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    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/cor...suspension.htm

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

    383 silverado 2500 , 4l80e, bassani shorties, coming soon 411 pcm swap & 4.88 gears

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    Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

    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)
    77 Chevy K20 - 80 GMC K2500 (in pieces)
    90 Chevy K3500 - 93 Chevy C2500 (in pieces) - 94 Chevy K1500

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    • #3
      Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

      I have the one from seattle street rods, real good guys to deal with.


      1990 C1500
      1951 Suburban
      2007 Chevy Silverado Z-71
      2009 GMC Yukon

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      • #4
        Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

        Originally posted by GreaseDog
        (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: .
        Last edited by 383 silverado; 11-12-2008, 09:11 AM.

        383 silverado 2500 , 4l80e, bassani shorties, coming soon 411 pcm swap & 4.88 gears

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        • #5
          Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

          Originally posted by 383 silverado
          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.
          77 Chevy K20 - 80 GMC K2500 (in pieces)
          90 Chevy K3500 - 93 Chevy C2500 (in pieces) - 94 Chevy K1500

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          • #6
            Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

            Originally posted by GreaseDog
            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
            Last edited by 383 silverado; 11-12-2008, 08:04 PM.

            383 silverado 2500 , 4l80e, bassani shorties, coming soon 411 pcm swap & 4.88 gears

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            • #7
              Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

              holy crap youre gonna have some jack tied up in that truck. you win the lottery?
              77 Chevy K20 - 80 GMC K2500 (in pieces)
              90 Chevy K3500 - 93 Chevy C2500 (in pieces) - 94 Chevy K1500

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              • #8
                Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                Originally posted by GreaseDog
                holy crap youre gonna have some jack tied up in that truck. 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




                383 silverado 2500 , 4l80e, bassani shorties, coming soon 411 pcm swap & 4.88 gears

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                • #9
                  Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                  Originally posted by 383 silverado
                  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.
                  77 Chevy K20 - 80 GMC K2500 (in pieces)
                  90 Chevy K3500 - 93 Chevy C2500 (in pieces) - 94 Chevy K1500

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                  • #10
                    Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                    Originally posted by GreaseDog
                    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...

                    383 silverado 2500 , 4l80e, bassani shorties, coming soon 411 pcm swap & 4.88 gears

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                    • #11
                      Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                      the portbuilt is a direct bolt in as where the others are not just my $.02
                      my sports car rolles on six wheels!
                      why? cause I'm to fat to get out of a new corvette

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                      • #12
                        Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                        very good point. from what i've seen, Porterbuilt puts out some NICE pieces, unfortunately, nice doesnt come cheap.
                        77 Chevy K20 - 80 GMC K2500 (in pieces)
                        90 Chevy K3500 - 93 Chevy C2500 (in pieces) - 94 Chevy K1500

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                        • #13
                          Re: 60-87 c10 ( c4 corvette front suspention )

                          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.
                          ~Troy
                          '98 StreetRod
                          http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...ld-thread.html

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