Want to build a 55-57 Chevy Short bed PT truck for my wife. Options?
To start off they are not cheap around here and cheap of $2000 will get you a swiss cheese shell and maybe a title.
Want to do a Roadstershop or Art Morrison Chassis:
Wilwood mechanical disc and coil overs all around
383 or LS based powerplant
6 speed trans
9" rear with 4:11's.
Do I find a decent restoration for $20k and hope for the best?
Knowing full on that I will tearing it completely down and most likely changing out the motor, trans and rear
Hoping that the body isn't a cave and pave special and might be lucky to save it???
Realizing I can sell the take offs for some extra cash to put back into the truck
Or buy a Chassis and a new aftermarket body?
Realizing it would be about 10K more, but everything would be brand new and no body issues
Know I still need a donor to get a title
Right now I have enough save to get either a truck or a chassis.
This will be something that will NOT be built to be sold - it will be build to be driven so my wife can enjoy the thrill of the car shows as much as I do along with all the great people that have the love of the sport.
Any and all opinions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in Advance
'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc