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1953-1962 C1 Replacement Chassis

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Quick Overview

Only from Street Shop, we offer a new "mandrel formed" replacement chassis for your 1953-62 Corvette and is designed to fit under the stock floor-pan. This chassis utilizes the C4 1989-96 Corvette suspension, drastically improving handling and braking capability. Designed around the car's original features, this chassis allows you to "bolt on" your original body with only minor modification to your C1 Corvette body *.

* Requires trimming the lower edge of the front INNER fender panels, and a clearance notch must be made in the leading edge of the spare tire well below the trunk floor.

The process of mandrel bending our 4"x2"x0.120" wall steel tubing maintains the dimension of the tubing, thereby providing the maximum amount of stregth from the finished frame rail. These one-piece, formed rectangular rails are very rigid and lightweight. The end result is a frame that weighs slightly less than the original, but also one that resists the twisting and flexing common to these cars.

All chassis are finished in durable semi-gloss black powder coating and feature stock mounting for the bumpers and body. Engine and transmission mounts, which are capable of many engine / transmission combinations, are side mount style with a removable crossmember. Engine location is lower than stock to enhance handling by achieving a lower center of gravity. Coil-over shocks are used at each wheel and provide a completely adjustable ride, while a power rack and pinion steering unit is included for quick and responsive steering.

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Standard Bare Frame Specifications:

Standard Chassis Kit Components & Specifications:

Welded Chassis with stock mounting locations for Body, Bumper, engine mounts and Removable transmission Crossmember, Powder Coated Semi-gloss Black (Other Colors Available at additional cost)

  • Factory-type Frame Mounted Battery Tray, C1
  • Install Provision for Factory Battery Tray, C2 (Specify LH or RH)
  • DSE Power Rack & Pinion w/ New Tie Rod Ends
  • New 1" Front Sway Bar w/ Urethane Bushings & Billet Endlinks
  • Steering Shaft Adapter, DSE Rack to Corvette Column
  • QA1 Aluminum Coil-Over Shocks, Single Adjustable, Front
  • QA1 Aluminum Coil-Over Shocks, Single Adjustable, Rear
  • Stainless Steel Brake System w/ Stainless Braided Hoses
  • Billet Aluminum Adjustable Camber Bar, pr.
  • Grade 8 or equivalent fastener kit
  • Custom Rear Toe Assembly

Available Options & Accessories :

  • Powder coat calipers.
  • Hydroboost hydraulic brake booster systems.
  • Power steering line kit. Vintage Air systems for original A/C and non-A/C Corvettes ('58-'77)
  • American Powertrain Tremec Transmission Kits with stock shifter location.
  • Rock Valley stainless steel fuel tanks with in-tank electric fuel pump.
  • Custom wheels from American Racing, Budnik, Billet Specialties, and many more.
  • Most brands of tires available.
  • Multiple rear gear ratios available.
  • Offset rear sway bar available for C4 based C2 chassis with wider rear wheels.
  • Flaming River Steering columns, tilt 63-69.
  • Turn signal harness adapters for Flaming River columns.
  • DeWtt’s aluminum radiators with custom outlet configurations available.
  • LS engine Harness Kits from GMPP.
  • LS engine drive accessory package with A/C, power steering, 140 amp alternator, and billet brackets. 
  • Billet Lower Coil-Over Mount, pr, Rear (63-82 Chassis Only)
  • 89-96 Corvette Front Suspension, Used; Cleaned & Rebuilt
  • Stainless Steel Fuel Line w/ AN Fittings
  • Stainless Steel Fuel Return Line w/ AN Fittings for EFI
  • LS Fuel Single Line Fuel System w/ SS Line, Return-Style Filter, Flexible Fuel Lines Using OEM Connectors From Engine to Fuel Tank
  • Rebuilt Calipers w/ New Brake pads, Includes Mounting Brackets
  • New PBR (OEM) Calipers for 13” Front Rotors and Street Shop’s Exclusive C5/6 Rear Brake Conversion
  • New OEM-style Rotors, Complete Set of Four
  • Drilled And Slotted Performance Rotor Kit w/ 13" Front, Complete Set of four
  • Wilwood 6-Piston Front Calipers and Wilwood 4-Piston Rear Calipers for Stock-type Rotors and PolyMatrix Brake Pads, Powdercoated Black (Add $120 for Red Powdercoat)
  • American Racing Torq Thrust II Wheels (Polished or Grey Spokes) and Tires (17x7 w/225/50/17 on C1, 17x8 on C2 w/ 245/45/17 & C3 w/ 255/45/17)
  • Lokar Universal Parking Brake Cable Kit w/ Corvette Clevis
  • Power Steering Line Kit
  • DeWitt’s Aluminum Radiators, Dual 1.25" core with Electric fan/shroud installed
  • Hydratech Hydraulic Brake Assist Kits for 53-82 Corvettes
  • Master Power Dual Stage Master Cylinder Upgrade Kit for C1
  • Prothane Urethane Body Mount Kits for C2 and C3
  • Flaming River Steering Column for 1953 - 1962 Corvette, Non-Tilt, Paintable
  • Flaming River Tilt Steering Column for 1963 - 1967 Corvette, Paintable
  • Flaming River Tilt Steering Column for 1968 - 1975 Corvette, Paintable
  • Rock Valley Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks
  • Vintage Air A/C Systems
  • GM Performance Parts Crate Engines
  • American Powertrain  5spd (6spd kits available for C1 and C3) Tremec Transmission Conversions
  • LS Accessory Drive Kit; A/C, P/S, Alt. (ADD $500 for Chrome/Polish)

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