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brettxray
    
What full size chevy cars can swap suspension parts with a 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne?
I have a 1958 Chevy Biscayne that is all original. I want to upgrade the suspension and brakes but am on a shoestring budget. Has anyone found another later model year car that has close enough suspension and brake parts to upgrade my x-frame chassis? I have looked at sites that give wheelbase and width of various year Impalas, but haven't found a site that would operate like the old "crossover books" the junkyards have. Thanks.
posted: July 8, 2012
 
    
 
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retiredpartsman
    
checked 30th edition of HOLLANDER INTERCHANGE MANUAL it shows the spindle being different between 58 and 59 ..the 59 has wider brakes on front 2 1/2 inches.it appears other than that the only way to update would be to clip the frame ,which does not fit limited budgets. I HAVE A LOTOF HOLLANDER MANUALS AND CAN COVER FROM IN THE TEENS UNTIL THE YEAR 1999
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retiredpartsman
    
checked 30th edition of HOLLANDER INTERCHANGE MANUAL it shows the spindle being different between 58 and 59 ..the 59 has wider brakes on front 2 1/2 inches.it appears other than that the only way to update would be to clip the frame ,which does not fit limited budgets. I HAVE A LOTOF HOLLANDER MANUALS AND CAN COVER FROM IN THE TEENS UNTIL THE YEAR 1999
posted:  July 8, 2012
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brettxray
    
Thank you, partsman. I was hoping to find something along the lines of a mid 70's G body or A body similar enough in specs to pull all the suspension and brake components and place on my vehicle. I know Chevrolet doesn't like to re-tool any more than necessary. Thank you again for your time and checking in the manuals. --Brett
posted:  July 8, 2012
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jimmydeanclean
    
the frame set up was used from 1958 through 1964 all were set up the same way, using the center carrier bearing ( 2 piece driveshaft ) and rear end suspension set up.
I built a 58 delivery a few years back, and found this out then. Hope this answers your question.
posted:  August 22, 2012
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