1947-55 (1st Ser.) Chevrolet Truck Frames & Chassis

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CTE frames & rolling chassis are designed to fit 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 Chevrolet short bed trucks, panels and Suburbans.

CTEE frames & rolling chassis are designed 1954 and 1955 (1st. Ser.) Chevrolet short bed trucks and Suburbans.

Call for information and pricing for your specific frame or chassis needs. Proudly manufactured at our shop in Baltimore Ohio.

 Our hot rod frames feature our new boxed frame rails, constructed from 10 gauge steel. Our rails mimic the original shape, contours and widths of the original frame, unlike mandrel bent box tube. The rails are fully welded and the corner welds smoothed.

  Unlike the original Chevrolet frame, our street rod frames incorporate our tubular crossmember. Not only does this create a stronger frame, but it allows room for all of the popular transmissions. 

  Other options are available, such as Custom ride heights, Air ride, brake upgrades, new 3rd members and Kugel Suspension.

CTE frames are designed to fit 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 Chevrolet short bed trucks and Suburbans.

CTEE frames are designed 1954 and 1955 (1st. Ser.) Chevrolet short bed trucks and Suburbans.

 

Frames

1947-55 (1st Ser.) Chevy truck, panel truck and Suburban frame, with:

                Radiator support mount

                Tube X member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized G.M. transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed

                Running board brace holes, drilled & threaded

                Front Cab mounts, welded into place

                1947-53                     CTE2    $3,330

                1954-55 (1st Ser.)    CTEE2  $3,330

 

1947-55 (1st Ser.) Chevy truck, panel truck and Suburban frame, with:

                Rear frame rails narrowed 2” per side for wider rear wheel & tire

                Tube X member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized G.M. transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed

                Running board brace holes, drilled & threaded

                Front Cab mounts, welded into place

                Requires Bed modification

                1947-53                     CTE3    $4,100

                1954-55 (1st Ser.)    CTEE3  $4,100

 

1947-55 (1st Ser.) Chevy truck, panel truck and Suburban frame, with:

                *Rear Frame rails narrowed more than 2” per side

                  *Can be narrowed to a total of 23” outside to outside

                Tube H member with Transmission crossmember

                Vulcanized G.M. transmission mount

                Frame Rails boxed

                Running board brace holes, drilled & threaded

                Front Cab mounts, welded into place

                Requires Bed modification

                1947-53                     CTE4    $4,310

                1954-55 (1st Ser.)    CTEE4  $4,310

 

Add-Ons for Frames

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Brake/Clutch Pedals  installed on Frame

Brake pedal and booster/master cylinder mount installed  add $415

 

Brake &Hydraulic Clutch pedal and booster/master cylinder mount installed   add $630

 

Motor Mounts installed on Frame

 Note, Motor mounts are only installed when we are installing the front & rear suspension for proper drive line angle and clearances.

1965-89 SBC, BBC or LT1/LT4 Chevy Pro motor mounts, installed           add $485

 

*LS Series Chevy Pro motor mounts, installed       add $485

  *Also includes 6.0/5.3/4.8 G.M. motors

 

Front Suspension or Bracket Kits installed on Frame

Mustang II based front suspension, installed, with:

                Upper control arm mounts

                Lower crossmember

                Tubular upper control arms, steel

                T-Bolts & Nuts

                Tubular lower control arms, steel

                Gas Shocks

                5 x 4.75″ GM Big Brake rotors & G.M. Calipers

                PA-20 springs

                Urethane Spring Insulators

                Power or Manual rack & pinion

                Rack bushings

                Tie rod ends

                2″ Drop or Stock Spindles

                Front Sway Bar

                                                                                       add $2,885

 

1984-87/1988-96 C4 Corvette front suspension brackets, installed with:

                Crossmember/upper arm mounts

                Coil-over or Shockwave mounts

                Urethane Lower control arm bushings and hardware

                RQ Ride Tech front coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                Power rack & pinion with mounting bushings

                                                                                       add $2,305

 

1988-96 Sweet Ryde C4 Corvette front suspension, installed, with:

                Crossmember/upper arm mounts          

                Coil-over or Shockwave mounts               

                Urethane Lower control arm bushings and hardware     

                RQ Ride Tech front coil-overs with Hyperco springs       

                Power rack & pinion with mounting bushings

                Front Sway Bar 

                *Used 1988-96 Vette Suspension, 12 1/4″ brake system               

                *Non refurbished, No warranty on parts other than being straight parts

                                                                                       add $4,225

 

Rear Suspension installed on Frame

Rear leaf spring suspension, installed with:

                Leaf springs

                Front hangers

                Rear shackles bushings and tubes

                Rear shackle hangers

                U-bolts

                Spring retainer plates

                Axle pads

                Shocks

                *For CTE2 & CTEE2 frame only

                                                                                       add $1,270

 

Triangulated 4-bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Upper bars, steel

                Lower bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For CTE2 & CTEE2 frame only

                                                                                       add $1,655

 

Parallel 4-bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Link bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                Upper coil-over mounts

                Panhard bar and brackets

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For CTE2, CTEE2, CTE3 & CTEE3 frame only

                                                                                       add $2,115

 

Pro-Street 4- bar rear suspension, installed with:

                Link bars, steel

                Frame brackets

                Rear axle brackets

                Panhard bar and brackets

                Standard Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                *For CTE4 & CTEE4 frame only

                                                                                       add $2,115

 

1984-87 or 1988-96 C4 Corvette rear brackets, installed with:

                Trailing bar mounts

                Coil-over mounts

                Pinion mounts

                Rear Cover mounts

                RQ Ride Tech rear coil-overs with Hyperco springs

                Narrow Vette rear parts and include:    

                                Steel camber bars

                                Urethane rear cover bushing

                *For CTE4 & CTEE4 frame only

                                                                                       add $3,330

 

Rear Ends installed on Frame

9″ Ford rear, installed, with:

                New heavy duty tapered center

                1/4″ wall axle tubes

                Billet flanges

                Stainless breather vent

                New Hardened 28 or 31 spline axles

                Wheel studs, 4.5″ Ford or 4.75″ GM bolt pattern

                Axle seals

                Bearings

                Bearing retainers

                Center section studs

                10.5” Disc brakes with parking brake in calipers

                                                                                       add $2,245

 

*Used 1988-96 C4 Corvette rear, Dana 36, installed, with:

                Half Shafts

                Rear Cover

                Toe-in Adjuster

                Trailing bars

                Hub Carriers

                Rotors

                Calipers

                Center Section

                *Non refurbished, No warranty on parts other than being straight parts

                                                                                       add $1,535