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1984-87 C4 Corvette Chassis Plans for the Model A Ford Hot Rod

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
 

 

1984-87 C4 Corvette Chassis Plans for the Model A Ford Hot Rod

 

Below are a few sample drawing of the chassis / frame using the 1984 – 87  C4 Corvette suspension parts.  Click on the “Chassis Plan Page” link below for a complete set of measured drawings and pictures.

Street Rod Chassis Plans using C4 Corvette Suspension - 1
Street Rod Chassis Plans using C4 Corvette Suspension - 6
Street Rod Chassis Plans using C4 Corvette Suspension - 9

Building a hot rod, street rod, custom car, or rat rod is not an easy project to undertake. Using the suspension from the 1986 Corvette Indy Pace car convertible had its challenges. At the time so little information could be found for this type of chassis / frame design. While undertaking the build, I measured the original C4 Corvette cross member and rear end and recorded everything as I worked on the build. It was difficult, but a very rewarding challenge.
Purchasing the wrecked Corvette on eBay for my hot rod build was a very affordable method of obtaining the major components for the 1929 Ford roadster hot rod. In the end, I kept all of the suspension parts, motor, transmission, steering column, brake booster, and many other small parts. Everything else was sold, including the much stripped down wrecked Corvette shell. Very little was thrown away. The wheeling and dealing resulted in a tidy profit. The initial cost of the 1986 Corvette was recovered and a very healthy amount left over for the purchase of tools and parts required for the hot rod build. Who said that building a hot rod is expensive?
After giving this a considerable amount of thought, I decided to finish the measured drawing of the chassis / frame on ACAD and share them with other hot rod builders.  These plans would also be useful to other street rod, custom car, rat rod, or hot rod builders and adapting the design to your unique build.

If you feel that this information was useful please, consider making a donation.  It was a huge effort to create these drawings.

 

 

Below is a short video of the plans and pictures of various parts of the chassis / frame explaining a few of the build details.

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