottery, i just have a good job im a self employed tile installer.

and if the unfortunet were to happen like it being stolen i have good insurance.i have in on my 62 impala it is worth $25,000 and only pay $200 a year because it is a collector car insurance. heres some pics of my impala


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/383silverado/P1010003-1-2.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/383silverado/P1010010-2.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/383silverado/P1010011-1.jpg

GreaseDog
11-13-2008, 01:51 PM
no lottery, i just have a good job im a self employed tile installer.oh, yeah, that will pay good. i do a little of it on the side, though not enough to go in business. there's not much of a market around here anymore. but it is definitely NICE money! its amazing what people will pay for someone who can lay a nice flat floor.

383 silverado
11-13-2008, 02:28 PM
oh, yeah, that will pay good. i do a little of it on the side, though not enough to go in business. there's not much of a market around here anymore. but it is definitely NICE money! its amazing what people will pay for someone who can lay a nice flat floor.

ya tell me about it but the real $ is in natural stones marble, sandstone ( tile ), travertine ect...

pig rig
11-15-2008, 10:26 AM
the portbuilt is a direct bolt in as where the others are not just my $.02

GreaseDog
11-15-2008, 02:51 PM
very good point. from what i've seen, Porterbuilt puts out some NICE pieces, unfortunately, nice doesnt come cheap.

Inverter
11-27-2008, 08:31 PM
I'm going w/a P/B dropmember when I get back on my 68. A sectioned crossmember is much cheaper but you wont get a narrowed track width like the aftermarket c-members.A must for ultra low ride height.