If you're looking to build a "sleeper," Art Morrison's new chassis for 1947-53 Chevrolet pickup trucks is the key. Imagine having a 60-plus year-old truck that handles like a new Corvette. The chassis for these trucks is available in two distinctly different versions:
Morrison GT Sport Chassis for 47-53 GM Trucks
The first version of the 47-53 Chevrolet Truck Chassis lineup is our Morrison GT Sport Chassis. It provides a quantum leap in ride and handling over the OEM Chevrolet setup. The primary difference between this and the GT Sport "Performance" chassis shown below is that it employs an independent front suspension designed more for relaxed street use. The ride height is also a bit higher than the "High Performance" version. For the "traditionalist," a leaf spring rear suspension is an available option.
Features Of The GT Sport Chassis:
The beefy 2x6 main rails and strategically placed crossmembers serve to provide a solid foundation for any engine and transmission combination, with adjustable coil-overs on all four corners and an anti-sway bar complimenting the IFS, it's easy to get the perfect balance of performance and comfort. A power rack & pinion makes steering a breeze.
For the "traditionalist," a leaf spring rear suspension is an available option. The beefy braced 9" rear end can be fitted with a wide range of ring & pinion gears to optimize your drivetrain.
The "GT Sport Performance" Chassis
The "GT Sport Performance" chassis features "Sport" IFS with beefy 1 5/16" diameter upper control arms and upsized poly-bushed rod ends that combines with coil-over shocks and anti-sway bar (both adjustable) to provide exact handling. It's also available with an Air Spring+Plus suspension package. The ride height is quite low and requires the bed floor to be raised about two inches.
This chassis is also available with our Morrison Air Spring+ Suspension System both front and rear.
It can accommodate virtually any V-8 engine/transmission (stick or automatic) combination. An optional pedal mount makes for a clean installation.
Front Crossmember Kit
Designed to be "spliced" into a stock 1947-53 Chevy truck chassis, the kit consists of a front crossmember that contains steering, lower control arm and motor mounts, upper control arm/coil-over mounts, tubular upper and lower control arms, ball joints, spindles, adjustable anti-sway bar, Strange adjustable coil-over shocks, and a power rack & pinion steering. Plates are employed to "box" the fame and support the crossmember. The assembly is CAD engineered for the application and provides contemporary handling and ride.
Rear Suspension Kit
Adapting a hefty 9" rear end housing and 4-bar rear suspension to your 1947-53 Chevy truck is easy with this superbly engineered kit from AME. It starts with a 2x6 crossmember that includes mounting brackets for the four bars (which have poly-bushed stainless steel rod ends). A tubular crossmember, with upper coil-over mounts, is attached to the frame using four brackets that also serve to reinforce the rails. The 9" housing is made to your desired width and fitted with mounts for the coil-overs and 4-bar suspension. Strange adjustable coil-over shocks and a lateral stabilizer bar (with mount) complete the package.
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